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Kids in Treatment Foster Care

Treatment Foster Care helps kids heal.

Kids Can Heal From Trauma

Kids Can Heal From Trauma

Kids in treatment foster care have experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse, prolonged neglect, and/or significant loss.

Each child has an emotional, personal story with different levels of trauma tied to their past. The majority of CCR children need and benefit from additional services, including therapy. CCR is proud to be on the cutting edge of treatment programs for kids and adolescents. Our foster parents are trained in trauma-informed care principles and are given the necessary tools and resources to help kids in their care.

Emotional problems in youth range from mild to severe. Foster parents are encouraged to have preferences on what ages and types of behaviors they are most comfortable fostering. It is important to understand that ALL foster children have trauma. There is a wide range of emotions and behaviors that develop when a child is abused or neglected. Wisconsin uses a tool commonly known as CANS to assess a child's needs. Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment Tool

Foster children display a variety of emotions and behaviors not easily understood.

Trauma is an emotional response to an intense event or from exposure to multiple events. Foster children placed with CCR require foster parents have a flexible day-to-day schedule. Caring for kids with trauma histories can be challenging, but kids can heal with dependable support in place. 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 use

In addition, entering foster care means being removed from family, friends, and school. Subsequently, while in foster care, kids are often shuffled 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 ever be in.

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. Helping children heal from trauma requires a flexible schedule, patience, and an abundance of love to share.

Community Care Resources 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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