TREATMENT FOSTER CARE
The CHOSEN program provides family-based Treatment Foster Care (TFC) for children and youth who, due to childhood trauma, require more than the basic care, support, love and nurturing that regular foster care provides. Our approach is based on the principles of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)®, which is an attachment-based, trauma informed intervention designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. CHOSEN staff educate and provide weekly in-home support to therapeutic foster parents so they can provide care that helps the youth heal from trauma. Our staff provide crisis intervention when the children display difficult to manage or potentially harmful behaviors. They also support young adults aging out of foster care through Independent Living classes. The desired outcome is that the children learn to be resilient, remain stable in their foster family and eventually meet their permanency goal (e.g., reunification, adoption, independent living).
Have you ever thought about becoming a foster parent?
We are always looking for compassionate, responsible adults to become certified parents! If you have questions or would like to learn more, get in touch! Our monthly hour-long information sessions are a great place to start!
Building Families for Children is a TBRI® Educator.
TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection. Learn More
Why do we use TBRI®?
I have been working with traumatized children for 16 years and specialized in attachment for the past 12 years as well. In my experience, TBRI® has the approach that is most helpful (and efficient) way to get kids who have been knocked off track developmentally due to life circumstances, back on track. It is the only intervention I have come across that really looks at the functioning of the whole child and tailors and approach to the unique needs of that child. It works!
What is TBRI®?
Learn more at www.child.tcu.edu/about-us/tbri/
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the ages of children served?
Q: What is Treatment Foster Care (TFC)?
Q: What kinds of kids do you serve in CHOSEN?
Q: Do we get to choose the age, race or gender of the child placed with us?
Q: What kinds of behavioral or emotional problems do the children have- are they all abused or neglected?
Q: What kind of support do foster parents receive?
Q: Do all couples have to be married to become foster parents?
Q: Can single people become CHOSEN foster parent?
Q: What if I work outside the home?
Q: Does the CHOSEN child need to have their own room?
Q: What if I just want to be a respite (PART-TIME) parent or if I'm not sure I want to follow through with becoming an approved parent…can I still attend the class?
Q: Do I need to have a car?
Q: Do I have to be employed?
Q: How many foster children can I care for?