More Than Traditional Foster Care
Tragically, the children we serve typically have lived through 15 to 30 unsuccessful foster placements by the time they come into our care.
We carefully screen, train, and support therapeutic foster parents to help children progress from behavioral and emotional trauma and receive the most experienced care available. Our therapeutic foster parents work with our highly trained teams of family consultants, behavior specialists, in partnership with DFCS case managers, psychologists, therapists, and birth families to achieve permanency.
Our Support Services
- Foster Parent Classes (IMPACT)
- Support Groups
- Respite Care
- 24/7 on-call support
- Community Resources (tutoring, summer day camp & extracurricular activities)
- Educational Advocacy
- SOAR (individualized life skills and behavioral support)
In an Enhanced Foster Home, the mentor or foster parent goes to live with the foster youth, rather than the other way around. A mentor is selected and matched with the child based on their experience and ability to move into a fully furnished apartment. Currently, Creative Community Services is the only agency in Georgia that provides this type of foster care.
Regular breaks from parenting are essential for CCS foster families. Children who are dual-diagnosed (with both developmental or cognitive delays and/or severe emotional disturbances from abuse or neglect) present special challenges, and respite is a critical ingredient for successful placements. We provide respite in 5 key ways:
#1 Planned Respite
Families take children one or two weekends per month to give their regular foster parents a break.
#2 Emergency Respite
Relief during family emergencies.
#3 Crisis Respite
A safe home for children who are homeless or experiencing a psychiatric event.
#4 Interim Respite
Temporary placements for children transitioning out of their homes and into foster care.
#5 Adventure Respite
2- or 5-day camping trips in a therapeutic outdoor setting run by specially trained staff collaborating with Creative Community Services.
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