TFCO


T.F.C.O. – Northpointe 

Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare Systems is partnering with Treatment Foster Care Oregon to bring aevidenced based treatment model to Dickinson, Menominee, and Iron County to help youth with severe emotional and behavioral disorders 

Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) was developed as an alternative to institutional, residential, and 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 a family to return to upon their completion of the program. There are many families struggling to maintain placement of their child at home and we are offering them an alternative to ensure that children are able to stay and receive help in their own communities.   

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

Children would reside one child at a time in the therapeutic home for approximately 6-9 months. These therapeutic parents receive initial and ongoing training, weekly group support, and in-the-moment coaching from the treatment team. 

Children in TFCO receive weekly support to navigate the program, practice of problem-solving and coping skills along with other skills individualized for their specific needs. 

Families the children will return to participate in weekly services, which focus on coaching them through key techniques to regain confidence and effectiveness when working with their children. 

The TFCO program staff are available 24/7 to allow for quick and effective responses to situations and behaviors. 

If you want to be a part of something life changing, and exciting join our team as a Therapeutic Parent. Please contact Bionca Nattiel, Therapeutic Parent Recruiter (906) 282-0244 or email bnattiel@nbhs.org.

The TFCO website has more information on research and statistics:

https://www.tfcoregon.com/

 

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 weekly. 

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

TFCOFAMILYBROCHURE

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

Therapeutic Parent Recruiter – Bionca Nattiel at (906)282-0244 or email bnattiel@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 – Jen Pastorick, LLMSW 

By phone: (906) 290-0702 or email: jpastorick@nbhs.org 

Or

Program Supervisor – 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