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Get to Know Us

Caring for children, adolescents,
and families of South Florida

Institute for Child and Family Health

Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc. (ICFH) is a private, not-for profit organization that has been providing behavioral health, educational, and prevention services to the children, adolescents, and families of South Florida since 1945.

Child and Family Counseling

Child and Family Counseling

Early Childhood Programs

Early Childhood Programs

Family Preservation Services

Family Preservation Services

Substance Abuse Prevention

Substance Abuse Prevention

Literacy and Educational Development

Literacy and Educational Development

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Our Mission

Institute for Child and Family Health, Inc. empowers the children, youth and families in our community by providing services that enhance their emotional, physical and educational well-being.

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Our Vision

Building strong, emotionally healthy, successful and productive children and families in our community.

Core Values

  • Quality of services and care
  • Leadership and collaboratio
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Being ethical
  • Compliance
  • Dedication
  • Going above and beyond
  • Being dependable
  • Solving problems
  • Compassion and caring

Our History

Institute for Child and Family Health was started in 1945 as a small clinic located at, and working out of, Jackson Hospital. By the mid 1960’s, it had become The Child Guidance Clinic of Miami. In 1972, the name was changed to The Children’s Psychiatric Center, Inc. (CPC) and in 2007, the name was again to Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH). The change was made to encompass all the services provided at ICFH. Throughout the years ICFH has consistently provided quality services to children and families in the South Florida community. ICFH currently has over 100 employees serving approximately 5000 children, adolescents, adults and families per year.

ICFH’s current programs provide services in five programmatic focus areas. Each of these programs utilizes performance & quality improvement measures to measure successes and areas of improvement needed. The programmatic focus areas are Child and Family Counseling, Early Childhood Services, Family Preservation Services, Substance Abuse Prevention and Literacy/Educational Services. ICFH provides its services at three centers located in northern and southern Miami-Dade and Broward and most services are provided where the clients live and/or participate in educational activities.

Our Funders

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