About Short Term Foster Care
Learn more about our Short Term Foster Care.
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All parents face the daily stresses of raising their children. These stresses are particularly intense for parents and foster parents of children with special needs.
Therapeutic Respite pairs children having special needs (behavioral, emotional, or physical) with a specially trained family for regular visits. During the visits to the respite home, the child is provided a continuation of their therapeutic plan.
Simultaneously, the visits allow the parents of the child to recuperate from the physical and emotional demands that come from raising their child. This is also time they may spend to further develop the parenting skills that are vital in providing the best possible care for their special child.
Length of respite stays vary, but weekend respites are the most commonly requested. Even one weekend a month can help a child and a family!
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The Therapeutic Respite Care program serves biological, adoptive and foster families. Special care is taken to match children with the most appropriate respite family. Case management and ongoing coordination with referring community agencies is provided. Respite care gives the ongoing caregiver a needed break while providing a therapeutic environment to children in a family setting. Available on an $96.86 per diem basis (self-pay, FAPT funding, or other sources).
Call or email Carole Baker for more information.