Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is an approach that caters to the physical, emotional and social needs of children and youths in a supportive family setting until the natural family can be reunited or a permanent placement through adoption can be arranged.
The foster household is viewed as the primary treatment setting, and the foster parent(s) are trained and supported to implement the goals outlined in the child’s treatment plan. These goals include:
- community integration
- meeting the medical needs of the children
- eliminating inappropriate behaviors
- supporting the child's educational needs
These goals are carried out under the direction of a treatment team assigned to each child. The team is made up of the foster parent(s), therapeutic case manager, individual treatment aide, the child and his/her family, the state social worker and other community resource professionals for the child. Support from all of the team members allows the child to benefit from a home environment and community-based setting while receiving intensive treatment and clinical services.
Friends of Youth owns five agency foster homes to provide consistent placement opportunities for difficult-to-place youth.
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