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Therapeutic foster care

We provide therapeutic foster care in the Geelong region where children and their carers are supported by a specialist team to respond appropriately to their needs.

Our Circle Program is based on the therapeutic foster care model. You and your foster child are supported by a specialist team that helps you to understand how trauma affects your foster child and to respond appropriately to their needs.

The Circle Program:

  • starts with a therapeutic specialist assessing the child’s needs. This assessment is the starting point for developing a care program for the child.
  • offers carers and children more support, via ‘wrap-around’ therapeutic supports
  • recognises carers as a professional member of the care team
  • provides carers with in-depth trauma informed training and parenting strategies
  • engages birth families when possible offers higher carer reimbursement rates

If you're interested in this model and would like to find out more, contact our Foster Care Enquiry Line: