Treatment Foster Care is a foster care program for children who have complex problems and are difficult for a regular foster home to manage. Many of the children are challenging because they have experienced abuse and neglect, and they exhibit disordered behaviors.
Children in Treatment Foster Care need a living environment that engages them with people who are committed to them and people who model what it means to be a good person and to live a good life.
The Children's Guild recruits surrogate parents who have the capacity to create an environment that provides children with activities and experiences that encourage the child's talents. We expect both the child and the foster parent to grow, develop and enrich one another.
Parents in the Treatment Foster Care program at The Children's Guild receive specialized training in Transformation Education (TranZed), our philosophy of educating children with values and life skills to be successful in life. TranZed helps parents provide an environment that stresses life skills, character development, wellness education, career exploration, citizenship development, study skills and cultural experiences.
The Children's Guild is actively recruiting treatment foster care parents in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Prince George's counties. Learn more now about becoming a treatment foster care parent or enrolling a child in The Guild's Treatment Foster Care Program, contact Nichole Boswell at 410-444-3804 x 1351 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program serves children from birth to age 21 with an emphasis on children 9 to 18 who are emotionally disturbed and/or delinquent; who need interim placements after discharge from acute hospitalizations or residential treatment; or who need intensive services that can not be served effectively in a group home, a therapeutic group home or traditional foster care. Permanency planning includes special needs adoption and family reunification whenever possible.
How to enroll a child in The Children's Guild Treatment Foster Care Program
- Placing-agency representative mails referral packet to The Children's Guild for review.
- Director of admissions reviews the packet to determine if the student meets the admissions criteria.
- If referral is judged to be acceptable, the student and placing-agency representatives are invited to visit the group living program to determine if the placement is appropriate.
- If the placement is deemed acceptable, an admission date is established.