Therapeutic Foster Care
Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is an enhanced level of service provided for children and youth in a home setting.
Children receiving Therapeutic Foster Care services have been identified as having moderate to severe behavioral health issues and require consistency, structure, and stability to help them excel in the home, school, and community environments. Therapeutic Foster Care services are provided by a trained foster parent with the support of the JusticeWorks BehavioralCare’s clinical staff to manage the day-to-day responsibilities of care.
How is Therapeutic Foster Care different from other types of Foster Care?
Therapeutic Foster Care purposely sets out to provide a therapeutic level of care to the children and youth who present with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Unlike traditional foster care services, the main change agent in this service is the foster parent. To fulfill this role, these foster parents are provided with specialized training (32 hours) that focuses on the unique challenges and responsibilities of their therapeutic role. By contrast, traditional foster parents are required to attend 12 hours of training. Ongoing training and supervision is provided to the therapeutic foster parents to continue to enhance their skill set and address the current issues and problems the children in their care have. These trainings and others help prepare our therapeutic foster parents for managing the challenging behaviors that the child may present in the home, school, and community setting.
We need Therapeutic Foster Parents
JusticeWorks BehavioralCare is looking for adults who are willing to make a difference in a child’s life. We are looking for individuals who possess the most effective skill that makes for a successful therapeutic foster parent–the ability to be patient. In addition to patience, if you are the type of person who is willing to provide support for a child in need, to invest your time, and don’t give up easily, come partner with us to provide this needed service.
Some other qualities of good foster parents are:
- Willing to learn
- Open minded
What are the benefits of becoming a Therapeutic Foster Parent?
There are many benefits to becoming a Therapeutic Foster Parent with the most important one being the reward of helping a child and making a difference.
To fulfill the role of therapeutic parenting JusticeWorks BehavioralCare provides:
- 24 hour on-call support by trained clinical staff
- Monthly stipend
- Respite Relief (arranged care for the child when breaks are needed)
- Monthly Support Group Meetings
- License inspection costs covered by JusticeWorks
- Increased knowledge base of child development and behavioral management
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