Family Focused Treatment Association


Family Focused Treatment Association

Maine FFTA is a collaboration of behavioral health agencies in support of positive outcomes for children and youth served in family-based treatment settings, particularly treatment foster care.  This is accomplished by partnering with families, communities, child welfare, and other child-focused entities to promote best practices in treatment foster care.

The FFTA Maine Chapter is made up of eight agencies throughout the State:

Click on the agencies logo to find out more about their services & Support

Aroostook Mental Health Center




(207) 871-1200

(207) 878-9663


Who can be a treatment foster parent?

Interested candidates must be at least 21 years of age, and may own or rent their home. They may be single, married, or partnered, and agree to abide by the rules and standards for licensed foster homes.  Candidates need to have at least six months of verifiable work experience with children with emotional and/or behavioral needs or one year as a licensed foster parent.


What’s the difference between treatment foster care and regular foster care?

Children and youth referred to treatment foster care agencies typically have higher needs due to behavioral health issues and/or developmental delays.  As a result, they often have special education services, therapy needs, and medication management.  They require foster parents with specialized skills and training in managing children’s behaviors.  Treatment foster care agencies provide casework support, support workers, training, support groups, and clinical consultation.


How do I get more information?

You can contact any of the member agencies in your area.


Agency by County

Androscoggin: CHCS, KidsPeace, SMART CFS, Spurwink, Woodfords

Aroostook: AMHC, CHCS, Community Care

Cumberland: CHCS, KidsPeace, SMART CFS, Spurwink, Woodfords

Franklin: CHCS, Community Care, KidsPeace, Spurwink

Hancock: AMHC, CHCS, Community Care, KidsPeace, Spurwink

Kennebec: CHCS, Community Care, KidsPeace, Spurwink, Woodfords

Knox: CHCS, Spurwink

Lincoln: CHCS, Spurwink

Oxford: CHCS, KidsPeace, SMART CFS, Spurwink, Woodfords

Penobscot: CHCS, Community Care, KidsPeace, Spurwink

Piscataquis: CHCS, Community Care, KidsPeace, Spurwink

Sagadahoc: CHCS, KidsPeace, SMART CFS, Spurwink

Somerset: CHCS, Community Care, Spurwink

Waldo: CHCS, F.A.C.T., Community Care, KidsPeace, Spurwink

Washington: AMHC, CHCS, Community Care

York: CHCS, KidsPeace, SMART CFS, Spurwink, Woodfords