Who We Care For
Who We Care For:
Like other foster children, they have been removed from their families or other living situations by the State. As a result of previous trauma or preexisting conditions, they are determined to require therapeutic foster care.
What Determines a Child as Therapeutic?
Many foster children have experienced abuse and/or neglect. Special needs children are those who have a specific mental health and/or behavioral concerns. Some children are diagnosed with a specific disorder such as:
· ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder
· ODD - Oppositional Defiant Disorder
· PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
· Reactive Attachment Disorder
These children may also struggle with issues of:
· anger management
· poor social skills
· low self-esteem
The State is in charge of determining whether a child is therapeutic or not. They look for:
A limitation of an individual’s capacity which adversely affects the individual’s ability to perform in the following areas
o Daily living skills
o Community living skills
o Interpersonal relationships
o Appropriate educational activities
For a more complete listing of possible limitations, please visit the Special Needs page.
How old are Therapeutic Foster Children?
Therapeutic foster children are all age ranges, 0-21 years old.
However, the nature of therapeutic foster care usually results in older children or teenagers. Currently, children over the age of 7 yrs. makeup 80% of our placements.
As you continue through the application process, a foster parent will receive training and guidance for raising, disciplining and nurturing children of all ages. Additionally, the foster parent is able to note a specific age range that they feel best able to provide care for
Select the link for more information on Therapeutic Foster Care
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