What is Treatment Foster Care?
Treatment Foster Care (TFC) is one of the State of Maryland’s many approaches to addressing the problems of child abuse and neglect.
TFC is a level of care reserved for children who have been removed from their biological families by one of Maryland’s Departments of Social Service. It is distinct from what one might call “regular” foster care in that the children assigned to TFC demonstrate significant emotional, psychological, behavioral, and/or health challenges.
Success in TFC depends on a partnership among the referring Department of Social Service (each county in Maryland has its own DSS), the professional social workers at the TFC program, the parents who shelter and nurture the child in their home, and the foster child.
What kinds of kids do you serve in CHOSEN?
CHOSEN serves kids from birth through age 18, and most of our kids are teenagers.
Generally, Most CHOSEN referrals come from counties in Central Maryland, with Baltimore City and Prince George’s County referring the most children in FY10. Also in FY10, 64% of referred children were African-American, 23% Caucasian, 7% Hispanic, and 6% biracial or other races.