Making the Most of Therapy for the Child in Your Care


Mental health providers such as therapists can be invaluable navigators on a child or youth’s road to healing. As a foster parent, involvement in the therapy process can range from merely providing transportation to sitting in on sessions and assisting in developing therapy goals. The child in your care may have a long-standing relationship with a particular therapist, or you may be actively involved in finding a therapist who is a good fit for the child’s personality and needs. Regardless of the level of involvement you are asked to provide by the child’s team, there are things you can do as a foster parent to help make the most of this very important component of healing.


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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