Therapeutic Foster Care
Section 4 Overview
This section pertains to the policy and procedures necessary when an out-of-home placement of a child is imminent or has occurred.
Chapter 16 Overview
This chapter describes the process of recommending placement of a child in out-of-home care into a therapeutic foster home. As in all decisions regarding the removal of children from their parents’ homes, decisions must be made based on what is in the best interest of the child(ren). If it is determined therapeutic foster care is in the best interest of the child, all treatment planning must be tied to Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) goals of reunification, adoption, guardianship, or independent living, meet all ASFA guidelines, and discharge planning must begin at the time of admission.