Treatment foster care
Every child should be able to live with mom or dad, but sometimes difficulties keep families apart. That's when you can help.
Treatment foster care is home-based care for children and adolescents with moderate to severe significant emotional, behavioral, physical or medical challenges.
Role of a treatment foster parent:
- Provide a safe, nurturing family environment that emphasizes a positive approach to parenting
- Be an active member of a foster child's treatment team
- Provide day-to-day care as you would for your own children
- Ensure medical/dental/vision care and any therapeutic services as directed by the treatment team and/or medical personnel
- Ensure school attendance and work with the child's school towards academic progress
- Set reasonable rules and help the child live by those rules through positive discipline
- Work with the agency to develop and implement a visitation plan appropriate for the child with the child's birth family/family of origin
- Meet with staff on a regular basis
- Meet the agency's continuing education requirements
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Requirements for treatment foster care providers
- Be 21 years of age or older and be in good health
- Have sufficient income to support your own financial obligations
- Undergo background investigations
- Possess sound judgment and positive parenting skills
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Have renter's/homeowner's/vehicle insurance
- Have a physical examination completed by your doctor (this is required for each household member)
- Complete the required pre-license education
Treatment foster care application process
We encourage you to attend an information meeting to learn more about the treatment foster care program.
To apply for a treatment foster care license download the application form. Return the completed form to Amy Basting
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax: (414) 453-2538
- Mail: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services
620 S. 76th St., Ste. 120
Milwaukee, WI 53214