More than just foster care. Treatment Foster Care.
Treatment Foster Care is for children who have complex emotional problems and challenging behaviors due to adverse childhood experiences and the resulting trauma. These children cannot be responsibly served in a traditional foster home and are better served in a home and family setting, with highly trained and supervised treatment families, as opposed to a facility.
The Children’s Guild Treatment Foster Care program adheres to the Program Standards of the Foster Family-based Treatment Association (FFTA).
Parents in the Treatment Foster Care program receive specialized training in Transformation Education (TranZed), our approach to teaching children the values and life skills necessary for a successful life; one of caring, contribution and commitment. TranZed helps parents provide a home environment that stresses life skills, character development, wellness, spirituality, education, career exploration, citizenship development, study skills and cultural experiences.
Ongoing training for treatment parents includes trauma informed interventions, crisis intervention skills, as well as discussions and groups for support. Caseloads for licensed Masters in Social Work (MSW) Clinicians are small to allow for extensive supervision, training and support of the treatment parents as well as case management and counseling for the child.
The Children’s Guild Treatment Foster Care Program stresses permanency for each child in the program with the majority of youth discharged going to family settings including adoption.
Become a Treatment Parent
The Children’s Guild is recruiting treatment foster care parents in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Howard, and Prince George’s counties. Learn more now about becoming a treatment foster care parent or enrolling a child in The Guild’s Treatment Foster Care Program, contact Kay Brazile at 410-444-3800, x1421, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program serves children from birth to age 21 in need of this treatment level of care. Any questions regarding a referral may be directed to Kay Brazile at 410-444-3800, x1421, email@example.com .