Delta’s Treatment Foster Care program offers emotional support for children with special emotional and/or behavioral needs within therapeutic, structured family settings. The goal is to place the child permanently, and to help them reach their behavioral goals in the process. Ultimately, with a specialized treatment plan, the child can be “stepped down” to a lower level of care after successfully addressing the behaviors, and prevent being “stepped up” to a more restricted treatment plan.
TFC does take some training so if you are interested in becoming a foster parent for a TFC child, know that it is a commitment that requires emotional stability, an open mind, and a team approach. But you are not alone. TFC parents partner with agency staff, and advocate on behalf of the child to obtain education, vocational, medical, and recreational services in the community that support the treatment goals.