Foster Care


FOSTER CARE

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 three pronged 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; and Treatment Foster Care, partnering with families that foster children whose behavioral needs require ongoing, more intensive support.

FOSTER CARE

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 offer 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.

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Phone supports providing information about community resources or general support and problem-solving assistance are available to all licensed resource families. In-home supports are available to eligible resource families determined by needs and experiences, including needs assessments, referrals, coordination of clinical and community supports, and education on trauma and parenting skills. Services are available in York and Cumberland counties.

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;

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 who can accommodate larger sibling groups to allow these siblings to remain connected in the same home; and who can provide care for older youth with challenging behaviors resulting from their exposure to traumatic events. Families are also needed for older children for whom reunification with their birth families is no longer an available option and for whom an adoptive family is being sought. To learn more about how you can be the life changing hero in a child’s story Click Here

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT

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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Spurwink has over 40 residences in towns and neighborhoods across Main. The majority of our homes serve two to four children. With trained, experienced and nurturing mental health professionals and family-centered programing, children and youth receive dignity and respect.
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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;

Learn More

 who can accommodate larger sibling groups to allow these siblings to remain connected in the same home; and who can provide care for older youth with challenging behaviors resulting from their exposure to traumatic events. Families are also needed for older children for whom reunification with their birth families is no longer an available option and for whom an adoptive family is being sought. To learn more about how you can be the life changing hero in a child’s story Click Here

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….

Learn More

Phone supports providing information about community resources or general support and problem-solving assistance are available to all licensed resource families. In-home supports are available to eligible resource families determined by needs and experiences, including needs assessments, referrals, coordination of clinical and community supports, and education on trauma and parenting skills. Services are available in York and Cumberland counties.

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.

 

A WELL LOVED CHILD IS A WELL CHILD