RD502 - Treatment Foster Care Services Under the Children’s Services Act (CSA) – December 2017

Executive Summary:

Treatment foster care (TFC) is a community-based program where services are designed to address the special needs of children in the custody of a local department of social services. TFC is provided by foster parents who are trained, supervised, and supported by a private agency (licensed child placing agency or LCPA). Treatment is primarily foster family based, is goal-directed and results-oriented, and emphasizes permanency planning for the child in care.