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Intensive Clinical Program for Families of the Fallen

Survivors of Fallen Warriors get up to 2 years of treatment in just 2 weeks through the Intensive Clinical Program for Families of the Fallen

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What is the Intensive Clinical Program for Families of the Fallen?

The Intensive Clinical Program for Families of the Fallen (ICPFF), established in 2017 with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), is a groundbreaking outpatient treatment program designed to treat Survivors of Fallen Warriors with up to two years of treatment in a two-week program, combining evidence-based therapy with complementary and alternative medicine.

What sets the ICPFF apart from other programs is that it is staffed not only by Massachusetts General Hospital clinicians and fitness and nutrition experts — all trained in Military culture and specialize in treating invisible wounds — but also by Veterans, Service Members and Military Family Members who are subject-matter experts and able to provide high-level peer support through their shared life experiences.

This program treats  ...

  • Grief

    Grief is the anguish experienced after significant loss, usually the death of a beloved person, and often includes physiological distress, anxiety, confusion, and fear. Prolonged grief disorder can cause intense longings for the deceased, or preoccupation with thoughts of the deceased or with the circumstances around the death.

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    PTSD can develop after a person has been directly exposed to, witnessed or heard about a traumatic event, and involves a threat of severe bodily harm or loss of life to themselves or others.

  • Co-Occuring Challenges

    Co-occurring challenges include major depressive disorder (depression) and generalized anxiety disorder (anxiety). Depression negatively affects how you feel, think and act. It can cause feelings of sadness and a loss of interest in activities; lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems; and decrease your ability to function at work and at home. Anxiety is characterized by long-lasting, excessive worry about life issues and day-to-day life. People experiencing anxiety often find it difficult to relax and have an inability to stop worrying, even in the absence of major life stress.

About the Program

The program provides participants with:
  • Comprehensive Education
  • Daily Individual Treatment
  • Therapy Skills Groups
  • Stress Reduction & Resiliency
  • Recreational Activities
  • Medication Management
  • Program Cost

    Offered at no cost to the participant (travel, meals, care and support are provided)

  • Eligibility

    Family Members of Veterans of all eras and active duty Service Members

  • Area of Service

    National and international

Want to Participate?

  • Step 1

    Click the Get Care button or call 617-724-5202

    to be connected to a member of our care team.

  • Step 2

    A member of our care team will follow up to discuss your specific needs and establish next steps

    to help develop an effective treatment plan that meets each individual’s needs.

  • Step 3

    After a treatment plan has been established, you will attend the ICPFF at no cost to you or your family

    to get help overcoming the effects of invisible wounds and successfully return to family life, work, school and community.