Therapeutic Foster Care
Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is long-term, out-of-home placement for children who have already entered the custody of a state agency or who have state funding but are still with their biological family. These children often exhibit emotional and behavioral difficulties and are considered for TFC when less intensive forms of foster care would not meet the child's needs. The child is placed in the home of a trained TFC Provider who assumes the duties of caregiver for the length of time the child is placed within their home. GPSN organizes community-based services, support, and training to maintain the child in the community.
Respite Care Services
Respite Care is planned relief for guardians of children who are difficult to manage and occurs as a part of ongoing mental health services. Trained respite care providers assume the duties of caregiver for a brief period of time to avoid unnecessary placement disruptions. Respite Care is short term support of children placed within their home. In some instances respite is planned, however, respite can take place on an unplanned basis due to a crisis situation.
"There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers."