Intensive Family Preservation (IFP): Intensive family preservation services are short-term and family based. This service works closely with families in order to keep children in the home with their caregivers. This service also makes the transition for children easier when they are returned to their caregivers home after being placed outside of the home. The referral source, therapist, and family support worker join together to form a team approach in order to meet the identified needs and goal of the family.