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Treatment Foster Care Parent Profile: Mama Barb

Miss Barb. Mama Barb. Barbara, a Treatment Foster Care parent, answers to more than one affectionate name, earned during her time providing care to girls who’ve come to find a loving, stable home with her as part of Good Shepherd’s Treatment Foster Care program (TFC). Our team salutes her for […]

Treatment Foster Care Gets Youth Ready for Successful, Independent Future

by Nishelle Thompson, PLPC, Family Clinician Growing up in foster care isn’t easy. Forced into a reality different than the one you grew up in, not knowing what’s going to happen next, having strangers who tell you they care. When those strangers are empowered to make decisions for you and […]

August 1, 2019

How Long Does Foster Care Last?

There can be many questions when a family considers becoming involved in foster care. At the top of the list is typically, “How long will a child be placed in my home?” There are no simple answers to that question, as every child’s experience in foster care is unique and […]