Find resources and information on promising practices in treatment foster care.
The 50 State CHARTBOOK on Foster Care
Boston University School of Social Work
Provides data on current foster care programs, policies, and financing for every State and the District of Columbia, with a particular emphasis on therapeutic foster care. It also highlights innovative initiatives and best practices being implemented in states throughout the country.
A Foster Care Practice Model: Lifelong Families Case Practice Tools
The Annie E. Casey Foundation (2012)
Includes resources and materials related to Lifelong Families, a practice model that is intended to serve as a method of improving foster care practice within private child welfare agencies and advancing permanency outcomes for children in care, especially older youth in treatment foster care.
Mental Health Treatment Evidence-Based Practices (EBP)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Lists organizations' websites that cover evidence-based practices in mental health treatment.
Therapeutic Foster Care: Exceptional Care for Complex, Trauma-Impacted Youth in Foster Care (PDF - 591 KB)
State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center
Outlines the definition, best practices, and challenges of therapeutic or treatment foster care.
What is Treatment Foster Care?
Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA)
Defines treatment foster care, providing information on the difference between treatment foster care and traditional foster care. Find more information on treatment foster care in the various FFTA Publications, including Implementing Evidence-based Practice in Treatment foster Care: A Resource Guide (PDF - 1,045 KB)