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Program Standards for Treatment Foster Care
Revised, 2013

FFTA's Program Standards for Treatment Foster
Care have helped define the model and set parameters for the field. They are designed to
assist agencies in the development of quality Treatment Foster Care services for children and families. Since its landmark publication in 1991,
the Standards have influenced child welfare and
child behavioral health practices and provide important guidance for service providers, public
child welfare licensing and contracting authorities, and accrediting bodies throughout North America
and around the world.

The 4th Edition, published in 2013, reflects a new understanding of key components of treatment foster care practice and service delivery, while honoring the time-tested wisdom.

Table of Contents

Order the Program Standards

FFTA Members may download an electronic version in the Members-only Section.

FFTA graciously thanks the following organizations that sponsored the current edition of Program Standards for Treatment Foster Care:

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
Casey Family Services

Boys Town
Children's Service Society of Wisconsin
Pressley Ridge
Turning Point Family Services

Aldea Children and Family Services
Pennsylvania MENTOR

Alaska Children's Services, Inc.
Kennedy Krieger Family Center
North Carolina MENTOR in Memory of Steve Jordan

Anu Family Services, Inc.
The Bair Foundation
Family Care Network, Inc.
FFTA Alaska Chapter
FFTA Arizona Chapter
FFTA Arkansas Chapter
FFTA Georgia Chapter
FFTA Maryland Chapter
FFTA Nebraska Chapter
FFTA North Carolina Chapter in Memory of Steve Jordan
FFTA Virginia Chapter
FFTA West Virginia Chapter
National Counseling Group Foster Care Services Program
NOVA Treatment Community
The Village Network
Leah Williams

A New Leaf
The Arc Baltimore, Inc.
The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
Arizona's Children Association
Benchmark Family Services Georgia
Bethany Christian Services, Georgia
Mellicent Blythe, in Memory of Steve Jordan
Braley and Thompson/ResCare
Burlington United Methodist Family Services
Catholic Charities Center for Family Services
Catholic Charities Community Services
The Children's Guild
Children's Home Society of North Carolina
Children's Home Society of West Virginia
Choices for Life
Christian Family Care Agency, Inc.
Community Connections, Inc. (Alaska)
Community Connections (Georgia)
Mary Beth DeMartino
Denali Family Services
Devereux Arizona
Devereux Georgia
Elks Aidmore, Inc.
FFTA North Carolina Chapter in Memory of Linda Neal Chandler
Amelia Franck Meyer
Free Will Baptist Children's Home in Memory of Steve Jordan
Georgia MENTOR
Connie Grant
Angie Hamilton
Roberta Henry-Baker
Hillside, Inc.
Human Resource Training
Human Services Consultants
Jean Kenefick
KVC West Virginia
La Familia-Namaste
Leslie Kellenberger Consulting in Memory of Steve Jordan
Lutheran Services of Georgia
Jean F. Marks
Murphy-Harpst Children's Centers
National Youth Advocate Program
Necco Georgia
Necco West Virginia
Neighbor to Family, Inc. - Georgia
Omni Visions - Georgia
Kate Peterson in Memory of Steve Jordan
Potomac Center
Pressley Ridge-West Virginia
Phyllis Stephenson in Memory of Steve Jordan
Try-Again Homes
Youth Advocates of Sitka


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