Treatment Foster Care (TFC) is a family-based service that provides individualized treatment for youth and their families. The program provides an alternative family setting, focusing on intensive treatment services to stabilize the child and prepare the youth to return home or be able to live in a regular foster care home. Treatment is delivered through service interventions offered by the Foster Care Agency TFC program staff and CMH treatment resources.
The JAC is responsible for evaluating program eligibility, determining SED eligibility and providing psychological evaluations to assist in appropriate treatment provision. The JAC is responsible for assessing youth functioning via the CAFAS/PECFAS at the beginning of services, at 90 day intervals and at termination of services. The JAC maintains open communication with the DHS staff on the eligibility, placement status and termination of designated youth.