T.F.C.O. – Northpointe

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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!

In TFCO-Northpointe one child, aged 7-11, 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.

A child in TFCO receives 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.

The aftercare family also participates 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 program voluntarily to help create a happier/healthier environment for their entire family.

There are many families struggling to maintain placement of their child at home. Through TFCO, we are offering an alternative that allows a child to stay in their own community while receiving the help they need.

TFCO works to keep children in their communities as opposed to out-of-town or even out-of-state placements for children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders.

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 work as part of a team to create a structured and positive learning environment for a child to successfully complete their individualized plan within a therapeutic family setting.


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

You can also contact: 

Team Lead – Beth Hellman LMSW, IECMH-E                                                                                                                By phone: (906)282-6856 or email:

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

The TFCO website also has more information on research and statistics:


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