The youth we serve range in age from 8-18. They come from all backgrounds and truly are your neighbors' kids or your children's classmates. Although we use the term therapeutic foster care, it should not be seen as a label for the child. The kids we serve come with behavioral and developmental issues more extreme than regular foster kids, but they receive a treatment plan that actually aims to address their needs and nurture them towards healthy behaviors. Thus the therapeutic foster parents are part of a healing solution, not just a temporary bed or place to bide time.
Many are dealing with issues that spring from coping with sexual and/or physical abuse. They often have a history that includes behavior such as aggressive or self-injurious behavior, substance abuse, sexual aggression, property destruction, running away, defiance, stealing, eating disorders, difficulty in understanding cause-and-effect relationships and serious family conflict. The youth sometimes find bonding with adults to be difficult and threatening.
With the help of the entire treatment team, our foster parents are able to work with these children to develop very clear, reasonable and enforceable limits, and help them through their time of crisis.
Become a part of our therapeutic team:
Foster Home Recruiter
Paul Tan (206) 859-6290 ext 221
Friends of Youth Licensor
Skye Camphouse (425) 228-5776, ext. 129