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Therapeutic Foster Care Services

General Info

Children needing therapeutic foster care come from a variety of circumstances and experiences in their lives, but have a common need for temporary care outside their permanent residence. Children qualifying for therapeutic foster care services often need Therapeutic Foster Families with specialized training due to experiencing advanced behavioral challenges and mental health needs.

Easter Seals UCP Therapeutic Foster Care program delivers comprehensive high quality, person-centered approach based upon 4 Core Principles: COMMITMENT, CONNECTION, COMPASSION, and COMPETENCY.
Easter Seals UCP Therapeutic Foster Families provide safe, nurturing, structured environments for children and adolescents. With ongoing support of the ESUCP team of Qualified Professionals, Therapeutic Foster Parents work intensively with the child on individualized goals aimed at increasing independent living skills, improving conflict resolution and coping skills, development of healthy self-images and ability to engage in social relationships.

All Easter Seals UCP Therapeutic Foster Parents and Support Teams utilized evidence informed and evidenced based training curriculum including Pressley Ridge Treatment Foster Care® and Together Facing the Challenge®.

For information in determining if Therapeutic Foster Care is right for your child, please contact the office closest to you.  A member of the Easter Seals UCP Child Placement Team will provide accurate information and assistance if decision-making.

Learn more about becoming a foster parent.  Check out our free Foster Parent trainings.

Professional Info

Easter Seals UCP provides a full array of our of home placement services.  These include family foster care, therapeutic foster care, adoption, residential supports, and additional CAP services.  Currently there are 263 families licensed with ESUCP to provide placement services throughout North Carolina. ESUCP provides training and support for a wide range of special services within the placement spectrum, such as medically fragile, dual diagnosis, shared parenting and behavioral and crisis diversion. 

Professional leadership is maintained through connection to Foster Family-based Treatment Association and Child and Family Services Association and additional referral opportunities are available with Rapid Resource for Families.  Rapid Resource for Families is a collaboration of four agencies that provide therapeutic foster care; additional information is available at

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