Foster Parents Counseling

The purpose of the Foster Care Program is to provide children with an alternative family care setting in which to live while their parent receive services to help them reunify with their children. Generally foster care should be viewed as a short-term service designed to meet the immediate needs a child has for physical and emotional safety.  Services are designed to meet the child’s needs as well as the needs of the family.  If a child cannot be returned to his or her family, the foster family may be asked about their willingness to provide a permanent home for the child as a part of their family.

The primary goal of foster parents counseling is to assist family members in finding healthy ways to improve adaptation, communication and resolve conflict.  For best results, all family members work together with the therapist toward common goals.

Counseling can:

  • Help in adaptation of all family members

  • Assist in identifying conflicts and helps the family develop strategies to resolve them

  • Strengthen all family members so they can work on their problems together

  • Teach ways to handle conflicts and changes within the family differently

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