Therapeutic Foster Caregiving

About Therapeutic Foster Caregiving

Therapeutic Foster Caregiving is a program supported by CarePros and the Alberta government that offers young people aged 13-17 in government care with a family setting that is tailored to their specific needs. The program focuses on building natural support networks and cultural and community connections for youth with complex trauma. Caregivers work closely with young people to support them and help them achieve their goals.

The program follows trauma-informed practices to understand behaviours as symptoms rather than problems. It also emphasizes the importance of building therapeutic relationships, incorporating culturally rooted practices, and facilitating healthy, positive connections that are identified by the youth

Who this Program Supports

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and its staff members are members of external governing bodies such as the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (ACTA) or Alberta College of Social Workers.

Individuals interested in becoming a foster parent with Therapeutic Foster Caregiving can undertake the necessary steps to become licensed foster parents and receive specialized training. Foster parents are compensated with a competitive tax-free per diem and reimbursement for their training.