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Professional Foster Parenting - Arrow Child & Family Ministries

Helping Kids, Strengthening Families
A BETTER LIFE FOR YOU AND A CHILD IN NEED

PROFESSIONAL FOSTER PARENTING

Once a child is on their path to healing from great trauma, their greatest need is to be in a relationship with a real foster parent, in a real home. We are committed to equipping Professional Foster Parents who can work closely with these specific children for the initial six months after leaving a residential facility.

Children who come into the foster care system, come with different levels of abuse or neglect. Some come with very little trauma and just need a regular foster home until their parents are able to prove to the courts they are ready to care for their children properly.

Other kids have been traumatized by extreme abuse and possibly prolonged abuse. These children need more than just a safe place to live. They need professional help for an extended period. Many will be placed in residential facilities, where they’ll receive therapy and counseling to begin the healing process. But a residential treatment facility is not the best option for children 10 years old and younger.

Research shows that children who were harmed in a relationship can experience healing in a relationship. So once these children are on their path to healing, their greatest need is to be in a relationship with a real foster parent, in a real home.

Unfortunately, basic foster parents aren’t trained to address the needs of a child who has experienced this much trauma. That’s why we’re equipping Professional Foster Parents who can continue the child’s healing for the initial six months after leaving a residential facility.





PROFESSIONAL FOSTER TRAINING & SUPPORT

  • Comprehensive training to thoroughly prepare you for success includes Trust-Based Relational Intervention and Together Facing the Challenge Curriculum
  • 24/7 access to support services
  • In-home services from Masters Level Therapist, Behavioral Support Specialist, and other Specialized Support Providers
  • $4,300 per month (tax-free), per child

THERAPEUTIC FOSTER CARE REQUIREMENTS

  • One parent must stay at home
  • Families may foster only 1 or 2 Treatment Foster Children at a time
  • The number of children in the home is limited to 4, with a combination of foster and other children
  • Children served are typically 10 years and under
  • Scheduled 6-month stay per child
  • Foster parent must be at least 21 years-old



LEARN MORE ABOUT BEING A FOSTER PARENT

ATTEND AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Each month, there are several interactive, live streaming webinars to learn more about foster care and what it takes to become a foster parent. In each webinar, you’ll get an overview of all of Arrow’s foster care programs. And because the webinars are interactive, you can have all your questions answered.


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