Child and Family Services' Treatment Foster Care program is a unique approach that blends the Pressley Ridge model for training professional treatment parents with the Wraparound team model of providing services to youth and families.  This program is ideal for youth that are transitioning out of residential placements, as a step before or after residential care, or as an intervention when other placements options have not been successful.


The Pressley Ridge Model

  • creates a sense of belonging for children within the homes of professionally-trained treatment parents

  • adjusts treatment services to meet the children’s needs, allowing them to remain in the same family setting as they work to overcome their problems

  • gives children the stability they need so they can begin to learn

  • helps children thrive with intensive, individualized treatment within a safe, supportive, family-centered environment


The Wraparound Model

  • brings together family and other natural supports to develop an individualized plan of care, implement the plan, and then evaluate its success over time

  • workers consult with Wraparound coordinators to apply principles to Treatment Foster Care

  • State and national training networks of consultants and practitioners are available, allowing utilization of national tools and standards


Treatment Foster Care at CFS

Child and Family Services' Treatment Foster Care program  incorporates the skills of foster care workers, treatment parents, Wraparound team members, therapists, and other community resources.  This approach is strengths-based, helping families to learn new skills so that they can eventually lead their own process of change.

Added value services to youth in Treatment Foster Care include individual, family, or group counseling, Elements, our Independent Living Skills program for youth transitioning out of foster care, and SAIL (a therapeutic sailing program on Grand Traverse Bay).