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