Therapeutic Foster Care
Together Facing the Challenge: Program Supports Foster Parents, Keeps Youth Connected to Biological Families
Biological, foster and adoptive families often face many issues and challenges, and agencies work to support them. Together Facing the Challenge (TFTC) is an evidence-based training and coaching model developed to train agency staff working in foster care on the core elements embedded within this trauma-informed curriculum.
Group Home Closure Eliminates Key Option for Most Challenging Foster Youth
I was sad to read in the Chicago Tribune that yet another well-respected institution is closing its doors to foster children as a consequence of the current belief that a loveless foster family is better than a caring residential placement.
California Clears Way for Increased Use of Therapeutic Foster Care
California counties will now be able to offer a therapeutic treatment model in a supportive family setting through its Medi-Cal services, thanks to an agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Evaluation of Foster Care Agency Should Look Beyond ‘Performance Scorecard’
Accountability systems can be harmful when service providers are evaluated based on outcomes they cannot control. It is common knowledge that schools in low-income neighborhoods are often blamed for the poor performance of their students.
While Counties Delay Mental Health Services, Out-of-County Foster Youth Languish
For out-of-county children on a path to adoption, the lack of consistent and timely mental health resources can have especially perilous consequences.