Trinity Youth Services’ Intensive Services Foster Care Program Needs Local Foster Parents
15th of January 2021
Although there is a very high need for traditional foster and adoptive families throughout Southern California, there is an even bigger need for Intensive Services Foster Care Parents. Foster youth who experience physical or emotional trauma are often labeled as ‘troublemakers,’ due to their coping mechanisms. The truth is, unresolved pain from experiencing abandonment, loss, and abuse cause some children to act out and engage in behaviors that don’t serve them.
In an effort to help at-risk youth receive the support and guidance they need to heal and live successful lives, Trinity Youth Services, an accredited, award-winning Foster Care and Adoptions Agency, established an Intensive Services Foster Care Program (ISFCP). One major benefit of this program is that foster youth who need extra care are able to live in a loving family-based setting, which will help them feel more secure, experience a sense of belonging, and receive extended hands-on support and redirection.
According to Jackie Jakob, Trinity Youth Services’ Director of Foster Care and Adoptions, “Trinity Youth Services first implemented the ISFC program to assist our experienced resource parents with serving youth that required more services than the traditional foster care model offered. Trinity Youth Services is designed to offer a stable, normalized living environment in order to help youth thrive in a family-based setting.
Youth receive hands-on guidance from a caring, supportive team of professionals that includes therapists, support counselors, and social workers who utilize trauma-informed practices. Resource parents also work very closely with the team to help each child achieve progress in their mental health and positive behaviors.”
Children in the ISFC program at Trinity Youth Services are flourishing due to the combined effort and care they receive from therapists, support counselors, social workers as well as their foster families. Youth learn how to regulate their emotions and behaviors in positive ways, model love, and develop healthy attachments to caregivers.
Being an ISFC Foster Care Resource Parent can be a very rewarding experience. According to Trinity Youth Services ISFC Resource Parent, Alice Brown, “There are a lot of children who don’t get that last chance before they go to a group home. No matter what challenge presents itself, you can always lead the way to a brighter future. Don’t take anything personal. All they need is a chance and for someone to not give up on them.”
To become an Intensive Services Foster Care Parent, or to receive additional information, please call Eve Powers at 909-825-5588 ext. 230, or send an email to epowers@TrinityYS.org. Click here for more information about Trinity Youth Services’ programs.
Eve Powers, Foster Care Marketing Specialist
Eve has a strong commitment to helping foster youth and their families thrive and live successful lives. A former foster youth, Eve obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Communications from California State University, San Bernardino, and is a certified Holistic Life Coach, motivational writer, self-help author and celebrity interviewer. Beyond the Trinity Youth Services blog, Eve’s articles can be found in numerous platforms including Foster Focus Magazine, Heart & Soul Magazine, BET Centric and Huffington Post. A passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community, Eve continues to educate, support and mentor foster youth throughout Southern California.