CK Treatment Foster Care Program

What is Treatment Foster Care?

CK Treatment Foster Care, a Program of CK Family Services provides innovative, multi-disciplinary treatment services to children and youth in a highly-structured family home environment.  Using a combination of evidence based interventions, best-practice guidelines, and common sense parenting; CK Treatment Foster Care is a highly effective, least-restrictive placement and treatment alternative for children with challenging circumstances who are traditionally referred for placement in Residential Treatment Centers, Congregate Care, or Psychiatric Hospitals.  CK Treatment Foster Care gives children and their parents or guardians the opportunity to heal and move forward by equipping them with skills and tools necessary to manage the impact of mental illness and socio-behavioral concerns.

Treatment Foster Care differs from CK’s traditional foster care program in a few key ways.  Most notably in the experience, education and training of our Treatment Foster Care staff and volunteers.  CK Treatment Foster Care starts with Professional Foster Care Parents who pass a higher level of qualifying criteria than is expected in traditional foster care.  Our Professional Foster Care Parents complete additional training modules and make a commitment to not give up on the children placed in their home.    Similarly, CK Treatment Foster Care staff (like Case Managers, Supervisors, Qualified Mental Health Professionals, Family Development Specialists, and Certified Wraparound Facilitators) must meet a higher level of qualification initially, participate in additional training modules, and are required to continuously seek opportunities to expand their skills set and expertise.

Unlike traditional foster care, in which we may place multiple children in one foster home; in Treatment Foster Care we limit this to one or possibly two children in a home.  By limiting the number of children placed in a home the Treatment Team is able to focus on the specific needs of the child without the need to account for interactions between children.  This gives the child time to learn to cope with and develop socially acceptable and adaptive skills to manage the effect of their mental illness.  As the child develops these skills and abilities and demonstrates the ability to effectively interact in positive ways with peers the Treatment Team works toward integrating the child back into traditional foster care or into a more permanent living arrangement.

How You Can Help

Professional Foster Care Parents Needed!

Are you interested in working with kids with challenging circumstances? There is a desperate need for Professional Foster Parents to work with high-needs kids in Texas. These kids have likely experienced multiple changes in placements and have probably been in Residential Treatment Centers or Psychiatric Hospitals.


CK Family Services is currently accepting applications from Professional Foster Parents who want to join our Treatment Foster Care Team.  Teams consist of the Treatment Foster Care Family (Professional Foster Parent(s)), Case Manager, Clinical Support Specialist, Therapist, and other specialists.  CK Treatment Foster Care Teams focus on the needs of one child or one child and their siblings at a time.  The goal of each CK Treatment Foster Care Team is to promote stability and permanence in the life of children who have challenging behaviors and multiple placements.

Treatment Foster Care Families are an essential part of the Treatment Team.  They provide the child with a physical home, nutritious meals, clothing, appropriate educational experience, transportation and function as the primary caregiver and medical consenter for a child placed in their home.  Treatment Foster Care Families work in the Treatment Team to develop and implement interventions and make decisions relating to the best interest of a child.

Qualified families must have at least one parent who has a flexible schedule will be available to participate in daily meetings via telephone, email, and face-to-face as the key member of the Treatment Team.  Families must meet State Minimum Standards including participating in initial and ongoing training, initial inspection and maintenance of their physical property/home, and maintain the consistent ability to provide all necessary transportation for the child in the Teams care.

CK Family Services provides Treatment Foster Care Families (Professional Foster Parents) with financial support to assist in maintaining one flexible parent and to ensure availability of funds to implement plans and meet the child’s needs.  CK provides the whole team with initial training in Treatment Foster Care but then also provides ongoing training specific to enhancing the skills and abilities of each team to meet the unique needs of the specific child placed in the Team’s care.

CK Treatment Relief Parents Needed!

CK Treatment Foster Care, a program of CK Family Services, is recruiting professional caregivers to join our Treatment Foster Care Team as Treatment Relief Parents. Treatment Relief Parents provide temporary relief (respite) services for Treatment Foster Care Families, Families who have adopted children from foster care, and biological families who are caring for children with challenging circumstances.

Relief services are intended to provide families (and the children in their care) with a temporary break to promote stability in the home and enhance success of the treatment program.  Relief services include providing children and teens with room and board, providing transportation to school and other appointments as indicated on the child’s service plan, and generally ensuring safety and wellbeing.  Relief care usually occurs over weekends; however, the need for relief care may also include weekdays.  Episodes of relief care can range from one night up to fourteen consecutive nights.  Most episodes will be less than seven consecutive days.

Qualified Treatment Relief Parents must be licensed Foster Parents prior to providing treatment relief services. Treatment Relief Parents can be adult individuals or adult couples with or without children of their own.  CK Treatment Foster Care provides initial and ongoing training, conducts necessary home studies, and performs monitoring activities to help Treatment Relief Parents maintain their foster care license and eligibility to provide treatment relief services.

CK Treatment Foster Care reimburses Treatment Relief Parents at the rate of $90.00 per day for each day that a child is placed in the home of the Treatment Relief Parent.  As licensed foster parents, Treatment Relief Parents may be allowed to accept their own foster placement in addition to providing Treatment Relief Services on a case by case basis.

Interested?  Email us at or give us a call at 817-516-9100.