Large Study on Effectiveness

Dr. Ray Kirk from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill conducted a retrospective study of more than 1,200 children who had received IFPS services in North Carolina and compared them with over 110,000 children who had not received these services. IFPS outperformed traditional child welfare services in every case by reducing the number of placements or delaying placements. IFPS interventions improved family functioning and were most effective with the highest risk families.

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