Our Treatment Family Foster Care Program addresses the needs of New York City’s “hardest to place” children, ages 3 through age 21, who require more intensive services. These children have often suffered repeated disrupted placements, psychiatric hospitalizations and/or placements in residential treatment facilities. Many have also suffered emotional trauma as the result of physical and sexual abuse, extreme neglect and failed placements.
Contact FLardo-Dimarco@CMCS.ORG for more information on Treatment Family Foster Care Services.
The caseworker focuses on permanency planning with the youth and their family seeking to help the youth develop permanent adult connections. Behavioral health specialists work closely with the child, and their treatment foster parents and our clinical staff work on agreed upon treatment goals. In addition to fulfilling the requirements to become a foster parent, treatment foster parents complete a twenty-seven hour skill training program in positive parenting and behavior modification that includes problem solving and working with birth families to understand and recognize the impact of trauma.