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What Is Therapeutic Foster Care?

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Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) caters to the physical, emotional and social needs of children and youths in a supportive family setting until the natural family can be reunited or a permanent placement through adoption can be arranged.

The foster household is viewed as the primary treatment setting, and the foster parent(s) are trained and supported to implement the goals outlined in the child’s treatment plan. These goals include:

These goals are carried out under the direction of a treatment team assigned to each child. The team is made up of the foster parent(s), therapeutic case manager, individual treatment aide, the child and his/her family, the state social worker and other community resource professionals for the child. Support from all of the team members allows the child to benefit from a home environment and community-based setting while receiving intensive treatment and clinical services.

Friends of Youth owns four agency foster homes to provide consistent placement opportunities for special youth. We are looking for families in King and south Snohomish county to open their homes to these children in need.

Become part of our foster care team:



Missy Rios - (208) 252-6479
Foster Care Licensor