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Levels Of Foster Care

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

Levels of Care Explained

Levels of Care Explained

All 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 and needs of foster children. This tool provides our staff with much needed 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 help all levels of children heal and grow from past trauma.

During the first two years of fostering, additional training is offered to obtain the knowledge and licensure for foster parents to move to providing higher levels of care if they wish. We know our foster parents need to feel supported and receive additional services to help traumatized kids. We promise to give you all the support you need. Our 30 years of experience in higher level foster care means we have the expertise to provide outstanding support services not found in most county and other private 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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