A Healthy and Safe Environment
Therapeutic Foster Care
This service definition for therapeutic foster care in the family setting includes the following activities:
Individualized and intensive supervision and structure of daily living designed to minimize the occurrence of behaviors related to functional deficits to ensure safety during the presentation of out-of-control behaviors or to maintain an optimum level of functioning.
Specific and individualized psycho-educational and therapeutic interventions including;
1. development or maintenance of daily living skills;
2. anger management;
3. social skills;
4. family living skills;
5. communication skills;
6. stress management;
7. relationship support; or
8. comparable activity; and
9. intensive crisis or near crisis management including de-escalation interventions and occasional physical restraints.
Direct and active intervention in assisting children (3-21) in the process of being involved in and maintaining in naturally occurring community support systems and supporting the development of personal resources (assets, protective factors, etc).