AK Child & Family provides multiple types of treatment options under our Community Programs. Based on the needs of the youth, we offer licensed treatment foster care, group home and home-based services.
Treatment Foster Care (TFC)
AK Child & Family provides an intensive, individualized behavioral health service provided to a youth in a family setting, utilizing specially trained and intensively supervised Treatment Foster Parents. The TFC program places a youth with a Treatment Foster Parent, who is carefully selected, trained and matched to the youth’s needs. The Treatment Foster Parent (TxP) is empowered to act as a key agent in implementing the youth’s treatment plan, provide intensive oversight, facilitate behavioral interventions, provide medication monitoring, maintain contact with the parent / guardian and other members of the treatment team as well as make available an array of therapeutic activities and assist in the successful transition from TFC to reunification with the youth’s family. When a family is not available for reunification the TFC parent and the treatment team assists the transition to independent living or alternative permanency placement.
The Charlie Elder Teen Group Home is a collaborative partnership between AK Child & Family and Catholic Social Services (CSS). The group home is a family home in a residential Anchorage neighborhood that can serve five boys at a time with a live-in “Coaching Parent” employed by CSS. The program is designed to work with older teens who are preparing to transition to independent living in the community.
AK Child & Family’s Home-Based services work with children / youth and their family in their home and community environment. A supportive and collaborative team approach serves to preserve the unity of the family without the need for out-of-home placement. Home-based services rely on intensive case management services in a wraparound service delivery model that provides behavioral interventions, clinical therapy services, in-home support, 24 / 7 on call emergency services and short-term Treatment Foster Care as needed. The home-based service model engages the community in providing available support and activities as well as empowering the youth and family to rely on their own strengths and resources to address well-being and change.