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Can You Be a Therapeutic Foster Parent?

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Potential foster parents can be single, married, or partnered couples. They can be renters or homeowners. In addition to the basic foster parent qualifications, our program requires foster parents who have additional skills or training.


Because we work with children who commonly have a history of abuse, neglect or trauma...


Therapeutic foster parents should be aware of youth issues and have experience with behaviorally challenged youth. Good candidates are patient, consistent, set good boundaries, and have the ability to stay calm during a crisis.


Additionally, our kids may have some mental health diagnosis, we look for people...


...who have a willingness to be part of a team, willing to learn and enroll in additional training. We need our foster parents to have or develop organizational skills to handle medicine logs, schedules, and provide a stable home environment.

Become part of our foster care team:



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