Spurwink offers an array of services to support foster families and children in foster care. Beginning with the exploration of becoming a foster family and continuing throughout the placement of children in the home, we provide information, guidance, education, and, with Treatment Foster Care, in home supportive services. Our comprehensive approach includes A Family for ME, recruiting resource families for foster/adoptive care statewide; the Resource Parent Care Team, providing quick access to information and referrals to foster families; Treatment Foster Care, partnering with families that foster children whose behavioral needs require ongoing, more intensive support; and the Adoption Matching Program, pairing licensed families with children awaiting adoption.
TREATMENT FOSTER CARE
Spurwink’s treatment foster care program places the foster family front and center as we offer support along the way. We recognize the vital role resource families play in the lives of children and youth in care, bringing experience, passion, and creativity to assist youth along their journey.
A FAMILY FOR ME
A Family for ME is a partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services and Spurwink Services, with a focus on raising awareness of the urgent need for foster families and finding Maine families who are willing and able to parent children in foster care.
Spurwink Treatment Foster Care partners with resource families every step of the way–assisting with the matching process, providing case management and advocacy for youth in care, and supporting and providing education to foster parents throughout the journey. Learn more about becoming a treatment foster home.
ADOPTION MATCHING PROGRAM (AMP)
The Adoption Matching Program (AMP) works alongside DHHS to pair licensed families with children awaiting adoption. AMP utilizes both a data-driven software system demonstrated to improve outcomes of children in care as well as an intake process that recognizes each family’s unique composition, experiences, and needs.
Throughout the matching process, coordinators bring together adoptive parents, youth in care, caseworkers, and therapeutic providers in regular meetings to coordinate support services, understand trauma-related behaviors, and brainstorm parenting strategies to better meet the needs of children transitioning into permanency. Monthly virtual trainings and a facilitated support group are also offered by AMP, with the combined goals of building community and expanding trauma-informed parenting skills. Services are available to all licensed foster and adoptive families throughout the State of Maine who are approved by the Resource Unit Supervisors.
Spurwink provides residential treatment services for children and adolescents with emotional/behavioral disorders who are temporarily unable to live safely at home or be successfully treated in a less restrictive environment…
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A FAMILY FOR ME
A Family for ME is a partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services and Spurwink Services, with the focus of raising awareness of the urgent need and finding Maine families who are willing and able to parent children in foster care. Additional foster homes are urgently needed to meet targeted recruitment of families who can provide temporary care to babies and young children who are in the process of reunification with their birth families;
RESOURCE PARENT CARE TEAM (RPCT)
The Resource Parent Care Team program (RPCT) provides supports and services to foster/resource and kinship families in partnership with DHHS to help manage the stresses of fostering and maintaining placements until permanency occurs. RPCT also helps families successfully navigate the child welfare system, and maintains positive and timely communication about children in care….
TREATMENT FOSTER CARE
We’ve designed a treatment foster care program that places the foster family front and center as we off support along the way. Foster families are at the heart of treatment. They bring with them years of experience, passion and creativity to assist youth along their journey.