Professional Foster Parenting in Texas
A Better Life For You and a Child in Need
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Some of our State’s most vulnerable children are in residential treatment centers or at risk of having nowhere to call home.
While these facilities provide essential support, these children may be better served in a home-like setting. Having a parental caregiver can help these vulnerable children achieve emotional and behavioral stability, heal from their trauma, and move towards permanency.
TFI Texas’s Professional Foster Care program equips parents with the necessary tools to provide the care and structure children need in a family home environment. Children can achieve amazing levels of healing when their needs are met by creative, consistent, and committed caregivers.
The Professional Foster Care program at Texas Family Initiative utilizes the skills taught in the Trauma Informed Care model to build a relationship between traumatized children and their foster parents. This trauma-focused method of parenting provides both caregiver and child with an opportunity to bond with one another to promote healing. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is incorporated as part of the child’s Treatment Plan to further encourage healing and promote a successful foster care placement.
Our Professional Foster Parents receive additional training and support beyond what is typical of traditional foster care. As a Professional Foster Parent, you will make a commitment to be creative and available to the children placed in their home.
Professional foster families are needed in the areas of Lubbock, Amarillo, Abilene, Wichita Falls, Brownwood, Dallas/Fort Worth, Tyler, New Braunfels, and San Antonio. Families living in close proximity to these cities may also qualify for this unique program.
Sign on Bonus: $1000 to new families; this will allow families to prepare their home for their first placements. $500 at licensure and $500 once their first placement is accepted.
Longevity Bonus: Foster Parents will receive a $100 per year bonus, capping out at $1000.00.
Stability of Placement Bonus: TFI homes meeting the criteria will receive the following bonuses to maintain placement (per child):
$500 at 30 days
$750 at 90 days
$1000 at 180 days
$1000 at 365 days and every 365 days for the length of the child’s placement
Teenage Youth Bonus: $1 per more daily rate for teenage placements (14 & up)
We Need Professional Foster Parents
There is a desperate need for foster parents to work with high-needs kids in Texas. These kids have experienced multiple changes in placements and have likely been in Residential Treatment Centers or Psychiatric Hospitals.
Are you equipped and called to serve kids with challenging circumstances? Do you believe like we do, that profound levels of healing are possible? If so, then maybe it is time for you to consider becoming a Professional Foster Parent.
- A daily pass-through rate for each child placed in your home commensurate with that child’s level of behavioral, developmental, or other needs
- An additional monthly subsidy paid directly to the foster parents
- Evidence-based training from a committed team of experts
- Support from a professional case manager with a small caseload
- Access to therapists with extensive experience treating children with trauma
- Respite care
- 24-hour support in the home or in the community