What is Therapeutic Foster Care(TFC)?
TFC provides an alternative living environment for children in crisis. Most of these
children have experienced abuse and neglect and are coping with behavioral health diagnoses as a result of these circumstances.These children and adolescents, ages 5-17, are unable to function effectively in their home setting and require a higher level of trained care within a family environment.
Our Primary Objectives:
- Enable children to learn from their own experiences and to function at an age-appropriate level.
- Provide a stable, nurturing environment where children can receive assistance with understanding and learning to cope with a mental health disorder.
- Facilitate a child’s ability to be successful in a family unit and achieve a permanent placement, such as reunification with biological parents/caregivers, adoption, or independent living.
Why foster with Appalachian Community Services?
Weekly supervision Bi-monthly training/support meetings
Competitive compensation Respite care
24 hour emergency support Clinical and professional support
We value personal relationship in promoting the emotional and physical well-being of children and families.