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Regional Intervention Program (RIP) - Volunteer

RIP is designed for the early treatment of children under 6 years of age with moderate to severe behavior disorders. This is a parent-implemented program supported by a small professional and paraprofessional staff. Parents serve as primary teachers and behavior change agents for their own child, and as daily operators of the overall program.

Eligibility Requirements

This program is for families of children under the age of six years who have moderate to severe behavior disorders. The parent needs help controlling the challenging behavior of their child. No mental health diagnosis is needed. Parents may self-refer if their child is showing significant behavioral problems. Referrals may also be made by professionals, but the parent must be the person who calls the program. Parents must be willing to participate in program with their child, since this is a parent implemented program. Parents learn from other parents who have mastered the techniques taught in RIP. Programs are operated two hours a day, two days a week.

How to get started

  1. Use one of these methods to contact this service:
    • Phone
  2. Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.

Ages Served

Ages 1-5


Murfreesboro

434 East Bell Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Office: Monday -Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm Programs: Monday & Wednesday 3:45-5:45 p.m. and 5:45-7:45 p.m.

Gallatin

528 East Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
Office: Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm Programs: Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Franklin

1909 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
Office: Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm Programs: Monday & Wednesday, 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Cleveland

443 North Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN 37311
Office: Monday - Thursday, 8 am-5 pm Programs: Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.