Therapeutic/Treatment and Basic Foster Care
Therapeutic Foster Care, also called Treatment Foster Care, involves placement of children and teens with families who have been specially trained to care for children with certain medical or behavioral needs. By matching the individualized needs of each child with the strengths of our foster families, we are able to make successful placements with minimal moves. Trained to implement Bair’s treatment model, Structured Intervention Treatment Foster Care (SITFC®), foster families are able to help children who have been traumatized, through commitment, sensitivity and responsiveness and by creating a sense of safety and security while looking beyond the behaviors.
Medically Needy Foster Care
3% of children that come into the foster care system have complex medical needs and multiple health issues. These children come into State care when their birth families cannot afford or manage their severe medical problems. As an alternative to placing them in a nursing home, we train foster families to meet their specialized medical needs in a home setting. We believe that a skilled, nurturing foster family can help a child not only thrive physically but emotionally as well. Youth, ages birth through 21 are referred by Child Welfare Agencies must meet criteria for medical foster care services as defined by the Department of Public Welfare. Youth must also be diagnosed by a licensed practitioner.
Emergency Foster Care
Emergency Foster Care provides a temporary home for children, ages birth to five, who are victims of abuse and neglect. Our purpose is to prevent children from having to spend the night in an emergency shelter, as well as to provide a caring interim home until more permanent arrangements can be made for the child. EFC placement is generally less than 30 days and, following emergency placement, children typically moved into traditional foster care or are placed into the care of a family member. Oklahoma only