There are a few reasons why KidsPeace is considered a therapeutic foster care agency. They work primarily with children who have therapeutic needs: like needing to attend regular therapy sessions, or have developmental delays or special education needs. These children need foster parents who have been specifically trained to meet their needs; that’s another reason KidsPeace is a therapeutic agency. They teach using evidence-based, trauma-informed trainings. They teach their foster parents the skills and the tools needed to make a difference in the lives of the children they’ll work with.
The KidsPeace mission is to give hope, help, and healing to children, adults, and those who love them. Their staff are available 24/7 for emergencies, they’re kind, good-hearted people, and they believe in the mission, vision, and values of the organization. These supports and trainings make KidsPeace stand out among other foster care agencies. KidsPeace really cares!
KidsPeace even offers online video-chat trainings; anyone interested can learn about foster parenting from the comfort and safety of their own home! They have monthly online orientations that everyone is welcome to attend; they answer questions and explain what the process of becoming a foster parent entails. Anyone interested can check out their website fostercare.com/westchester and sign-up to receive more information and an invitation to the next available orientation.