What is therapeutic foster care?
Our Therapeutic Foster Care, also known as Treatment Foster Care services provide a stable home environment with families who care for youth so they can achieve their full potential. Many foster children are survivors of trauma and face challenges that impact their perceptions, behaviors and healthy development. Most children who are removed from their home are placed in foster care because of neglect. Our goal is to return each child to safety and permanency, be that their family of origin or an adoptive family.
Being removed from all you’ve known causes challenges for youth such as emotional, social and learning difficulties. The emotions a youth in foster care experiences can vary from feeling hopeless, grief, anxiety, loneliness, anger, frustration, lack of confidence and more that can lead to mental and physical health challenges.
Our clinical staff ensures our highly-trained Foster Family Network are equipped with tools such as trauma healing and behavioral coping skills that support each youth’s mental, physical and emotional safety and well-being. We consider Foster Parents Agents of Hope, a mentoring bridge between youth and their biological or adoptive families, striving to secure each child’s future. We welcome people of all backgrounds to become foster parents, including single, married, same sex couples, retired, and divorced adults interested in being the difference in the life of a child or teen.