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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:

  • Provides comprehensive training for both foster parent 

  • Building 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 

Learn more about Together Facing the Challenge.