Services Offered by KidsPeace Foster Care KidsPeace offers a variety of distinct services at each of our different foster care locations. We will be updating these pages with more detailed information soon. Until then, please E-mail us for more information regarding these programs, or call us toll-free at 800-727-4482.

District of Columbia
Foster Care

Community-based traditional and therapeutic foster care program for children in need of placement. Staff train qualified foster parents and closely match them to the needs of the children ages infancy to 21 being placed in their care. There is 24 hour crisis intervention, and placements can be made 24/7. 

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KidsPeace Empowering Youth to Succeed (KEYS) 
KEYS is a Life Skills Training and Education Program for youth transitioning from Foster Care to Independent Living.

Medically Fragile, Intensive Family Intervention (IFI) Services
Foster care for children with special medical and/or mental health issues who require increased protective factors and reduced risk factors to provide them with successful life outcomes.  

Fact Sheet 022-0052 
Indiana

Foster Care
Community-based therapeutic foster care for children who range from requiring no specialized services those with multiple emotional/behavioral issues.

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Teen Mother/Baby
Foster care for pregnant teens and teenage mothers and their babies.

Fact Sheet 022-0049

Medically Fragile
Foster care for children with medical conditions that require frequent trips to medical specialists and specialized in-home medical care that requires specialized training for the foster parents.

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Respite Care
Prearranged, pre-authorized breaks for foster parents when children stay with another trained KidsPeace foster parent for a short time. 

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Supervised Visitation
Supervised visits between KidsPeace foster children and their biological parents and siblings in a positive atmosphere that allows for safe, positive  interactions. KidsPeace staff assist the families by monitoring, strengthening, teaching and role modeling appropriate parenting skills.  

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Maryland

Foster Care
Community-based therapeutic foster care for children who require specialized services for emotional, behavioral and/or medical issues.
   

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KidsPeace Empowering Youth to Succeed (KEYS)
KEYS is a Life Skills Training and Education Program for youth transitioning from Foster Care to Independent Living.  

Teen Mother/Baby
Foster care for pregnant teens and teenage mothers and their babies.
   

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Maine

Foster Care 
Individualized treatment for children with significant and/or complex treatment requirements
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Specialized Treatment Foster Care
Maintaining difficult-to-serve children at home with their families with highly skilled in-home staff who manage, supervise and counsel the children and families.

Fact Sheet 022-0041 

Family Visitation Program (aka Supervised Visitation)
Scheduled visits between foster children and their biological parents that are monitored, supervised and assessed by KidsPeace staff and provide opportunities for parent education and training on parenting skills.

Fact Sheet 022-0041

Outpatient Mental Health
Outpatient counsleing and psychiatric services for children and families.

Fact Sheet 022-0041  

Targeted Case Management (children)
Services for children ages birth to 20 who are diagnosed with a classified emotional disturbance, mental retardation, having pervasive developmental disorders or are at risk of mental impairment or emotional/behavioral disorders or functional impairment.

Fact Sheet 022-0041    Nevada

Therapeutic Foster Care
Community-based foster care program for children from infancy to 18 with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues.  

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New York
Regular Foster Care

Community-based foster care program serving children from infancy to age 21 who require minimal once a month casework contact and minimal interventions.

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Therapeutic Foster Care
Community-based foster care program serving children from infancy to age 21 who exhibit severe emotional or behavioral problems requiring weekly caseworker visits to address a wide variety of social and emotional difficulties, developmental delays, learning problems, psychological disturbances and behavioral challenges.   

Fact Sheet 022-0047  

Respite Services
Prearranged or emergency respite care when children are placed in a KidsPeace foster home to give caregivers a temporary break.  These are provided according to the Therapeutic or Regular level (as described above) unless governed by another, separate agreement.

Cooperation with Adoption Services
Although not a licensed adoption agency in NY, the KidsPeace foster care program has a lengthy history of close coordination with, and provision of necessary records to local DSS offices in order to facilitate the adoption of children placed in our care.

Juvenile Delinquent PINS 
Foster Care for adjudicated delinquent children.  These services are provided under the Therapeutic or Regular level of care (described above), as indicated by the child’s level of need.  

North Carolina 

Foster Care
Community-based therapeutic foster care for children with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues.

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Outpatient Counseling
Outpatient services for children up to the age of 18 with a wide variety of social and emotional difficulties, developmental delays, learning problems, psychological disturbances and behavioral challenges.

Fact Sheet 022-0054 

 Pennsylvania
Foster Care

A variety of services are offered to children from birth to 21 years of age ranging from regular foster care to specialized, issue-specific programs, all of which are child centered, family focused, community based. Multi-systemed, culturally competent and least restrictive.

 
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Adoption
KidsPeace is affiliated with the State Wide Adoption Network (SWAN) and provides all adoption services funded and overseen by the Department of Public Welfare. KidsPeace also performs screenings for potential adoptive families and partners with Children's Home Society and Family Services to facilitate adoption of children from other countries.

Aftercare
Services that assist with family reintegration after foster care or residential placement with the goal of ensuring family system stability and minimizing the possibility of children reentering care.

Fact Sheet 022-0086  

CRR Host Homes
An array of individualized mental health services to children in KidsPeace foster homes licensed by the Department of Public Welfare and the Office of Mental Health and substance Abuse Services.  
 
