What is Therapeutic Foster Care?
Therapeutic Foster Care, also known as Treatment Foster Care or (TFC), caters to the physical, emotional and social needs of children and youths in a supportive family setting until the biological family can be reunited or a permanent placement through adoption can be arranged.
The foster household is viewed as the primary treatment setting, and the foster parent(s) are trained and supported to implement the goals outlined in the child’s treatment plan. These goals include:
meeting the medical needs of the children
eliminating inappropriate behaviors
supporting the child's educational needs
These goals are carried out under the direction of a treatment team assigned to each child. The team is made up of the foster parent(s), therapeutic case manager, the child and his/her family, the DSS worker and other community resource professionals for the child. Support from all of the team members allows the child to benefit from a home environment and community-based setting while receiving intensive treatment and clinical services.
FHHFOC serves to provide consistent placement opportunities for special needs youth and we are looking for families to open their homes to these children in need.