MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Treatment Foster Care

The Treatment Foster Care program operates with the following philosophical guidelines:

Every child needs a permanent family, therefore, the TFC program will strive to keep permanency as the central goal for each child served.

Children feel safe in a structured, but nurturing environment, therefore, TFC homes are trained to utilize clear, and realistic expectations, preventive teaching, praise and encouragement, choices, social skill instruction, and natural / logical consequences.

In addition to emotional and physical support, children and families need spiritual support, therefore, MBCH Children and Family Ministries trains families to understand and respond to the spiritual needs of children and their families.

Children and their families need to be included and empowered to become an integral part of the treatment process, therefore, they will be included in the development of a treatment plan with identified goals and responsibilities when appropriate.

The children served in our Treatment Foster Care Program come to us with emotional, behavioral, and physical challenges that prevent them from succeeding in a more traditional family setting. Most of the children served by the TFC program have already experienced multiple placement disruptions and need a more intensive level of service in order to succeed.

How to Become a TFFC Parent

MBCH Children and Family Ministries recruits, trains, and develops licensed homes for children on a statewide basis. The homes we develop care for children on a traditional, behavioral, medical, or therapeutic level. Our TFC families receive specialized training that includes behavior management, de-escalation techniques, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, medication management, and trauma informed care. Additionally, TFC families are required to obtain 24 hours of related continuing education per calendar year and to attend quarterly support groups designed specifically for them. TFC families are independent contractors with MBCH CFM paid on a per diem basis for each child, which allows TFC families to devote the time needed to care for the children they serve.

Placement numbers in Treatment Foster Care homes are kept low — at 2 or 3 with a sibling group — in order to adequately address the intensive needs of the children being served. Families receive 24/7 on-call crisis intervention services, and on-going support provided by the professional staff of MBCH Children and Family Ministries. Additionally, TFC families receive one weekend per month of respite services and earn additional respite days.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a TFC Family, contact our Intake Department for more information.

How to Make a Referral

Children are primarily referred to the program by the State Department of Social Services, Children’s Division, and by Private Agencies contracted with the state to provide case management services.

Often children step down from a Residential Service setting into a TFC home, or a TFC home is used as a diversion to prevent the need for residential services. The TFC program primarily serves children who are between the ages of 6 and 18, however, other ages are served depending upon the needs of the child.

To find out more about a placing a child in a TFC home, contact the Intake Department.

Strengths of the Program

Treatment Foster Care program staff is composed of degreed professionals who are specially trained to coordinate treatment services for children and promote success in families and resiliency in children.

Children in the TFC program receive weekly contact from TFC workers as well as on-going psychiatric and psychological services all designed to promote their success. MBCH CFM employs consultants for psychiatric and psychological services.

Treatment Foster Care staff work diligently to ensure that treatment needs are coordinated and that the children in the program receive all services needed to promote safety in a community setting in order for children to thrive in the home, and experience a normalized family setting.

Supports for families include:

  • 24/7 Crisis Support
  • Weekly Home Visits by TFFC staff
  • Carefully Planned Matching and Placement
  • Treatment Planning Designed to Move Toward Permanency
  • Highly Skilled Treatment Parents
  • Coordination of Community Services and School Advocacy
  • Excellent Stability Outcomes

 

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