What is (TFC) Therapeutic Foster Care?
The most general definition for “Therapeutic Foster Care” is the provision of comprehensive care and services for children who the State has determined require therapy as a part of other services due to a serious emotional, behavioral, medical or psychological condition. Therapeutic foster children often require a higher level of care, more intensive therapy (medical or psychological), more tutoring or other educational aid and more supervision. Therapeutic foster care offers additional support to assist children with trauma, abuse, neglect, and dysfunctional lives.
What is Intensive Alternative Family Treatment (IAFT) Foster Care?
Intensive Alternative Family Treatment (IAFT) is a specialized, in-home, family-based foster care option for children who have been unable to maintain in lower levels of care such as Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) or who may need additional supports when stepping down from a higher level of care. Integrated Family Services is overseen by Rapid Resource (RR) in order to provide IAFT foster care services. The goal of IAFT services is to ensure stability and a successful transition back home with the child’s family of origin or a lower level of care.
Children who may be served in IAFT treatment display severe emotional or behavioral difficulties. They are at a higher risk for hospitalizations, have had disruptions in previous placements, and may have additional developmental diagnosis and needsFor more information on foster care, contact Logan Campbell at 252-455-6390 or John Deans, or please call the main line for more information: 252-439-0700.
If you are a provider in need of TFC/IAFT placement, please see below for IFS Foster Care referral form or contact Marci Cochran – Foster Care Director for more information at 252-375-8245.
Therapeutic Foster Care/IAFT Referral Form
We are currently serving TFC/IAFT children in the Trillium and Eastpointe Catchment area.