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About the Program
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in foster care in our community. At Norris, we believe that positive, livelong impact occurs when foster parents not only provide care for the child in their home, but focus on creating relationships with the children's family and with the goal of sustaining change - Beyond Fostering. We believe that when positive connections are made, anything is possible.
The Beyond Fostering Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) program provides clinical interventions within the context of a licensed treatment foster family provided to children with significant behavioral, emotional and/or medical challenges. Children referred to the TFC program generally have complex trauma histories including abuse and neglect. Children served are between the ages of 0-21. Foster homes are licensed in the State of Wisconsin at a 3 or 4 certification level for treatment foster care to accept foster care placement or respite.
There are over 400,000 children in foster care in the United States, 7,000 of which are in the state of Wisconsin. There is a particular high need for foster families who can accept brothers and sisters, older youth and children with complex needs.
The foundation of our programming is built on relationships. Building and nurturing relationships with children and their families is the springboard for making progress on addressing the complex needs of children in foster care. Connecting Families, Changing Lives. Connections Matter. Become a Therapeutic Foster Parent.