Foster Care

Our Promise To You

Foster care is the temporary placement of a child in a new home away from his or her family. Children are placed into foster care for a variety of reasons; abandonment, abuse or neglect, or the incarceration or hospitalization of a parent. Placement in a foster home protects the child while ongoing social workers provide the biological family with resources and skills to be safe and effective parents to have their child returned to their home.

CTSHealth recognizes the value of the role the licensed resource parent has in providing services to clients in our care and will:

  • Treat resource parents and their families with respect and fairness
  • Include resource parents as an integral part of the care and treatment team
  • Provide sufficient and pertinent information, support and supervision, guidance and training to the resource parent to empower their success in fostering clients placed in their home
  • Provide after hours on-call support for client crisis intervention and management
  • Provide access to the agency’s Resource Parent Director/liaison for coordination and participation in the Resource Parent Advisory Board council functions
  • Notify resource parents of agency policy and procedural changes.

Foster Care Services

  • Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)
  • Family Foster Care (FFC)
  • Intensive Alternative Family Treatment (IAFT)
  • Rapid Response service is provided to youth who are appropriate for Level II Therapeutic Foster Care and who need emergency placement for a period up to 21 days. This program can also assist those who have had their current foster care placement disrupted.

CTSHealth Foster Care Promo Video

How Do I Become a Foster Parent?

Below is a list of items required before being considered as a Foster Parent.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Complete 30 hours of pre-service training (MAPP Class)
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Complete 10 additional hours of therapeutic training
  • Complete training in CPR/First Aid, Seizure Management, Medication Administration, Blood Borne Pathogens, Alternatives to Restraints
  • Participate in consumer specific and on-going comprehensive training programs as required
  • Must have a sustainable form of income
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Pass a National background Check and SLED
  • Pass a physical and obtain approval from your physician to perform foster care
  • Attend school meetings, doctor’s appointments, court appearances and encourage participation in extracurricular activities for and with the children

In addition to the above items, each potential Foster Parent must complete an application to become a resource parent including home study, financial, personal, medical, mental health assessment by our team of licensing professionals.

Foster Care Resources

Below is a list of resources that we offer for Foster Care.

Orientation for North Carolina Foster Parents

In-School Services

Where We Serve

Founder and President, Clarence Sutton, created CTS through his vision of improving the quality of life for children who have experienced unfortunate situations beyond their control. Clarence’s passion for fostering and restoring a child’s belief in his/her potential has continued to be a motivating factor in the agency's and staff's best practices.