Treatment Foster Care Description and Services
The UMCH Family Services Foster Team specializes in Treatment Foster Care. When used to describe Foster Care, the word “treatment” refers to an advanced level of therapeutic assistance for the child in care. Our Treatment Foster Families offer safe, nurturing home environments for children to practice new or rediscovered skills when they are not ready or able to live with their families of origin.
Treatment Foster Families receive ongoing training from UMCH beyond that required for traditional foster care. Treatment Families become a skilled, integral part of the UMCH Multidisciplinary Team, working closely with and receive 24/7 support from case managers, supervisors, therapists and others based on the needs of the child.
We are unique in that our agency provides all treatment team services within the agency itself from psychiatrist, psychologist and nurse to treatment coordinator and supervisor. Our Treatment Foster Care program is goal-oriented, time-limited and family-centered.
We recommend homes for licensure, regularly interact with our foster families and operate with a low foster home to case manager ratio, which allows for individualized attention.
We also provide traditional foster care for children who do not require a treatment-focused environment.