Child Study Center Receives Cohen Grant for In-Home Child Psychiatric Services
The Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine has received a joint pledge of $250,000 from Amy Cohen and the Saul Z. and Amy S. Cohen Family Foundation to help the Center evaluate the effectiveness of the Intensive In-Home Child Psychiatric Services (IICAPS).
IICAPS is an innovative clinical program for children with serious emotional disturbances. The program is designed to reduce the need for psychiatric hospitalization by improving child and family functioning and increasing the capacity of families to meet the needs of their children. IICAPS is presently being replicated in 14 sites within Connecticut.
Funding will enable the program to staff the process of collecting and imputing valid and reliable data and will support the data analysis that is essential for determining the effectiveness of the service in preventing the use of restrictive treatment settings.
The IICAPS staff includes: Program Director Jean Adnopoz, clinical professor in the Child Study Center; Senior Medical Director Joseph Woolston, M.D., the Albert J. Solnit Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Chief of Child Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital; and Medical Director Steven Berkowitz, M.D., assistant professor at the Child Study Center. Kathleen Balestracci is the project manager for the evaluation.