Foster and Proctor parents, also referred to as professional parents, are single individuals or married couples who provide care to children placed in their home.
Proctor parents provide a home family environment, nutritious meals, companionship, guidance, and physical, social, and emotional care. Proctor care may be short term or long term depending upon the needs of the child and his/her family.
We work for youth and families, and we conscientiously focus on what works for kids the first time. At QYS, we apply a systems and team approach to the youth we work with. Programming includes individual, family, and group therapy, medication management, psychosocial rehabilitation services, and other skills groups. We also provide mentoring and tracking for the youth in our care. Also, 24-hour on-call staff members are available in case of emergency.
In addition to youth services, QYS provides extensive training, support, and peer mentoring to support your journey through Foster/Proctor care by utilizing the essential components of the Together Facing the Challenge (TFTC) curriculum. This evidence-based curriculum: -Provides comprehensive training for both foster parent -Builds therapeutic relationships -Explores trauma-informed care -Develops proactive parenting strategies to reinforce positive prosocial behaviors -Teaches cooperation -Addresses thoughts, feelings, and behavior -Interrupts the conflict cycle -Utilizes problem-solving techniques -Promotes cultural sensitivity -Teaches relevant life skills -Takes care of self
FOSTER & PROCTOR CARE
WAYS TO FOSTER/PROCTOR
Full-Time Foster/Proctor Parent
Proctor parents, also referred to as professional parents, are single individuals or married couples who provide care to children placed in their home. Proctor parents provide a home family environment, nutritious meals, companionship, guidance, and physical, social, and emotional care. Proctor care may be short term or for several years, depending upon the child's needs and his/her family.
Transition to Adult Living
Transition to Adult Living (TAL) is designed for male and female youth ages 17-21 who are transitioning out of a residential care setting. QYS Offers structured apartment settings within licensed foster homes. TAL is a 6-month program designed to motivate, teach skills, and help youth see successes.
Treatment Foster Parent
Treatment foster care (TFC), also known as therapeutic foster care, is out-of-home care by foster parents for children and adolescents with significant emotional, behavioral, medical, or social needs. Therapeutic foster/proctor parents provide a highly structured home environment as an alternative to residential treatment facilities. *Approved by Together Facing The Challenge. With the support of a clinical team, QYS provides treatment foster care.
Respite Care Provider
Are you interested in foster care but not ready to commit to 24/7? Respite care could be for you! Respite care is planned or can be temporary emergency care to give foster parents a break. Respite programs provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families. Respite care providers follow the same certification process as Foster/Proctor parents.