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
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