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Treatment Foster Care in Wisconsin

Therapeutic foster care helps Wisconsin kids heal.

Kids Can Heal From Trauma

Kids Can Heal From Trauma

CCR serves Wisconsin children from all over the state ages 2-18, and sibling groups. Our kids and teens are served in highly supported foster homes where they receive weekly support visits with compassionate, professional staff. Our dedicated foster parents offer their kids structure and stability in a home environment where growth and healing can happen. 

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. Our foster parents use trauma-informed care principles to help kids make enormous progress in their growth and healing.

Foster children are assessed to determine their level of need.

A wide range of emotions and behaviors develop when a child is abused or neglected for extended periods. To make sure a child is placed in the best home possible, we must first assess their level of need.  Wisconsin uses a tool commonly known as CANS to do this assessment. Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment Tool. CANS is a scoring tool that determines a child's level of foster care based on their trauma.

Trauma is an emotional response to an extreme event or exposure to multiple events:

  • Emotional, sexual, and 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 alcohol use

Foster parents provide a loving environment with stability and structure

Entering foster care is traumatic no matter a child's age. Being removed from family, friends, neighbors, and school is confusing and painful. Subsequently, kids are often moved in and out of foster homes while in foster care. We hope 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. 

It takes consistent parenting skills, supportive school staff, and routine therapy to successfully care for children with trauma histories. Kids in CCR homes have an individualized treatment plan to assist with growth and healing. In addition, CCR provides continuous trauma-informed training for all foster parents.

To learn more about the kids read our Meet the kids blog.

Every Child Deserves Healing

Every Child Deserves Healing


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