FFI offers success to families facing the challenges of child abuse and neglect by providing parenting education and supports, that rely on family strengths and community resources to assist parents in providing a safe, nurturing home environment where children can grow and thrive, and when necessary, a continuum of culturally competent family-based care outside of the home.
FFI engages the birth family with a holistic approach, addressing social justice barriers, the compounded impact of trauma, and provides opportunities to gain parental confidence, economic stabilization, mental and physical wellness, and an ability to lead their family, independently.
The FFI team works with children from the District of Columbia who have been removed from their birth parents and placed in licensed foster homes in Maryland. The children we serve may have been left home alone or lived in deplorable home conditions; are coping with educational delays and medical neglect; many have been physically or sexually abused, and/or left with unwilling caregivers. Some children have witnessed their parents struggling with drug dependency, domestic violence, or serious emotional limitations that affect their ability to parent safely.
We recruit foster families to become our partners in providing safe and temporary homes to support children and youth. We help them heal from their traumatic and difficult experiences, breaking the cycle of intergenerational childhood abuse and neglect.
Greenleaf Treatment Foster Care serves Maryland youth who are placed in licensed foster homes in the state of Maryland. We provide intentional therapeutic services that focus on the social, emotional, recreational, and spiritual needs of the youth. The Children we serve experience layers of traumatic events that occur over extended periods of time. GTFC staff are trained in the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach and specialize in treating youth with complex needs.
GTFC helps heal the trauma of the child’s separation from the birth family due to abuse or neglect.
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