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Therapeutic Foster Care

Seraaj Family Homes, Inc., has been a provider of Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) in Alabama since 1995. Currently, we have 121 statewide slots.

In TFC, the approach is to meet the individual physical, emotional and social needs of children and youths in a “substitute” family setting until the natural family can be reunited or a permanent placement through adoption can be arranged. The agency designs individualized, needs-driven and family-focused treatment plans for foster children and their families while developing and facilitating a permanency plan for each child. As with our other programs, we have staff available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to Department of Human Resources (DHR) to bring about successful outcomes for youth in the system of care which translates into safety and caring.

For more information, please contact the Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. office in your area.

Intensive In Home Services

Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. was awarded a contract by Alabama Department of Human Resources (ADHR) for Intensive In Home Services (IIHS). Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. was awarded 61 slots to address Permanency needs for children/families across the state of Alabama beginning October 1, 2017. The Contract requirement is to maintain an 82% success rate with reunification within 6-9 months.

Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. provides intensive in-home services in a direct, face-to-face delivery format to facilitate the transition of the children that are ready to return home or to another permanent living arrangement from their out-of-home placement.

For more information, please contact the Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. office in your area.

Specialized Foster Care

Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. was awarded a contract for Specialized Foster Care in Alabama since 2008. Currently, we have 42 statewide slots.

Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care services are provided for children who meet clearly defined criteria as having special mental/emotional or behavioral issues. Children in this particular level of care have traditionally been served in institutions or congregate care facilities due to severe physical, emotional, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities. Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. strongly believes that the foster family setting provides the best means for normalization, stability, and personal growth. Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. places these children with Family Teachers/Foster Parents who have been recruited specifically to work with children who present emotional and behavioral challenges. Specialized pre-service and on-going training is provided for Family Teachers/Foster Parents to assist them in providing a safe and nurturing home environment.

For more information, please contact the Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. office in your area. 

 

 

Therapeutic Family Based Foster Care

Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. was awarded a contract for Therapeutic Family Based Foster Care and was awarded 40 slots in Washington, D.C from 2005-2018.

When children cannot remain safely with their biological family, Therapeutic Family Based Foster Care is a supportive service to the family, as opposed to being a substitute parent for the child. Rather than treating foster care as a service to the child while someone else ”works” with the family, the role of the foster family is expanded to support the child’s family in fulfilling its responsibilities to the child. The foster family should perform much like the child’s extended family, enabling the birth family to retain as many routine parenting functions as possible while the child is in out-of home care. Therapeutic services are rendered within a family based setting in order to keep children within the mainstream of community life. Specialized care services are offered at Level I, Level II, and Level III depending on the needs of the child. There are many supports and services rendered to minimize disruption of placements and to promote safety and stability for the children.

For more information, please contact the Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. office in your area.

Traditional Family Based Foster Care

Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. was awarded a contract for Traditional Foster Care and was awarded 35 slots in Washington, D.C from 2005-2018.

When children cannot remain safely with their biological family, Traditional Family-Based Foster Care is a supportive service to the family, as opposed to being a substitute parent for the child. Rather than treating foster care as a service to the child while someone else ”works” with the family, the role of the foster family is expanded to support the child’s family in fulfilling its responsibilities to the child. Placement in foster care should not signal a separation of a child from essential family ties, from familiar surroundings, from school and friends, or from siblings. Therefore, not only must foster care providers value and support the child’s connections, they must be located in areas where those connections can be nurtured, namely in the child’s neighborhood or community.

For more information, please contact the Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. office in your area.

Specialized Family Based Foster Care

Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. was awarded a contract for Specialized Family Based Foster Care and was awarded 19 slots in Washington, D.C from 2005-2018.

In this program, Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. serves children and youth from 0-21 who presents conditions of developmental disabilities and/or medical fragility. Seraaj Family Homes has the expertise to provide care for these children and youth who have both medical and developmental disabilities. We work closely with families and link them to appropriate services prior to discharge. Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. licensed foster families serving this population are trained in accordance with the special needs of the children/youth.

For more information, please contact the Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. office in your area.

Therapeutic Teen Mother Program
Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. was awarded a contract for Teen Parent Family Based Foster Care and was awarded 3 slots in Washington, D.C from 2005-2018.

The Agency provides Teen Parent Family Based Foster Care to pregnant and parenting teens and their children. These teen are served in licensed homes and require therapeutic care; however, they are not developmentally appropriate for congregate care independent living programs. The treatment milieu includes: preparing the teen to appropriately care for the dependent child, assisting the teen and dependent child to achieve permanency and stability in a family-like setting.
For more information, please contact the Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. office in your area.

 

 

Therapeutic Foster Care

Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. has a contract for Therapeutic Foster Care and was awarded 20 slots in Maryland.

In TFC, the approach is to meet the individual physical, emotional and social needs of children and youths in a “substitute” family setting until the natural family can be reunited or a permanent placement through adoption can be arranged. The agency designs individualized, needs-driven and family-focused treatment plans for foster children and their families while developing and facilitating a permanency plan for each child. As with our other programs, we have staff available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to bring about successful outcomes for youth in the system of care which translates into safety and caring.

For more information, please contact the Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. office in your area.

 

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