Psychoeducation: IFSS hosts workshops for families, and caregivers, focused on information
that is timely and relevant for those enrolled. Topics include understanding
mental illness, symptoms, medication management, coping techniques, stress
reduction strategies, community resources, and entitlements.
Family Consultation: IFSS staff meet with families to provide information and consultation.
Sessions focus on problem solving and coping techniques.
Respite Care: Respite services provide temporary relief to caregivers and families,
giving them the opportunity to recharge, relax, and handle other responsibilities.
Respite options may include out-of-home events during day or evening hours.
Family Support Groups: These sessions provide a place for families and caregivers to connect,
share insights, and hear from others who are experiencing similar situations
Advocacy: To help the community and other professionals understand and respond to
the needs of families caring for a person living with mental illness,
IFSS offers assertiveness and communication skill-building programs. The
team also offers facilities, and mental health education programs for
the general community.
Referral Services: The IFSS team can connect families and caregivers to relevant services
and assistance for mental health and non-mental health-related needs.