Foster Care, as provided by Care4All Children Services, is the placement of children in certified therapeutic foster care homes. The agency also provides follow-up social services to ensure the safety and security of children.
Care4All Children Services provides several hours of training to candidates applying to become foster parents. An initial 60+ hours of training is required to qualify a candidate as a therapeutic foster parent. Once a home is licensed, therapeutic foster parents continue regular trainings of up to 24 hours a year. In addition to these trainings, Care4All Children Services’ staff are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to answer questions and provide hands-on assistance and re-orientation to foster parents..
The Care4All Children Services referral program is designed to encourage foster parents to refer other parents for training and certification.
Respite is the placement of a child in a temporary status with a certified foster parent. Respite parents do not care for children as long as regular foster parents. They are trained to admit children in emergency cases. Children admitted to respite homes are transferred to more permanent placements such as a regular foster home or back to their biological relatives.