 
 

BHRS
Behavioral health rehabilitation services for children and families in community-based settings throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania, which empower clients and families to develop skills to function in a healthy, positive manner. These wraparound services emphasize the strengths of clients and deliver care that keeps children in the least restrictive environments.

Sexual Issues Treatment & Education (SITE)
High quality treatment to children and juveniles with sexual issues due to inappropriate behavior or victimization. Treatment integrates cognitive, affective and behavioral approaches in community-based settings.

Assessments
Assessment services to identify risk factors and treatment recommendations for children and families including violence, fire-setter, risk and caregiver assessments for males and females ages 10-18.

Juvenile Offender Diversion Classes
Services to first-time minor offenders that provide powerful education to divert them from the juvenile justice system.

Fact Sheet 022-0022

Family Group Decision-Making
Innovative programming that provides alternatives to out of home placements through family collaboration on steps to ensure the child's safety and quality care. Focusing on family strengths, FGDM allows the family to devise a plan to keep the child safely at home.

Life Paths: Grief and Loss Support for Delinquent Youth
Assistance to adjudicated delinquents to cognitively and affectively process significant events in their past in order to become more effectively prepared to assume a constructive role in society, outside of the legal system. Life Paths employs the “3-5-7 Model,” which focuses on: 1) Clarification of significant past events; 2) Integration, in a constructive manner, of those past events into the participant’s current life situation; and 3) Actualization, or helping the youth visualize a clearly defined, healthy, non-criminal role in society. Life Paths consist of ten face-to-face sessions with the referred individual.

Therapeutic Out-of-Home Placement (TOP)
A family based alternative to residential or hospital placement, where children reside in foster homes and receive behavioral interventions, individual therapy and clinical support services. Eligible children are under 18, have mental disorders that interfere with age-appropriate functioning and require support to remain in a community setting.

Mother/Baby Program
Foster care that enables teen mothers to live with their infants and learn parenting skills in a supervised environment while maintaining educational, social and vocational lives and become independent, nurturing parents.

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Therapeutic Out-of-Home Leave
Family-based respite care in a foster home for children who need therapeutic leave from their families for a prescribed number of days each month.   

Kinship Care, Interstate Compact Home Studies

Full family studies to recommend approval or disapproval as foster families. The service requires a minimum of 4 visits to the home and filing of background forms, social histories, safety inspections and first aid training.
  

Diagnostic

Diagnostic assessments of children up to age 21 in the less restricted setting of a foster home. The assessment takes between 60 and 90 days and includes psychiatric and psychological evaluations, medical/dental reports, drug/alcohol use evaluations, a comprehensive social history, an educational summary and observations of behavior in the foster home setting.
  Virginia 
 

Foster Care
Regular and treatment foster care for children up to age 21 with a wide variety of emotional, medical and behavioral issues. The program also serves pregnant teens and teen mothers. 

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KidsPeace Empowering Youth to Succeed (KEYS)
KEYS is a Life Skills Training and Education Program for youth transitioning from Foster Care to Independent Living.

Adoption Services
KidsPeace will provide adoption services in partnership with the local departments of social services to facilitate permanency for children in the following circumstances:
• Foster children in KidsPeace approved foster homes whose foster parents desire to move toward permanency and legally adopt the child (ren)
• Foster children in the care of licensed private child-placing agencies who do not have an adoption license
• Foster children being placed from other states and the District of Columbia in pre-adoptive homes who reside in Virginia. (*KidsPeace shall work in cooperation with Interstate Compact and the referring agency to facilitate the placement and adoption services)

Regular and treatment foster care for children up to age 21 with a wide variety of emotional, medical and behavioral issues. The program also serves pregnant teens and teen mothers.   

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Therapeutic Mentoring
Kids grow in the context of supportive relationships. Kids are helped most by people closest to them and benefit from having multiple caring adults in their lives that can act as natural resources for them. Children in foster care are especially in need of extra caring adults that can take an interest in their life and can be a good role model for them. Therapeutic mentoring will not only do just that but will also allow some relief for foster parents to receive some help with getting the children to the services that the child needs, engaging the child in extracurricular activities and providing some opportunities for children to experience things that they may not have had the chance to experience before. Therapeutic Mentoring provides an increased number of protective factors in order to provide more resiliency for our children in foster care.

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Supervised Visitation
Kids grow in the context of supportive relationships. Kids are helped most by people closest to them. Mothers and fathers are the single most powerful support system for kids. It is the fundamental right of children to visit with their parents and siblings. Visit facilitation is provided between parents/children and/or siblings and/or previous caregivers who have been separated due to out-of-home placement and are in need of reunification services, or are separated from siblings and in need of an environment for supervised contact with siblings.

Fact Sheet 022-0132

Respite Programs
The purpose of the KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Program (FCCP) Respite program (also known as short-term foster care -- STFC) is to provide community-based treatment services for children needing placement outside of their family of origin for a short period of time in order to stay long-term in the family of origin. The program serves children, adolescents and their families in Central Virginia. The treatment services address a variety of social and emotional difficulties, developmental delays, learning problems, psychological disturbances and abnormal behavior patterns. The FCCP STFC program trains families in the community to provide individualized treatment. A team of KidsPeace professionals supervises these treatment families. The child and the treatment family are considered integral parts of the treatment team.