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Treatment Foster Care in Wisconsin

Therapeutic foster care helps kids heal.

Kids Can Heal From Trauma

Kids Can Heal From Trauma

CCR serves youth and siblings in foster care who have increased emotional, behavioral, or social needs due to trauma histories. Most children are ages 5-18 and many are sibling groups. Our kids and teens are served in highly supported foster homes where they receive additional support, structured supervision, and weekly interaction with professional staff.

Each child has an emotional, personal story with different levels of trauma tied to their past. Emotional problems in youth range from mild to severe and no two kids are alike. CCR is proud to be on the cutting edge of treatment programs for kids and adolescents. Using trauma-informed care principals, our foster parents help kids make enormous progress in their growth and healing.

Foster children are assessed to determine their level of need.

There is a wide range of emotions and behaviors that develop when a child is abused or neglected for extended periods of time. To make sure a child is placed in the best home possible, we must first assess their needs.  Wisconsin uses a tool commonly known as CANS to do this assessment. Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment Tool. CANS is basically a scoring tool which determines a child's level of foster care. It is important for all prospective foster parents to understand the different levels of Wisconsin foster care.

Traumatic events may include:

  • Emotional, sexual, and/or physical abuse
  • Witnessing family or community violence
  • Witnessing harm to a loved one or pet
  • Effects of poverty, including not having enough food to eat
  • Unpredictable parental behaviors
  • Witnessing drug and/or alcohol use

CCR kids require foster parents have a flexible schedule. 

Trauma is an emotional response to an intense event or exposure to multiple events. One of our most important foster parent requirements is a flexible day-to-day schedule. CCR youth need a parent home when they are not in school to provide a stable, predictable environment. It is difficult for two working parents, working 8-5, or a single person working full-time M-F, to be treatment foster parents. We are happy to discuss flexibility requirements with you. 

Entering foster care means being removed from family, friends, neighbors, and school. Subsequently, while in foster care, kids are often moved in and out of foster homes. Our hope is that when a child is placed in a CCR foster home, it will be the last or only foster home the child will be in. If children are unable to reunite with their biological families, CCR foster parents are often a resource for adopting a foster child. Adoption takes place in less than 18% of placements.

It takes consistent parenting skills, supportive school staff, and routine therapy to care for children with trauma histories successfully. All CCR foster homes receive weekly home visits and bi-weekly school visits to support both parent and child. In addition, CCR provides continuous training for foster parents, so they are equipped to help children in their care.

To learn more about some of the kids in care read our foster child of the week blog.

Every Child Deserves Healing

Every Child Deserves Healing

We want you to be informed, comfortable, and confident in your decision to open your heart and home to foster children. We encourage you to call us to learn more. 


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