Seneca is dedicated to the unconditional care of children in foster care. Our three foster care programs meet the needs of a diverse group of children from age and also provide outstanding support to our foster parents who have a variety of skills, hopes and dreams. We would be happy to assist you with any questions to help you decide whether you want to move forward with the application process.
Therapeutic Foster Care TFC provides a safe and nurturing environment with care provided by specially screened foster parents who are trained to work with trauma-impacted youth. As a result, they experience mental health and behavioral issues that make it difficult for them to cope with daily routines and relationships. TFC homes provide a supportive, structured environment in which youth can stabilize, learn how to manage the expressions of their sadness and anger, and learn how to interact positively with others.
Sometimes a parent or guardian decides that it is necessary, or at least better, for his or her child to live someplace besides home. One example is a teenager who consistently gets into trouble; another might be when a child needs special treatment for behavior problems. In those situations, one choice a parent has is foster care for the child.
Individualized treatment and holistic care are the hallmarks of the Therapeutic Residential Foster Care program. The program is designed to address the social, emotional and behavioral issues typically present in children who have been abused, abandoned, neglected and homeless. Individual treatment plans, a homelike environment and highly trained staff all help each child gain success. Our highly trained staff and on-campus tutoring programs help them catch up with their classmates.
CSV opened its doors in and is licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services to provide services to children from birth to age We serve the northern half of Virginia including Fredericksburg, Winchester, Front Royal, Harrisonburg and surrounding areas. Families who are approved by the agency are referred to as Resource Families.
Therapeutic Foster Care is a temporary placement in a licensed therapeutic foster home for children and teens who have challenges in their ability to function within their own families, in school or in the community. These children may have cognitive or behavioral problems, developmental delays, aggressive behaviors, and often need support and supervision to help manage their health, welfare, and safety. Therapeutic foster care is considered a form of mental health treatment and licensed therapeutic foster parents are trained to facilitate the treatment based on behavioral goals that are established for the child.
At KidsPeace, we believe the first placement is the best placement, which is why we take such care to match children with foster families who are best able to meet their needs. There are different levels of care in many of our KidsPeace locations, and varying lengths of stay for different placement situations. Reuniting children with families is a primary focus of the team, and there are frequent family visits during this time.
We are a mental health treatment and social services agency serving youth and families. Our full range of services includes residential mental health treatment, foster care, outpatient counseling, in-home programs, and in-school programs. Outpatient counseling center for youth and families, offering individual, group, and family behavioral health counseling, in multiple programs, on the Oesterlen campus and on-site in area schools.
This resource was last updated in November Placement breakdown is defined as the placement not lasting as long as planned; placement moves are planned. Breakdowns, or unplanned moves, are much less likely in younger children.
With the appropriate match and program strengths, safety planning and supports, children with fire-setting, sexual offending and sexual reactive behaviors, trauma, or various medical needs may be placed into a CHD Foster Care setting. Become a Foster Parent. Resources for Foster Parents. The children are in an IFC home, where therapeutic treatment plans are designed along with treatment plans to meet the medical needs.