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Therapeutic Foster Care

The State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center (SPARC) created this resource titled: Therapeutic Foster Care: Exceptional Care for Complex, Trauma-Impacted Youth From Foster Care. 

Therapeutic or treatment foster care (TFC) is a clinical intervention, which includes placement in specifically trained foster parent homes, for youth in foster youth with severe mental, emotional, or behavioral health needs. This includes medically fragile or developmentally delayed youth whose physical and emotional health needs require more intensive clinical and medical intervention than can be accommodated in traditional foster care.

Inside, professionals will find best practices in therapeutic care, case examples, essential partners, state examples, promoting well-being in TFC, and current challenges. Click below to read the full article. 


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