Inspirational Youth Services takes pride in providing services to foster children and families. We provide the families with an extensive as well as intensive case support infra-structure that bolsters a strong, healthy family unit that will ultimately lead to positive child development. We also provide ongoing training and supervision, along with 24 hour staff availability to our foster families.
Treatment Foster Care is a distinct, powerful, and unique model of care that provides children with a combination of the best elements of traditional foster care and residential treatment centers. In Treatment Foster Care, the positive aspects of the nurturing and therapeutic family environment are combined with active and structured treatment. Treatment Foster Programs provide, in a clinically effective and cost-effective way, individualized and intensive treatment for children and adolescents who would otherwise be placed in institutional settings. (Definition approved by the Foster Family-Based Treatment Association’s Board of Directors, March 13, 2001.)
We offer trained therapeutic foster homes to children who require out of home placement. Three levels of care, differentiates the services that a child receives. Each child’s service plan is individually developed to meet his or her needs. We provide intensive case management services and foster home placement monitoring. Staff are available 24 hours a day to provide support to foster children and foster parents when needed.
Case Management – Past studies indicate that effective case management interventions have helped foster families with a variety of problems. IYS provides foster families with an extensive as well as intensive case support infra-structure that bolsters a strong, healthy family unit that will ultimately lead to positive child development. Ongoing training and supervision, along with 24 hour staff availability; IYS is committed to customer service.
Tutors – Our tutors work diligently to serve the educational needs of the foster children we serve. Tutors are assessed thoroughly through our application and background screening processes. Our tutors participate in our specialized training program tailored to being effective tutors. The children’s success is the most important thing to Inspirational Youth Services and we support this claim with the substantial number of services and programs we offer.
Mentors – Mentors are a valuable resource in the community. From the moment you become a foster parent or child in our care, you are never alone. Mentors provide extended guidance and support, in addition to our highly trained staff. We encourage our mentors to bring trustworthiness and the ability to keep confidences to the mentoring relationship they establish. Mentors are someone you probably have unusually good chemistry with, who will share stories of their experiences to increase the chances of your success.
Independent Living Services – These are services created for those who age-out of the foster care system. The purpose is to assist these individuals in making the best life possible for themselves. Some of these individuals have some developmental disabilities. IYS recognizes each person is different and provides an array of services to best meet individual needs and maximize their potential for success.
Foster Parent Support – Many foster care children exhibit developmental, medical and psychosocial concerns. Nevertheless, studies have shown that it was services aimed at the foster care parents, rather than the foster care children, which required the most labor-intensive case management services. At IYS we recognize this need and are with our parents every step of the way. Providing ongoing training and supervision, along with 24 hour staff availability; IYS is committed to delivering the highest quality customer service to our foster families.Professional Development & Training - We take pride in our training and professional development programs offered. New and Approved Parent training programs cover more than just what it takes to become an approved licensed foster parent, we discuss what it takes to change the life of a foster child.
Professional Development & Training - We take pride in our training and professional development programs offered. New and Approved Parent training programs cover more than just what it takes to become an approved foster parent, we discuss what it takes to change the life of a foster child.
Inspirational Youth Services provides Short Term Foster Care (Respite Care) Services to families in the community as well as IYS foster families. Both parents and caregivers in the community and IYS foster parents benefit from this program by gaining time to recuperate from the physical and emotional demands that come from caring for a child with behavioral, medical, or emotional needs. Children also benefit from respite care–during the visits to the respite home, the child is provided a continuation of their therapeutic plan. Respite or Short Term Foster Care usually occur over weekends, but may last from 1 to 30 days.
Inspirational Youth Services also provides Short Term Foster Care Placement services for other child placing agencies or social services agencies who are in need of a temporary placement for a foster child. Special care is taken to match children with the most appropriate respite provider. Case management and ongoing coordination with referring community agencies is provided. Respite care gives the ongoing caregiver a needed break while providing a therapeutic environment to children in a family setting.
Inspirational Youth Services provides its staff and foster parents with on-going training programming. IYS has a long standing commitment to providing qualified individuals and professionals to support children with special needs. Through an interdisciplinary staff of highly skilled professionals, IYS provides specialized training and technical assistance to individuals and professionals who want to learn more about children with serious physical, medical, cognitive and emotional challenges. Training is individually designed to meet the specific needs of beginning and advanced level administrators, social workers, case managers, foster and adoptive parents, therapists and other professionals. IYS staff receives training on intervention techniques, behavior management, working with families and service coordination and planning. Foster Parents in our agency receive continuous training on building relationships, working with oppositional and defiant behaviors, effective non-corporal punishment methods. Check out our events calendar for scheduled upcoming events.