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IAFT at Alexander Youth Network, intensive foster care for children and young adults

Intensive Alternative Family Treatment (IAFT)

Intensive Alternative Family Treatment® or IAFT is one of Alexander Youth Network’s Therapeutic Foster Care services, providing an advanced level of behavioral care in a family environment.

Program Overview

IAFT is a highly-structured placement option for children and young adults with significant behavioral and emotional challenges. This evidence-based, family-centered model supports children’s success through a loving and therapeutic living environment. Children and young adults ages 6-21 are eligible for IAFT.

What makes IAFT® an effective treatment option?

  • Trained and licensed parents with a history of success for high-risk children
  • Close monitoring and communication:
    • Daily contact with the treatment parent
    • Weekly contact with a team of professionals responsible for the child’s plan of care
  • Respite support
  • Psychiatric oversight and 24/7 crisis support
  • Only one child placed in a home to emphasize the child’s individual needs
  • Consistent behavioral intervention plans
  • Access to specialized therapeutic services and evidence-based training
  • Treatment evaluations during and post-treatment for successful outcomes

You can change the future, one child at a time. Alexander is looking for patient and understanding adults over 21 years of age from a large multi-county area throughout the Piedmont and Foothills of North Carolina.

Questions about Therapeutic Foster Care? Visit our Foster Care FAQ.

Ready to take the next step? Download the foster parent application here.