When it comes to fostering children in need, KidLink Community Services sets itself apart by specializing in therapeutic foster care. This approach not only addresses the needs of children and youth facing mental, physical or behavioral challenges but also provides a more comprehensive support system for foster families. Here’s why choosing KidLink for therapeutic foster care can make all the difference:

1. Personalized Care for Children with Unique Needs

Traditional foster care primarily focuses on providing a stable and nurturing environment for children without specific health restrictions or disabilities. In contrast, therapeutic foster care caters to children and youth who require more specialized attention due to mental or physical disabilities or behavioral issues. At KidLink, we ensure that our foster parents are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide the personalized care that these children need.

2. Enhanced Support and Training for Foster Parents

KidLink recognizes that therapeutic foster parents need additional training and support to address the unique challenges they may encounter. We provide an extensive TN-Key Training program that covers topics such as navigating the child welfare system, understanding the impact of trauma and developing strategies for fostering resilience and addressing trauma-related behaviors. Additionally, our foster parents receive ongoing support from our team of case managers and support workers, as well as access to emergency on-call assistance 24/7.

3. Stronger Support Network and Community Resources

Working with KidLink means you become part of a well-established network of professionals, community partners and experienced foster families. We collaborate closely with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, schools, healthcare providers and other community organizations to ensure that our foster children receive the comprehensive support they need to succeed.

4. Focus on Sibling Preservation

At KidLink, we believe in the importance of keeping siblings together whenever possible. Research has shown that siblings placed together in foster care or adoption experience a lower risk of failed placements, fewer moves and greater emotional benefits. Our therapeutic foster care program prioritizes the preservation of sibling bonds, ensuring that these crucial relationships are nurtured and maintained.

5. Commitment to Long-term Success

Our ultimate goal at KidLink is to create lasting positive change in the lives of the children and families we serve. We are dedicated to providing the support and resources needed for foster children to overcome their challenges and reach their full potential. By choosing KidLink for therapeutic foster care, you are partnering with an organization that is committed to the long-term success of both children and foster families.

Open your heart, and your home.

Become a KidLink foster parent and give a child the love, support and stability they deserve.