Therapeutic Foster Care
Focusing on parents and youth, SAFY's Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) services address the physical, emotional and social needs of children and youth in a supportive family setting until the primary family can be reunited or a permanent placement through adoption or kinship adoption is arranged.
|Traditional Foster Care||Therapeutic or Treatment Foster Care|
|Goal||Care and protection with focus of change on parents. Treatment occurs outside of the foster home.||Child requires treatment-level care with focus of change on both parents and youth. Care provided in a family environment.|
|Focus of Services||Permanency, safety and well-being||Permanency, safety and well-being in addition to trauma healing, parent skill building, school success and coping skills.|
|Staff Support||One foster care worker assigned to a child and foster parent.||Highly-qualified clinical staff support and train foster parents, biological parents and youth providing 24/7 crisis support.|
|Qualifications||N/A||Accredited by the Council on Accreditation. Practices consistent with Foster Family-based Treatment standards.|
Our TFC services support youth from newborn to age 18+ with cognitive or behavioral problems, developmental delays, aggressive behaviors, special medical needs including autism, who require support to manage complex trauma issues stemming from abuse and/or neglect and removal from their home environment.
As a result of our care:
of foster youth feel more positive about their future.*
of foster youth say they are treated with dignity and respect.*
of foster youth participated in their treatment plan.*
*SAFY 2014 Client Satisfaction Survey