Parenting a child who has experienced trauma is challenging but rewarding - we educate and support foster families through this in the following ways:

Training:  48 hours of training prior to accepting placement and ongoing training after licensure in a variety of topics and specialties

Accessibility:  Minimally weekly contact with masters-level staff when a child is in placement, access to a crisis phone answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, planned respite

Connections:  Access to foster parent support groups, involvement in program development, lifelong connections, recognition

Equal Partners: valued team member within a child’s treatment team and the Beyond Fostering TFC program

Recreation opportunities on the Norris campus

Financial reimbursement for children in placement

Title 19 health insurance for foster children