FCSVA knows that supporting and nurturing therapeutic family relationships that last a lifetime is critical. Our support services include, but are not limited to, the following:
In-home clinical visitation and intervention by a clinical case manager. This is typically at least 2 phone calls to a foster family each week, one in-home visit each month, and a minimum of 1-3 additional private visits with a child each month depending on their level of care.
A training session or support group every month at both of our offices to help teach new skills and provide a network to our amazing foster families.
A 24/7 on-call line, to ensure the safety of our children and families, and to provide support and information during any significant events or episodes, whether a temper tantrum or a trip to the hospital for a broken arm.
Respite services to ensure the family has the rest and renewal they need to continue effective parenting of their foster child
Providing additional training resources when a child in care struggles with issues the family needs assistance with
Assistance with pre- and post- adoption services
Psychotherapy by mental health professionals for the foster youth in our care, with FCSVA staff or through outside community providers, and assistance identifying or full provision of psychological testing and behavioral evaluation services
Clinical case management, treatment team and service coordination, assuring the foster family, biological family, service providers, and all other treatment team members involved with the child are all working together. Our case managers talk with everyone involved in your foster child's life to best understand how to help your child and work to make it happen.
Consultation and support to other child-serving programs (e.g., the child’s special education teacher)