levelsThe Dan Fox Family Care Program serves children and youth ages two to 18. These children have entered foster care because they are unable to live with their birth families, either temporarily or permanently, often because of abuse or neglect. We have two levels of foster care for the children in our program:

Therapeutic Foster Care

This is an intensive level of foster care serving children of most any age who are struggling with trauma and emotional challenges in their lives. This service involves training and support for the foster family who works with a Dan Fox treatment Manager, a therapist and the referring-agency caseworker as a coordinated treatment team to meet the child’s emotional and developmental needs. We encourage these foster parents to be clinically involved with the child’s treatment, as they are viewed as the important, in-home members of the team.

Permanency-Level Foster Care

This is for children who need either temporary or long-term supported foster placement, but do not require a coordinated treatment plan for therapeutic care. Some additional resources may be needed for these children, but they can be expected to be relatively stable in substitute care. Foster parents provide the majority of intervention in these cases, but they meet with their assigned caseworker at least once a month. Children may enter our program at this level or step down to it when their therapeutic goals have been reached and they are stable in a placement.