Winnipeg and Thompson, Manitoba
Treatment Foster Care provides children and youth with a therapeutic living environment to grow, develop and experience ‘belonging’. Caregiving can be carried out by individuals, couples and families in the community. A foster parent’s role is to nurture, support and care for children and youth currently unable to reside with their natural families.
Rooted in the organization’s core values, ‘The Marymound Way’ is to go above and beyond in striving to always do what is in the best interest of the children and youth. Marymound utilizes a Trauma-Informed, Attachment Focused caregiver model. Children and youth in our program are resilient and have an abundance of strengths to build upon so they may reach their full potential.
Marymound is a leader in the area of Treatment Foster Care. As a Treatment Foster Parent(s) you will guided and supported by a Marymound Clinical Case Manager and be an active member of the child or youth’s treatment team. You will be further supported by a 24-hour emergency on-call service, on-site clinical consultation and cultural programming. Treatment Foster parents will also receive monthly professional development training and bi-weekly clinical meetings.
Criteria and Process
Initial inquiries to fostering are screened by an intake Clinical Case Manager(s). If selected, all foster parents in Marymound’s Treatment Foster Care Program undergo a thorough assessment process known as a Structural Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) Homestudy. The outcome of your Homestudy will determine if you are granted a foster care license.
If successfully licensed, Marymound will initiate the process of matching a child or youth for your home. Children and youth are referred to our Treatment Foster Care Program by the Province and individual Child and Family Services agencies. Before a child and/or youth is placed in your treatment foster care home, you will be informed of their needs and a process of pre-placement visits will be carried out.
Respite is an important service to you as a foster parent. You will be supported to develop a respite team that meets the needs of your family and child/youth placed in your care. Respite providers will be required to complete a Respite Application, all applicable checks (CRC, PCC and CAC), and respite training within one year of joining the treatment team.
Your Clinical Case Manager is responsible for coordinating services and ensuring that appropriate planning occurs throughout that child and/or youth’s duration in the program. The Manager will also be available to attend clinical and medical appointments, school meetings, as well as develop a trusting relationship with the child and/or youth placed in your care.