Treatment Foster Care
Treatment Foster Care is for youth of both genders, ages 12-21, who are in foster care and experiences challenges in a traditional foster home setting. Treatment foster homes accept the responsibility of providing a structured home environment, therapeutic interventions, and additional supervision or oversight. In taking on the additional responsibility, the clinical team at Good Shepherd provides weekly family coaching, training in therapeutic interventions, nursing support and medical training, education advocacy and 24/7 crisis interventions.
Good Shepherd’s staff has been extensively trained by one of the founders in an evidence based curriculum called “Together Facing the Challenge.” This model was developed by Duke University and builds on the practices that are related to positive youth changes in existing practice. The research shows more positive results than those homes using alternative methods of care. The curriculum uses practical interventions to address troubling behaviors, trauma, and preparation for adulthood.
What to Expect
- 40 hours of training a year; in medication management, crisis intervention, mental health diagnosis and treatment, strength based and cultural diversity training
- 24/7 access to a Family Consultant for crisis coaching and medication
- Nursing support for physical and medical concerns
- Education advocacy for challenges in your home school or special school district
- Weekly consultation and training
- Daily stipend for daily expenses
- 48 hours per month of respite
- Annual vacation
- Work as a front line treatment provider, as well as providing the nurturing care of a substitute parent