Foster parents unanimously agree! Support services are why they choose Community Care Resources.
Low Employee Turnover
In an industry where turnover is common place, CCR is proud to retain dedicated and valued employees. The average length of employment among our employees is 13 years! Our Clinical Case Managers’ average of 9 years means they know their assigned foster parents and youth intimately. Relationships are built over months and years with consistency because our employees are committed to the agency, families and youth they serve.
- Master’s Level Clinicians
Community Care Resources requires that Clinical Case Managers (CCMs) hold a Master of Social Work degree. Without question, their level of training and expertise is extremely valuable to the families and youth we serve. In addition, all Clinical Case Managers are Comprehensive Community Services certified.
- Weekly In-Home Visits
Our CCMs provide WEEKLY therapeutic, mental health-focused contact with our foster families and children in the foster home. Parents say the visits are invaluable! It’s a time to discuss behaviors, successes, academics, struggles, progress and so much more. This exceeds the state of Wisconsin minimum requirements!
The mental health professionals at CCR actively support and serve foster parents far beyond the state of Wisconsin’s minimum requirements.
Bi-weekly School Visits
CCM’s visit collaborate with teachers, coaches and school professionals to measure progress, discuss the child’s IEP, address concerns and discuss the best educational interests of the child.
- Generous respite days!
We provide all foster parents with 2 paid respite days, per child, per month. We also provide 6 paid vacation days per year, per household.
- On-Site Psychological Services
Psychological evaluations and consultations are provided for all foster youth being served in our foster care program by Dr. Donna Rifken, PH.D. Interventions, consultations and support are also available to our families caring for traumatized youth.
- Continuous Training
Our seasoned staff conducts continuous training opportunities in many regions of Wisconsin such as West Bend, Eau Claire, Burlington, Westfield and Middleton. County trainings are held monthly, and online trainings are always available. Continuous Education topics are presented by Master’s Level Clinicians. Foster parents find the trainings interesting, informative and a great way to connect and share with one another.
- Successful Placements
We know your home and the type of children that would do well in your care. We work hard to successfully match families with kids so that everyone is in a healthy, supportive environment. Although reuniting youth with their biological families is our goal, adoptions do happen. Many of our foster parents have successfully adopted older youth and sibling groups.
- Trauma Informed Care
All parents and case managers are trained in Trauma Informed Care (TIC). We use a specific set of assessments, applications and interventions known to be effective in helping kids to resolve problems related to past trauma.
- Best Stipend Rate Possible
Negotiating stipend rates with a Wisconsin county is not for the weak. Our rate and placement expert has been with CCR for over 20 years, and our parents appreciate his knowledge and dedication to securing the best rate possible.
Our goal is to make the fostering experience positive and rewarding for families and children. An abundance of support is how we succeed!
24/7 Support and Crisis Management
The CCR on-call line is available to all CCR foster parents. Staff can be reached to support you in an emergency situation during or after business hours.
Community Care Resources employees and foster parents are a family of quality-caring professionals. We know everyone’s name and personal story! We share, laugh and cry together, and we recognize what amazing parents we have on our team. Generous referral bonuses and the annual Wisconsin Dells celebration are some of the ways we show our appreciation to our foster parents.