Embrace Treatment Foster Care
Change a child's life
You have the opportunity to forever shape a child’s life and provide them with a future filled with opportunity. Many children in your area are turned away because we do not have enough loving and nurturing homes to support them. Help us change that!
Treatment Foster Care (TFC)- Embrace provides TFC Case Management to youth in treatment foster care and includes treatment planning, monitoring of the care plan, and linkages to other community resources as necessary to address identified needs of the youth. Case Management services include working with professionals involved in each case such as medical providers, mental health providers, school staff, Department of Social Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, Court Systems, as well as insurance providers to ensure appropriate coverage to receive identified services. Trained foster parents work in collaboration with Embrace Case Managers to provide this level of case management, which is incorporated in the youth’s service plan
Kinship Services- Embrace is a member of the Eastern Region Kinship TFC Collaborative, a collection of private providers with an array of kinship services. Embrace focuses on providing family finding services to identify potential Kinship caregivers, individualized training to identified Kinship caregivers using the Traditions of Caring model, home study, and support and supervision services to include ongoing clinical case management and 24-hour crisis support. Appropriate referrals to this project are children who need a therapeutic level of foster care who have significant behavioral, emotional and/or developmental needs that cannot be served at a lower level of care. The project targets children currently in Residential Treatment Centers or group homes who do not have an identified placement at discharge. Other children will be considered as deemed appropriate by local DSS agencies. A parallel process will focus on training the Kinship caregiver and preparing them for approval as a TFC home by completing the home study. Once the child has been placed, specialized TFC services will be delivered to the Kinship family to increase child functioning, improve outcomes and create stability & permanency.
Parenting Classes and Parent Coaching Services- Trained Parenting Specialists provide one-on-one skills training and mentoring in areas of deficit. Skills are reinforced in the home through modeling and feedback, and focus on those areas of parenting most relevant to the child’s issues. Education and practice exercises are developed to target areas of specific need, and strategies are taught based on evidence-based best
practice methods. Principles of the Becoming A Love & Logic Parent Program® are used to offer a foundation for positive parenting, to include the following:
● Preserve and enhance the youth’s self-concept,
● Teach youth how to own and solve the problems they create,
● Share the control and decision-making,
● Combine consequences with high levels of empathy and warmth, and
● Build the adult-youth relationship.
The intensity and duration of parenting skills training will be determined on an individual basis depending on the needs of the family. The Everyday Parenting curriculum serves as the basis for parenting classes.
Supervised visitation- Visitation Services are available to youth who have been separated from a permanent caregiver and are receiving the opportunity to spend time with the permanent or potential new caregiver in a supervised setting for a defined period of time. Typically, visitation services are utilized as a step toward reunification of the family; however, may also be purchased for non-custodial parents to continue to enjoy a relationship with their child during visits. Visitation can be therapeutic in nature and include structured, real-time, hands-on intervention or coaching to reinforce positive parenting skills, referred to as Family Assisted Visitation. When visitation is requested to be observation only, it is referred to as Supervised Visitation.
After Care Services- Aftercare services are specific to youth transitioning from a residential treatment facility or foster care home to their step down placement. Essentially it is the use of TFC Case Management services in the biological family’s home. Children do not need to be in foster care to receive these services. The services include treatment planning, monitoring of the care plan, and linkages to other community resources as necessary to address identified needs of the youth and the home. Aftercare services continue for up to 60-90 days and include working with professionals involved in each case such as medical providers, mental health providers,
school staff, Department of Social Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, Court Systems, as well as insurance providers to ensure appropriate coverage to receive identified services. Home visits will occur once weekly, and stepped down as appropriate. The Embrace team will provide 24-hour on call services for crisis management and prevention of out of home placement.
About Embrace TFC
Here at Embrace TFC, we all have the same mission. Provide foster children in our communities with the best chance at success. Through our CARE model, we provide support, coordination, trainings, guidance and most importantly the expertise you need to become a successful foster parent.
Learn more about Embrace and how to become a part of our family!