Foster Parenting Every month many children in Ventura County need a home. For their physical and emotional well being, these children have been removed from their homes because they have been neglected, abused or abandoned. They need the love, care, and understanding of a foster family.
Foster parents become a link in a lifelong chain and provide the healing, support, and guidance that can transform a child at risk into a self-assured, successful adult. These children need loving care and a sense of belonging until their own families are able to care for them again. Foster parents receive a monthly reimbursement for their child’s food, shelter, and clothing as well as training, ongoing case management, and support services to help meet the needs of the child.
Relative Caregivers California law requires that when a child is removed from their home, relatives should be located, contacted, and told about the child's removal. This allows relatives the option of helping the child during this difficult time. If you are a relative of a child who has been removed from their home and want to learn more about how to become involved, contact the Children & Family Services Relative Approval staff at (805) 654-3405.
Foster Parents for Special Children & Youth Multi-Dimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) is a specialized foster care program for children and youth in Ventura County. The MTFC program operates through the collaboration and partnership of Children & Family Services and Aspiranet Foster Family Agency.
MTFC is an innovative approach to foster parenting and targets children and youth who have exhibited behavioral and/or emotional challenges and who been in and out of foster care throughout their lives. Trained MTFC parents collaborate with a professional team to execute a well-coordinated individualized treatment plan and receive support 24/7. MTFC placement is short-term, generally only lasting 6-9 months.
To learn more about the Multi-Dimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) program, click here. Individuals interested in becoming a MTFC foster parent are required to become a Certified Foster Home through Aspiranet. To learn more about Aspiranet's certification process, click here.
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