Our Therapeutic Foster Care services provide a stable home environment with adults who care for and believe a child can achieve their full potential. SAFY equips families with tools, such as parental skill building and behavioral coping skills, to ensure a child’s physical and emotional well-being. Foster parents serve as Agents of Hope, a mentoring bridge between youth and their biological or adoptive family, which secures a child’s future.
|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 enviornment.|
|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||Accreditated 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.