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Therapeutic Foster Care

The Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC) Program is a specialized foster care program that places severely emotionally disturbed children with experienced fostering families willing to care for them.  ITFC offers intensified services for foster youth who need extra structure and support not available in other foster settings. Additional support is given to foster families to help care for ITFC foster youth.

These specially trained families provide a stable alternative to institutional care for children who need a home-based treatment program with enriched support services. The program supports foster parents with effective therapeutic intervention that assures each child’s treatment is goal directed, outcome specific, and behaviorally oriented.

The benefit is a foster home placement with intensive counseling, case management, education, and the support services needed to create a nurturing environment for children to thrive. Reimbursement is at higher rate from the state for ITFC foster parents than for ‘general’ foster parents.

Support for Family Success

  • Weekly individual and/or group therapy
  • In-home behavioral support
  • Round-the-clock emergency response plan
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Medication assessments, testing, and emergency response
  • Immediate access to mental health professionals
  • Treatment plans within the first 30 days
  • Respite for foster parents up to 48 hours per month
  • Higher reimbursement rate
  • Proximate range of pay for ITFC caregivers of $2300 for one child

Are you willing to help support children with significant behavioral needs?

Aspiranet and Casa Pacifica will help with training and education. You provide the sense of humor, patience and maturity. Families participating in this program must be willing to be a member of an extensive youth support team and be comfortable with a number of professionals working with them and the youth in their home.

Every child deserves the right
to live with a family.

This program allows children to live in families while receiving the additional support they need to be successful. You can help.

Contact Casa Pacifica and Aspiranet for more information.

 

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