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Cheryl, Dane County

What a difference this little girl has made in our lives. We feel truly blessed to have her in our family.

Levels Of Foster Care

We enjoy working with teen girls

We enjoy working with teen girls

I finally felt accepted

I finally felt accepted

Treatment foster care in Wisconsin provides the mental health services and additional support needed to care for children with higher need levels.

Image of KidsAll children placed in foster care in 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 provides our staff with information to determine the amount of care or supervision a child might need.

Every child is given a Level of Need based on their CANS score. The score is used to place a child in an appropriate 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.

CCR foster parents are licensed at level 2.

During the first two years of fostering, additional training is offered to obtain the knowledge and licensure for level 3. We know our foster parents need to feel supported and receive support services. Our 30 years of experience in higher level foster care means we have the expertise to provide outstanding support services not found in most other foster agencies. 

Level 2 Referred to as basic foster care requires foster parents to provide mild to moderate care depending on child-specific needs.
Level 3 Considered moderate treatment foster care, which requires additional supervision and care for children with higher needs
Level 4 Considered specialized treatment foster care, structured to meet the higher needs of children such as teen parents, those on the autism spectrum or youth with sexually aggressive behaviors. (Additional requirements above level 3 must be met to care for children with higher needs.)

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all-day Foster Parent Training Class
Foster Parent Training Class
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Ready to become a foster parent? We would love to speak with you. Begin the application process today and attend our upcoming fall training session.
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We are so happy you are interested in foster parent training. We would love to speak with you about the details and answer your questions. Call Jane today 608-203-1318

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