Regional Intervention Program (RIP)

Regional Intervention Program

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What is it?

The Regional Intervention Program (RIP) is a parent-implemented, professionally-supported program for young children and their families who are experiencing challenging behaviors. RIP has been serving families with young children since 1969. This unique, internationally-recognized program guides parents in learning the skills to work directly with their own children while they receive training and support from experienced RIP families.

 

How much does it cost?

RIP is funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS),  so there are no fees associated with RIP. Services are free of charge to families. Parents “pay back” time spent in Phase One of treatment by mentoring newer families  and supporting program operations during Phase Two of treatment – Payback Treatment. Phase Two – Payback Treatment also provides an opportunity for families to continue learning and practicing skills in a supportive environment.  Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System operates four RIP sites across the State of Tennessee through a grant contract with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS).

Who is eligible?

A child up to age 6 at the time services are requested
A child experiencing behavior challenges
A parent or legal guardian willing to agree to services
A parent, legal guardian, or other appropriate guardian willing to regularly participate in the program
Families who are legal residents of Tennessee

Participation
Families enrolled in RIP actively participate in the program 2 times per week for 2 hours each visit (4 hours total per week). It takes about 6-9 months to complete the program.

 

Locations

Cleveland

Rebecca Brnik
Program Coordinator
Volunteer Behavioral Health
Ph: (423) 339-6781

Program Days/Times:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 or 5:30-7:30

Franklin

Liz Johnson
Program Coordinator
Volunteer Behavioral Health
Ph: (615) 786-2821

Program Days/Times:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 or 5:15-7:15

Gallatin

Stacey Broyles
Program Coordinator
Volunteer Behavioral Health
Ph: (615) 451-9618

Program Days/Times:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 or 5:15-7:15

Smyrna

Kailey Jones
Program Coordinator
Volunteer Behavioral Health
Ph: (615) 890-4622

Program Days/Times:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:45-5:45 or 5:45-7:45

 

The RIP Philosophy 

RIP Services

The History of RIP

Frequently Asked Questions

For further information please visit the State of Tennessee website 

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