Yale Child Study Center – Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS)

Yale Child Study Center
Business: Yale Child Study Center - Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS)
Contact Person: Virginia Zecchini, Assistant Clinical Professor (Social Work) in the Child Study Center
Phone: 203-737-2721
Website: http://childstudycenter.yale.edu
Address: 98 York Street
New Haven, CT06511

IICAPS addresses the comprehensive needs of children with psychiatric disorders and their families who need assistance in managing children’s behaviors to keep them safe in the home and community. Children appropriate for IICAPS are those who are discharged from psychiatric hospitals or residential treatment facilities with additional in-home support; children in acute psychiatric crisis for whom hospitalization is being considered; or children for whom traditional outpatient treatment is insufficient to maintain them in the community.

The IICAPS Research Group oversees and conducts research and evaluation of the IICAPS network and Yale IICAPS programs, and guides investigators interested in pursuing projects within this realm. The main purpose of IICAPS Research is to integrate research findings into practice. Some of the current projects include: school attendance/school refusals, analysis of IICAPS treatment completers vs. non-completers, family engagement and effectiveness of IICAPS, significance of Important Childhood Events (ICE) and Adverse Childhood Expe-riences (ACE) in predicting clinically meaningful outcomes for children and families, and Family Health and Development Project.

The IICAPS Research group is led by Dr. Joseph Woolston, Albert J. Solnit Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Pediatrics.