Strengths-based and Trauma-Informed Care
Educating staff and foster parents on the effects of trauma allows for a more compassionate and effective response to negative behaviors. Coupled with focusing on a child’s strengths, the treatment team is able to help the child achieve their full potential. Our staff and foster parents remain dedicated to the child in the face of these challenging behaviors, providing them with a stable environment.
This allows the child to experience the love and support of a family in a faith-based environment. Providing the child with alternative healthy coping skills results in a decrease in negative behaviors. Children become more socially competent and have a noted increase in positive behaviors. As the children learn and grow, they prepare for discharge to less restrictive environments – return home, adoption or independence. Children in care are prepared for a transition to independence throughout their teen years, in an age appropriate manner.
Bair Foundation foster parents utilize the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) training, "Caring for Children Who have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents" in our Structured Intervention Treatment Foster Care® treatment model.