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.
“When we didn’t know what to do next, RIP gave us a plan, a guide. Not only has RIP helped us now, but it’s given [us] a grasp on strategies our family needs for life.” - RIP parent/graduate
RIP is coordinated by a professional resource staff person as well as RIP parent graduates. Parents with concerns should feel free to contact the program. Head to kidcentral tn’s state services directory to search for the RIP program in your area or email RIP professionals at RIP.TDMHSAS@tn.gov. In March 2020, RIP Nashville moved into its new home at 5020 Darlington Drive, Nashville TN 37211. This state-of-the-art facility will allow the program to serve the community for the next 50 years.