TFCO


T.F.C.O. – Northpointe

Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare Systems is partnering with Treatment Foster Care Oregon and Dickinson, Menominee, and Iron County community members to help children who have significant emotional and behavioral disorders. We are bringing the evidenced-based TFCO treatment model to the U.P.

Do you want to be a part of something exciting, something life changing for a child and their family? Then join our Northpointe team as a contracted Therapeutic Parent through TFCO-Northpointe!

The two main goals of (Therapeutic Foster Care for One-Northpointe) TFCO-Northpointe are to create opportunities for children to successfully live in a family setting and to simultaneously help parents (or other long-term family resources) provide effective parenting.

In TFCO-Northpointe, one child at a time resides in a therapeutic home for approximately 6-9 months. The therapeutic parent(s) receive initial and ongoing training, a group support session weekly, a generous daily stipend, a daily check-in call, and in-the-moment coaching from Northpointe’s therapeutic team who is available 24/7.

Children in TFCO-Northpointe receive support weekly from a skills coach and a therapist. Both professionals help each child participate in the TFCO program, practice problem-solving, and develop coping skills and other needed skills individual to each child.

Families the children will return to also participate in weekly services. Services focus on coaching them through key techniques to regain confidence and effectiveness in parenting their child. These families enroll in the TFCO-Northpointe program voluntarily to help create a happier/healthier environment for their entire family. There is no court involvement in placing a child in the TFCO-Northpointe program.

There are many families struggling to maintain placement of their child at home and through TFCO-Northpointe, we are offering them an alternative to ensure that children are able to stay in their own communities while they and their family receive the help they need.

Treatment Foster Care Oregon was developed for just that; to keep children in their communities as opposed to out-of-town or even out-of-state institutional, residential, or group care placements for children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. TFCO- Northpointe will be serving children ages 7-11 in the mental health care setting who have an after-care family to return to upon completion of the program.

We are currently looking for individuals and/or families who want to be a part of our TFCO-Northpointe treatment team! We need positive, encouraging, and supportive people to help children reach their full potential.

If you are curious at all about becoming a Therapeutic Parent through Northpointe, please contact Sherry Smith-Labrash, Therapeutic Parent Recruiter/Trainer at (906) 282-0244 or email slabrash@nbhs.org. To answer your questions and tell you more about it.

You can also contact:                                                                                                                        Team Lead – Beth Hellman LMSW, IECMH-E                                                                                            By phone: (906)282-6856 or email: ehellman@nbhs.org

The TFCO website also has more information on research and statistics: https://www.tfcoregon.com/

Take a look at out our brochure for more information about T.F.C.O.-Northpointe                T.F.C.O. – Northpointe Brochure

 

Become a Therapeutic Parent 

We are currently looking for individuals and/or families who want to be a part of our TFCO-Northpointe treatment team! We need positive, encouraging, and supportive people to help children reach their full potential. 

Therapeutic parents will work with the team to create a structured and positive learning environment for a child to successfully complete their individualized plan within a family setting. Therapeutic homes will be caring for children between the ages 7-11.

Youth served in TFCO reside in the therapeutic home for approximately 6-9 months. Therapeutic Parents receive initial and ongoing training and education, weekly group support, and in-the-moment coaching from the treatment team, as well as daily check-in calls. 

Youth receive weekly individual home-based therapy, weekly support to navigate the program, practice of problem-solving and coping skills along with other skills individualized for their individual needs. The TFCO-Northpointe program staff is available 24/7 to allow for quick and effective responses to situations and behaviors. 

*We have a recruiter available for orientation/informational calls. Scheduling can be done virtually, by email, face to face, or by phone. We will be holding regular informational sessions every Tuesday! Please contact us for more information. 

Take a look at out our brochure for more information about T.F.C.O.-Northpointe by clicking the link below:

T.F.C.O. – Northpointe Brochure

 

Please contact for informational sessions, benefits, or just general inquiries – 

Therapeutic Parent Recruiter – Sherry Labrash at (906)282-0244 or email slabrash@nbhs.org to learn more about this incredible form of treatment and how you can be a part of it as well as the benefits that come with becoming a therapeutic parent home.

You can also contact:

Team Lead – Beth Hellman LMSW, IECMH-E

By phone: (906)282-6856 or email: ehellman@nbhs.org

 

When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. They were spectacular and got a lot of attention. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.

– Fred Rogers