Treatment Foster Care offers specialized supports for children experiencing difficulties with the emotional impact of early deprivation, abuse, or separation and loss. The children were found by the courts to be at imminent risk of harm and placed in the child welfare system. Foster parents are certified by Tabor and receive special training in advocacy, behavior modification and care for children with behavioral health diagnoses. Social workers provide intensive support to maintain the stability of the child. Tabor social workers and foster parents are a team that nurture the child in foster care and provide support for the birth family’s efforts to achieve the child’s return home. Social work efforts focus on the concerns that brought the child into placement, and permanency is achieved through family reunification, supported permanent legal custodianship or adoption.
Respite is a service that enables the foster parent to take a break from meeting the special needs of the child in care, while also giving the child the benefit of a stimulating change of environment.
Foster/Resource Parent Training focuses on the challenges of parenting another person’s child, with particular emphasis on the special needs and behaviors foster children may exhibit.