Foster Care Program Model

HopeTree Foster Care Program Model

Agencies wishing to refer a child to our program:

HopeTree’s Foster Care program serves children and youth who require individualized care and attention in a stable, Christian family setting. Our goal is to create a foster home environment which enhances the emotional, educational, physical, social, and spiritual development of every child.

HopeTree currently provides Treatment Foster Care services in the Salem/Roanoke, Chester, and Martinsville metropolitan areas.

Private Foster Care Support, Supervision and Administration Levels

Assessment Treatment Level 

  • Child is in initial placement with agency.
  • Child will be seen weekly during the assessment level of placement.
  • Comprehensive assessment of child’s current and past behavior and needs and strengths; documentation from previous service providers will be collected and information included in the comprehensive assessment.
  • Child will be linked with service providers to obtain services to meet the child’s medical, social, behavioral, emotional, and personal care needs.
  • Determination of level of care will be based on a combination of factors including but not limited to: child’s current and past behaviors, needs and strengths, number of placements the child has experienced, ratings on the CANS, VEMAT, and other available assessments, anticipated level of support needed for successful placement in a foster home, available documentation such as psychological evaluations and foster parent, school case manager and provider reports, etc.
  • The maximum stay at the assessment level shall not exceed 60 days.

Non-Treatment Foster Care Level

  • Developmentally on target, demonstrates age-appropriate behaviors, able to participate in community activities without restriction, or is the sibling of a child who meets ongoing TFC placement in the same foster home. 
  • Assessment level did not indicate treatment foster care services are needed.  
  • Child receives one face to face contact per month, treatment team meetings and service plan development, quarterly service plans and group activities. 
  • Used as a transitional level for children who no longer require treatment foster care services. 

        Treatment Foster Care Level I (Mild)

        • Child displays a mild level of medical, social, behavioral, emotional, and personal care needs.
        • Child displays impairment for normal range of age and development; such as but not limited to, depression, anxiety, impulsivity, hyperactivity, anger control, adjustment to trauma, oppositional, substance use, eating disorder, physical health condition, developmental delay, or intellectual delay.
        • Child requires monitoring by the agency. The child requires services to lessen the likelihood needs will return.
        • Child is seen no less than twice a month; at least one of the visits occurs in the foster home.

        Treatment Foster Care Level II (Moderate)

        • Child displays moderate level of medical, social, behavioral, emotional, and personal care needs.
        • Child displays impairment outside of normal range of age and development; such as but not limited to, depression, anxiety, impulsivity, hyperactivity, anger control, adjustment to trauma, oppositional, substance use, eating disorder, physical healthv condition, developmental delay, or intellectual delay.
        • Child requires active interventions, services, and supports, to address, remedy or ameliorate medical, social, behavioral, emotional, and/or personal care needs.
        • Child is seen no less than three times per month; at least two of the visits occur in the foster home.

        Treatment Foster Care Level III (Significant)

        • Child displays significant level of medical, social, behavioral, emotional, and personal care needs.
        • Child displays significant impairment outside of normal range of age and development; such as but not limited to, depression, anxiety, impulsivity, hyperactivity, anger control, adjustment to trauma, oppositional, substance use, eating disorder, physical health condition, developmental delay, or intellectual delay.
        • Child’s needs require intense interventions, services, and supports, to address, remedy or ameliorate medical, social, behavioral, emotional, and/or personal care needs.
        • Child may be at risk of residential placement.
        • Child is seen no less than four times per month; at least three of the visits occur in the foster home.