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, nurturing, and supervised treatment families, as opposed to a facility.
The goal of our Treatment Foster Care program is to teach the children and youth the values and life skills necessary for a successful life – one filled with caring, contribution and commitment. In order to achieve this goal, our families and staff provide trauma-informed services and care to each youth with the goal of developing resiliency.
The Children’s Guild Treatment Foster Care program adheres to the Program Standards of the Foster Family-based Treatment Association (FFTA).
After the Pre-service training, the potential foster parents are assessed via a home study, where a social worker will interview you and adults in your home on family history and current day to day lifestyle. Once completed your will become a certificated treatment foster parent.
Newly certified treatment foster parents are expected to attend at least six trainings in the first six months. Foster parents are given the opportunity to attend two trainings a month. 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, and Howard counties. Learn more now about becoming a treatment foster care parent or enrolling a child in The Guild’s Treatment Foster Care Program, 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.