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Regular Foster Care- This level of care is specifically designed for children who have 1) transitioned out of more supported care situations and have reached permanent living situations or 2) children that do not consistently require additional professional services or supports. This unique level of care allows families to consider placement for children 0 and 17 years old. This has been a level of care requested by some of our current foster parents. SA will supervise the foster home license and your reimbursement will be negotiated and paid by the placement agency (Washington State DSHS, Idaho State DHW, Oregon DHS, private agency).
Specialized Foster Care- This level of care is specifically designed for children who require specialized support and services in order to achieve a successful living situation or transition to a permanent care living situation. This level is for children between the ages of 6 and 17 years old. SA will supervise your license and contract for this specified level of care. This level of care can be more intrusive for your family. However, provides your family with additional support and professional services to assist children in reducing their need for specialized care. The foster parent will be reimbursed at a rate of $38 per day/per child (exception Region 2 North rate of $40.00 per day/per child).
Therapeutic Foster Care- This level of care is specifically designed for children who require highly intensive supports and services to live successfully in family situations. This level of care is for children between the ages of 6 and 17 years old. SA will supervise your license and contract directly with you to provide a wide range of intensive care to the children in your home. This level of care will be more intrusive than specialized foster care, however, provides your family with wraparound support to assure professional services and eventual reduction to less intensive and costly services. There must an individual bedroom available for each child who is categorized in this placement category. The foster parent will be reimbursed at a rate of $57 per day/ per child (exception Region 2 North rate of $60.00 per day/per child).
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