Welcome to the CIBHS IPS Supported Employment and Education in
California webpage. CIBHS recognizes that there is an urgent need
statewide to increase access to employment and education for
people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders. We have
subsequently prioritized the implementation of Individual
Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment and education
services because of its proven effectiveness for producing
positive outcomes for this population.
The Strengths Model is a recovery-oriented, evidence-based case
management model developed by Charles Rapp and colleagues at the
University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. It was developed
in the early 1980’s in response to traditional mental health
approaches that often focused on pathology and diagnosis, held
low expectations for what people with mental illnesses could
achieve in their life, and frequently used stabilization and
maintenance as measures of success.
TFCBT is a therapy model developed by Drs. Judy Cohen, Tony
Mannarino and Esther Deblinger. It is used for children ages 3‐18
who have experienced one or more significant traumatic life
events, resulting in PTSD symptoms or functional impairments.
After much consideration, CIBHS has decided to no longer provide implementation support for Functional Family Therapy. While CIBHS believes that FFT is an important and valuable practice for families, we think that sites can be better supported through the developers directly and in a more cost-effective manner. We value the opportunity we have been given to work with each and every one of you. CIBHS introduced FFT to California in 2006 and over 53 teams went through the process of implementing FFT across the state.
CIBHS will continue to bring new evidence-based practices for individuals, youth, and families. Our current focus is on identifying practices that mitigate social determinants of health and support recovery and wellness in areas such as housing, employment, education, supportive relationships, and community involvement. CIBHS is currently offering implementation support for the Individual Placement Model of Supported Employment and Education, Illness Management and Recovery, and Strengths Model case management.
For specific FFT inquires and questions please reach out to www.fftllc.com.