Everything You Need to Know When Becoming a Therapeutic Foster Parent
Becoming a therapeutic foster parent presents both challenges and rewards. Children in therapeutic foster care often experience various cognitive, emotional and behavior disorders. Because of this, they need a therapeutic foster parent who will truly embrace the responsibility of looking after a child with special needs. Each child’s needs varies and can range from mild to severe with the most commonly seen special needs including anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), behavioral and medical issues.
With options including respite, short-term care, long-term care and adoption, Community Care Resources, Inc. has the perfect level of service for you. Each level of service in becoming a therapeutic foster parent can change a child’s life and provide opportunities for success.
What are the requirements to become a Therapeutic Foster Parent?
- At least 25 years or older
- One adult that can stay at home
- Home environment with stability and commitment
- Space for a child
- Adaptability, patience and love
- Commitment to the growth and achievements of a child in your home
- Engagement and communication with foster care staff, teachers, therapists, doctors, etc.
Do you meet these requirements? Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step to becoming a therapeutic foster parent. Every child needs a home with support and stability, but children with special demands are particularly vulnerable and need an advocate for their well-being. Are you up to the challenge?
By partnering with Community Care Resources, Inc., you can start a special journey toward becoming a therapeutic foster parent and changing a child’s life for the better. With continuous communication with your Clinical Case Manager, ongoing support, a 24-hour crisis line and a variety of educational opportunities, you’ll discover the best course of action every step of your journey. Your success is never taken for granted here! Not only do we want to celebrate your achievements as a therapeutic foster parent with you, but our seasonal social events allow you to enjoy a supportive atmosphere with other foster parents.
Although we know foster parenting is about a deep commitment and love for children, we believe you should be compensated for your dedication as a therapeutic foster parent. We offer a monthly stipend of up to $1,800 for your dedication and work in improving a child’s life.
Community Care Resources, Inc. has over 20 years of bringing together children with ideal therapeutic foster parents. We are committed to your foster child’s success. Contact usor call 800-799-0540 to see what you can do to take the next step in becoming a therapeutic foster parent.