What is Bluegrass Foster Services?
Bluegrass Foster Services (BFS) is a Therapeutic Foster Placing Agency. Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is a clinical intervention, which includes placement in specifically trained foster parent homes, for youth with severe mental, emotional, or behavioral health needs. This includes developmentally delayed youth whose physical and emotional health needs require more intensive clinical and medical intervention than can be accommodated in traditional foster care. In and of itself, TFC is not a placement. It includes placement of a child in a specialized TFC home. BFS will recruit, train, and support TFC foster parents and provide licensed clinical staff to oversee a youth’s individualized treatment plan and to provide therapeutic services such as individual and family therapy, crisis intervention, case coordination, and medication support.
BFS places children ages birth through 21 in our TFC homes. However, our priority is the youth ages 11-18 who have completed our residential treatment program. We strive to place these kids into Bluegrass Foster Services TFC homes first, if possible.