Parent Child Interaction Therapy
TFI Family Service’s new program, Grow Nurturing Families, utilizes an evidence-based Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) model. The goal of Grow Nurturing Families is to increase child social skills and cooperation, and improve the parent-child attachment relationship. PCIT teaches parents traditional play-therapy skills to use as social reinforcers of positive child behavior and traditional behavior management skills to decrease negative child behavior. Grow Nurturing Families is being offered through a Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) grant. Grow Nurturing Families is premised on the belief that all families have value and children belong with their parents.
- PCIT is a dyadic behavioral intervention for children (ages 2 – 7 years) and their parents or caregivers but TFI may serve children up to the age of 12.
- Grow Nurturing Families will be delivered partially in-home and may include additional supportive services to help reduce barriers.
- Grow Nurturing Families will be offered in 22 different counties across the state of Kansas.