Foster Care Program Outline & Goals
Families For Children, a foster family and adoption
agency licensed by the California Department of Social Services has the
- To develop foster and adoptive homes capable of responding to the emotional and behavioral
needs of neglected and abused children.
To provide education, support and therapeutic services to those families.
To minimize traumatic effects on a child as a result of being removed from the home or
To reduce the number of disruptions in the childs life.
To provide treatment for emotional problems of the child.
To recognize and treat the "whole" child.
To provide a nurturing and wholesome environment to a child in need.
Families For Children is a viable alternative to group
homes. Together with our foster
parents, we are able to provide nurturing environments with individual
attention to children in need. Our
homes vary from one parent homes to two parent homes with children. All of
these homes have much to offer. We accept long-term, short-term, emergency
placements, fost/adopt programs and offer relinquishment adoption services in
Families For Children's program is a comprehensive
one. We have Master's level social
workers who coordinate the services for the child with the placement worker,
the foster parent and the natural parents when possible. Our Licensed Clinical Social Workers are
available for therapeutic sessions with those children in need of treatment.
Each child placed with our trained foster and adoptive
families receives a complete assessment to determine his/her needs. We look at
the physical, emotional,
educational, social and spiritual needs of every child. A service plan is then developed.
The Agency social worker, the placement worker and the
foster family work as a team to achieve the goals of the service plan. The Agency's social worker provides support,
guidance and counseling on a regular basis to both the children and the foster
family. We are very flexible and other
services are provided as needed. Psychological and psychiatric consultation is also available.
We believe that a positive and nurturing environment will
help a child to grow to his/her full potential. Working together with our families as a team toward a common
goal, we can provide services that will enable the children to obtain their