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Prevention Services

Integrated Practice Team

What is IPT?

CHOY's Integrated Practice Team (IPT) is a family centered, strength based, team approach of community partners aimed to develop a comprehensive action plan with the intent of keeping children at home, while maintaining the integrity of the family.


How does it work?

IPT joins families and community partners together to review innovative solutions for keeping children at home. During the meeting, a comprehensive, goal-driven family action plan will be created and signed by everyone present. An IPT assistant will then follow up with the family for 90 days after the meeting for updates and completion.

Meetings last one hour on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at either 9 AM, 11 AM, or 1 PM. A 3 PM time slot is open for emergencies on those days. Emergency meetings can also occur on Friday anytime between 8 AM and 4 PM.


How to make a referral

Any Children, Youth and Families (CYF) case worker or worker from a referring agency can make a referral for any family at any stage of CYF involvement or with an imminent risk of CYF involvement. 

A complete referral form can be sent to: or fax form to 717-600-2123


IPT partner agencies: