Linking Kids and Families to Hope, Healing and Trust.

KidLink Community Services provides therapeutic services to youth in foster care, foster parents and biological families throughout Tennessee. Through in-home services including therapy, case management and training, KidLink helps youth and families use their strengths to create healthy connections and grow in positive directions.

Become a Foster Parent
Apply Online

or

Call 877-714-1313

Linking Kids and Families to Hope, Healing and Trust.

KidLink Community Services provides therapeutic services to youth in foster care, foster parents and biological families throughout Tennessee. Through in-home services including therapy, case management and training, KidLink helps youth and families use their strengths to create healthy connections and grow in positive directions.

Become a Foster Parent
Apply Online

or

Call 877-714-1313

Linking Kids and Families to Hope, Healing and Trust.

KidLink Community Services provides therapeutic services to youth in foster care, foster parents and biological families throughout Tennessee. Through in-home services including therapy, case management and training, KidLink helps youth and families use their strengths to create healthy connections and grow in positive directions.

Become a Foster Parent
Apply Online

or

Call 877-714-1313

How We Create Connections in the Home

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KidLink Community Services links kids with hope, healing and trust through the development of meaningful relationships. Our staff and foster parents are dedicated to understanding the needs and strengths of each child in order to provide the services and support that will guide them in reaching their goals. Our therapists meet with children in the foster home to assist in identifying what will help them feel safe. KidLink therapists facilitate children’s engagement with biological parents and guardians to nurture the reunification process.

Our therapists develop individualized treatment plans to help youth and their guardians address the behavioral, emotional and mental health concerns that can occur from the challenges leading to and from being placed in foster care. When a child transitions to permanency Kidlink Community Services continues to provide in-home services to ensure connections stay strong and healing can continue.

KidLink Community Services recruits foster parents and offers the training to be equipped to provide a safe, stable and therapeutic environment for children and youth that have been removed from their homes. Our training prepares staff and foster parents to support children and youth as they begin the healing process. Our therapeutic foster parents link children and youth to hope, healing and trust.

How Our Team Works with Families

Our therapists work in the home with children and foster parents to address the challenges that can prevent healing. Along with Case Managers, they support children, foster parents and biological families in the home and community. They attend court, facilitate visitation and participate in Child and Family Team Meetings partnering with the Department of Children’s Services to promote reunification and permanency.

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Our Existing Network & Certifications

The Kidlink program was established to extend the reach of both academies’ comprehensive behavioral health care services to the foster care community. Oak Plains and Natchez Trace both have long histories of providing comprehensive behavioral health care to boys and girls who are at-risk or are struggling with extensive mental health issues. Each facility is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and the Joint Commission on Accreditation on Healthcare, both of which recognize a commitment to measuring quality and standards of care.

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The Importance of Foster Care

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Throughout the country, children and teens are unable to stay at home. These reasons can range from unstable living situations to behavioral and mental health issues that require intensive therapy in a new environment.

For over a century, foster care has provided these young people with a new environment to receive care and focus on rehabilitation. The ultimate goal of foster care programs is to help our youth settle into permanent family situations. Sometimes this means reunification with biological family, but this can also mean settling into a new, healthy family structure where they can grow and learn.

Join Our Mission

Become a Foster Parent

Foster care is built on strong foster parents. Our trainers specialized in helping foster parents identify their unique parenting strengths while fortifying their knowledge of the tough issues and barriers facing children and teens today. They also train parents to deal with the complexities of trauma and mental health issues faced by some youth in foster care. If you are interested in opening your home to a young person in need, we can help you start the process.

Or Apply Online

Foster Care Information and Resources

If you are interested in learning more about foster care please see the following links to articles, videos and additional information about foster parenting.

Fostering Hope Video – TN DCS Communications

Child Trends – Child Trends is the nation’s leading research organization focused exclusively on improving the lives of children and youth, especially those who are most vulnerable.

The Child Welfare Information Gateway – The Child Welfare Information Gateway is the congressionally mandated and funded information service of the United States Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Annie Casey Foundation – The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a charitable foundation focused on improving the well-being American children.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions about our programs or ways you can get involved, reach out to us, and our team will get back to you.

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1000 Health Park Dr. Bldg 3, Suite 200
Brentwood, TN 37027