CCR specializes in Treatment Foster Care, providing the mental health services and additional support needed to care for youth with higher need levels.
All children placed in care in the state of Wisconsin are assessed using the Child and Adolescent Needs & Strengths (CANS) tool. The tool is used to measure the well-being, level of functioning, status on permanence and quality of life. This tool informs our case managers and licensing coordinators on the needs and strengths of the child being placed in a foster home. Every child is given a Level of Need based on their CANS score. Our 20+ year, veteran staff member, Brian, is responsible for reviewing the CANS and using the score to place a child in the appropriate licensed foster home. The child’s level of need is used in conjunction with the foster parent’s level of care certification to provide stability in placement and promote positive outcomes. Basically, a higher level of care certification means you are able to care for youth with higher need levels.
Community Care Resources has very few foster homes certified below levels 3 and 4 Treatment Foster Care. Although parents may start their fostering journey at a level 2, the goal should be to continue training to obtain the knowledge and licensure for levels 3 then 4. Our 30 years of experience in higher level foster care sets apart from other Wisconsin agencies.