Treatment Foster Care
When youth live in multiple foster homes, the consequences are devastating. In-home services are critical for parents to help youth make a successful transition into the community.
Bethanna's Treatment Foster Care (TFC) Program offers a distinct, powerful, and unique model of care. The TFC Program is an alternative to group living or institutional care for children with intensive emotional and behavioral needs. Foster parents care for children with more challenging emotional and behavioral needs in a nurturing and therapeutic family environment. In addition to providing the benefits of traditional foster care, TFC features behavioral health interventions and structured treatment.
What are the goals of this program?
What is the difference between TFC and Traditional Foster Care?
In addition to performing the same responsibilities as a traditional foster parent, Treatment Foster parents are expected to:
Who is eligible for this service?
Children and youth living in Philadelphia qualify for the TFC Program through the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) evaluation. The CANS evaluation assesses children and youth's needs and strengths to determine TFC eligibility and assist in service planning as well as tracking and measuring outcomes.
How are parents involved and supported?
Many children and youth in Treatment Foster Care have suffered abuse or neglect; they often have trouble adjusting to a family environment. Treatment Foster parents play a critical role in helping children form trusting relationships necessary for healthy development. Bethanna offers strong support to TFC parents through learning-based interventions designed to help children develop positive, adaptive social skills. Additional services offered:
Where is this service available?
Currently serving Philadelphia County at this Bethanna location.
How can I learn more?
Contact Community Treatment Services to request an Information Packet.