Every child deserves a champion.
Our treatment foster care program exists to make sure children are safe and provided with a nurturing environment until they can return home or become adopted. Children range in age from babies to young adults who may have their own children. They have had difficult experiences in their life and removal from their home can be traumatic. Our treatment parents provide the love, care, skills and supervision to help them overcome these difficult experiences. As a treatment parent, you will help children keep connections with family and friends, and encourage their participation in community and recreational activities.
At Pressley Ridge, we provide our treatment parents with advanced training and support. Our treatment parents are a key member of our team and work directly with children on changing behaviors and building new skills. This is why our parents are called “treatment parents.”
You will be the child’s champion and an important partner in helping us to treat the child’s needs.
Every family deserves support.
We encourage partnership between treatment parents and the child’s family. This alliance helps to build trust and a foundation for a safe and successful reunification.
Every family deserves to get the support needed to be successful.
Why Foster with Pressley Ridge?
- We are a national-leader in Treatment Foster Care with evidence-based training
- We provide 24/7 support and a monthly stipend to help with caring for the child
- We make sure our parents have care breaks through respite services
- We provide monthly trainings and on-demand resources through a Treatment Parent Assistance Program
- We offer a recruitment bonus for referring other parents
Learn More About Becoming a Treatment Foster Parent
Seth Reichart Pressley Ridge Treatment Parent for 10 years
Having a healthy foster care agency that provides great services and connects you to a network within the community is so significant as you’re seeking to take this journey in foster care.
Who Can Become a Foster Parent?
We are seeking caring people to help our children. Foster parents can be from any race or faith background; married, single or in a partnership; working or retired. We welcome and support LGBTQ adults who are interested in becoming foster parents.
Since we have treatment foster care programs across six different states, the requirements may vary by state, but all Pressley Ridge treatment parents must:
- Meet state, local and federal clearance standards
- Have reliable transportation
- Have a primary source of income
- Have an adequate bedroom for a child
Pressley Ridge Treatment Parent Training
Pressley Ridge’s Treatment Foster Parent Training is nationally-recognized and evidence-based. The program is centered on the importance of a strong relationship between the treatment parent and youth and uses a trauma-informed approach to teach parents that behavior can change and the youth can learn the skills necessary for effective living. This training is free and must be completed prior to becoming a foster parent.
Participants will learn:
- Therapeutic parenting skills
- Trauma-informed child development
- Understanding and changing behavior
- De-escalation and motivation techniques
- Communication skills
- Problem-solving strategies
- CPR and first aid
For more information on becoming a foster parent, check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions, or connect with a recruiter who will walk you through the entire process from start to finish and answer any questions you have along the way. Whether you are ready to get started or still have unanswered questions, we’d love to hear from you.