Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)

Compassionate Quality Care for Complex, Trauma- Impacted Children & Adolescents in Foster Care

There are many children in traditional foster care and many more that need a higher level of care in safe and nurturing homes. New Opportunities Inc. Therapeutic Foster Care program provides professional 24 hour a day supported trained foster family homes. The children placed are from the age of 3 through 17, who need a therapeutic level of foster care. Our services also include working with younger children and adolescents older than 18 years of age.

Our program offers pre and post licensing training and on-going professional support to assist families in providing a compassionate and structured environment to the children who have been removed from their homes due to various forms of abuse and/or neglect and who are more than likely to be experiencing symptoms related of trauma, loss, grief and other behavioral health issues.

TRAINING AND SUPPORT FOR THERAPUTIC FOSTER FAMILIES

  • Potential Therapeutic Foster families receive 30 hours of Trauma Informed Partnering For Safety and Permanence-Model Approach To Partnerships In Parenting training from our certified trainers prior to placement.
  • Foster parents receive 28 hours of post licensing training per year.
  • We assess and match the children with families that will best meet the children’s specific needs.
  • Our program provide comprehensive support to Foster families including: 
    • 24/7 on call response from foster care staff clinicians
    • Respite care
    • Weekly foster parent support group
    • Weekly home visits
    • On-going training and parent education to help foster parents understand and support the specific needs of the child in their care

To find out about becoming a therapeutic foster parent call: TFC recruiter-Deborah Pierce (203) 575-4296 and/or Sharray Perry, LCSW (203) 575-4297.

Therapeutic Foster Care Office Location
232 North Elm Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Funding Source
Connecticut Department of Children and Families

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