Intensive Treatment Foster Care, ITFC, provides a nurturing, therapeutic family setting combined with individualized and intensive treatment for children and adolescents who might otherwise be placed in residential treatment. It allows for the least restrictive setting in a family home and community environment.
ITFC is very similar to Foster Care, the main difference is that the child placed in your home has higher behavioral needs than a traditional foster care child. Please see our easy to understand sheet to see the difference between ITFC and traditional foster care. Download flier
Intensive Treatment Foster Care supports the philosophy that a family setting with community therapeutic support services in the youth's own neighborhood is the most effective way to achieve positive results. The first priority of the program is to ensure health, safety and welfare of the children served while meeting their unique and individual needs. The goals of Intensive Treatment Foster Care are to place a child in the least restrictive environment; determine a placed child’s permanency plan as quickly as possible; implement permanency plans in family settings; and if the permanency plan is for out-of-home placement, wrap the necessary services around the placed child to ensure placement success and prevent replacements.
An individual treatment plan is developed for each child and foster family. We are dedicated to supporting our families and the children they care for.
Services for Children include:
- Crisis prevention and 24 hour emergency response
- Support groups
- Ongoing training for foster parents
- Routine ITFC social worker home visits
- Routine In-home counselor home visits
- Psychotherapy, counseling, and medication support as needed
- Social and recreational activities
Help bring hope to a child. Become a Foster parent today.
For more information please contact:
Vanessa Mann at 626-246-1783 (office) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.