Therapeutic Foster Care

We offer foster care services for children, from newborn to age 21, who require out-of-home, community-based placement in a family setting. Comprehensive, coordinated, and nurturing care is provided in the homes of trained treatment families with support, supervision, and 24-hour crisis intervention available, as needed, from mental health professionals.

Therapeutic Foster Care Offers:

  • Psychiatrist and licensed clinician oversight
  • A safe environment for children to deal with emotional, social, and educational issues
  • Ongoing support of positive relationships with the child’s family
  • Work that develops each child’s ability to trust and develop healthy relationships
  • A treatment team that collaboratively develops and monitors goals and objectives
  • Care coordination
  • Individualized counseling to meet the needs of the children
  • Service assessment and planning
  • Casey Life Skills training
  • Crisis and safety planning
  • Focus on the attainment of permanency

Foster Parent Resources Offered:

  • Care coordination and consultation
  • Service assessment and planning
  • One-on-one in-service training
  • Paid respite
  • Counselors available 24/7

Specialized Parent Training Provided:

  • PRIDE / Orientation program
  • Non-violent crisis intervention
  • Substance abuse
  • Gay/lesbian and gender issues
  • CPR and first aid
  • Medication management
  • DSM IV diagnosis
  • Independent living skills
  • Rites of Passage
  • Engagement with the family of origin when appropriate

First Home Care provides therapeutic foster care services throughout Virginia: Tidewater area (Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News and Williamsburg), Richmond, Roanoke and Northern Virginia.

What makes us Unique?

  • Medical Director (Psychiatrist) and Clinical Director provide oversight on all placement considerations
  • 24-hour on-call availability and unparalleled support
  • Emergency and after-hours placements for referral sources
  • Profiling of foster parents to address specialized placements for difficult-to-serve children
  • Ability to mobilize staff expertise across entire company
  • Our commitment to the family of origin and their home communities