Therapeutic Foster Care Program
Therapeutic Foster Care
Arisa Health’s Therapeutic Foster Care program provides children and youth with structured, consistent treatment in school, clinic setting, and in the home environment of specially trained Therapeutic Foster Parents.
Children and youth from all walks of life may need Therapeutic Foster Care home placements for a variety of reasons, including:
- Severe emotional and/or behavioral problems
- Multiple failed foster home placements
- A need for specialized in-home treatment to prevent hospitalization or residential treatment
About Therapeutic Foster ParentingTherapeutic Foster Parents are trained to recognize the impacts of trauma as a result of child abuse and neglect. They are also trained to understand the treatment and trauma-focused care needed for the children and youth in the Foster Care Program. They are dedicated and genuinely concerned about the well-being of children and families. To support Therapeutic Foster Parents, they receive special training and 24-hour support services from the rest of the treatment team. Our parents are a vital part of the Arisa Health therapeutic treatment team.
Emotional and Behavioral Considerations
Therapeutic Foster Care children may have emotional considerations as separation from one’s home, family, and friends is traumatic. Therapeutic Foster Parents can help ease the hurt and pain that separation can cause.
Reactions to separation vary. Some children withdraw while others may act out at home, school, or in the community. Therapeutic Foster Parents help children and youth placed in their home cope with any hurt, anger, and grief.
Special Needs Considerations
Some children and youth have special needs such as specific medical, emotional, or physical needs. Some also have brothers and sisters needing a sibling group placement.
If you are interested in learning more about being a Therapeutic Foster Parent, reach out to one of our following program managers:
NORTHEAST REGION: Rebecca.Nail@arisahealth.org (o) 870-972-4055 (c) 870-666-2552
SOUTHEAST REGION: Yvonne.Holmes@arisahealth.org (o) 870-702-5928 (c) 870-666-2673
NORTHWEST REGION: Edlin.Martinez@arisahealth.org (o) 479-725-5124 (c) 479-466-3351
CENTRAL ARKANSAS: Carrie.Strack@arisahealth.org (o) 501-336-8300 (c) 501-504-1326
All our Therapeutic Foster Care staff are trained and certified by Pressley Ridge.