Betamarsh Foster Care
The Betamarsh Foster Care Program provides a family setting for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 18 years who have experienced physical, sexual, emotional abuse or childhood trauma, as well as children who have demonstrated behavioural problem in their home, school and community. Some children are in care because there is a conflict within the family, or because a parent is ill. Other families cannot provide adequate care or the necessities of life. Each child is experiencing a difficult time in his/her own life and requires the support, structure and consistency of a foster family in their lives. The Betamarsh Foster Care Program helps each child develop the skills and self-confidence needed to grow into a secure responsible adult. Care is provided to children in specialized professional homes. These families have made a long-term commitment to support the child in a positive manner, and to help the child develop family life skills for the future.
In addition to a consistent milieu, are clear expectations, Betamarsh Foster Care Program provides specialized services for emotionally disturbed children and youth. A plan of care is developed for each child and youth through specialized treatment programs. The child is allowed to discover and articulate his or her own interest which may include the following:
- Anger management
- Social skills
- Life skills (by a certified Life Skills coach)
- Baseline assessments on identified issues & treatment programs
- Art therapy
- Play therapy
- Summer program
Through specialized treatment programs, the child is allowed to discover and articulate his or her own interests. Our staff has experience and skills in assisting children and youth to overcome a wide variety of emotional, physical and developmental delays.
Our Foster Families are provided with:
- In-service training program
- First aid and CPR training
- Preventative management for aggressive behavior
- Training modules
- Online training
- Support groups
- Intensive involvement of an expirienced CYW who supports (2 or 3 times a week)
Betamarsh Incorporated has build a strong relationship with the Educational board to help place the children and youth into the most appropriate classroom setting. We also provide consultation by a Clinical Psychologist to assist with learning disabilities, educational programming and psychological programs.
Betamarsh Foster Care Program helps each child develop the skills and self confidence needed to grow into a secure responsible adult. Care is provide to children in specialized professional homes. These families have made a long-term commitment to support the child in a positive manner, and to help the child develop family life skills for the future.
Experienced Treatment Foster Care
Funding for the Betamarsh Foster CAre Program is on a per diem basis paid through contractual arrangement with a referring agent.
There are specialized foster family homes throughout the countries of Huron, Perth and Middlesex. All foster parents are carefully assessed prior to acceptance by a three phase assessment program.The intent of such as intensive assessment is to ensure appropriate placements, long-term commitment and success for both the Foster parents/grandparents and the youth.
If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent or Grandparent please contact Blake Muxlow at (519) 524-8012 ext 202 or fill out the form below.
Program Lead and Contact details
Chelsea Schloendorf, Independent and Foster Care Program Lead
(519) 524-8012 ext 207