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Foster Care

When Specialize Services Make The Difference

Aspiranet provides specialized programs to meet the needs of groups within the communities throughout California. Many county Departments of Social Services have looked to Aspiranet to provide innovative and critical family services, designed specifically to unique populations. Aspiranet's Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC) Program is one such program.
Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC) Program provides a stable alternative to institutional care for severely emotionally disturbed children who can benefit from a family-based treatment program with enriched support services. Intensive foster care service provides effective therapeutic intervention. Para-professional foster parents who are trained to provide care to children with special needs are the primary treatment providers. Each child's treatment is goal directed, outcome specific, and behaviorally oriented.
For children who have successfully completed an intensive residential treatment program, or are at risk of being placed in a residential program, placement in Aspiranet's specialized foster care program combines the desirable features of a long-term foster home placement with intensive counseling, case management, education, and support services needed to create a successful environment for the child’s progress to occur. Aspiranet offers many support and integrating services with the birth and foster families and providing support groups for both.

Support includes:

  • Weekly individual and/or group therapy with the program social worker for children in placement, birth parents and foster parents
  • 47 to 114 hours per month of in-home support by support counselors assigned to each child in care
  • 24-hour, seven day a week emergency response plan
  • Consultation with the placement agency and psychiatrists, psychologists, or behaviorists to provide consultation, medication assessments, testing, and emergency response 
  • Immediate access to mental health professionals and programs as needed
  • Treatment plans, approved by the placing agency, are completed within the first 30 days of placement
  • Trained individuals provide respite for foster parents up to 48 hours per month.
Aspiranet leverages its years of experience, dedicated foster families and relationships with county and state placing units to design and deliver innovative support programs to individuals and families in need. Established in 1997, Aspiranet's ITFC program is an excellent way to utilize experienced resource  parents to improve the lives of children who would be typically institutionalized for most, if not all, of the lives.
To learn more about this unique program and its successes, please contact any District Director at your local Aspiranet office at 800-439-1905 within California.

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