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Foster Parent Critical Support & Retention Program

The Critical Support and Retention Program through Fostering Together is to provide support to caregivers to successfully maintain the placement of sexually reactive children, physically aggressive children, and children with other high-risk behaviors. The goal of this program is to provide caregivers with the support they need to successfully maintain the placement. Services will consist of short term therapeutic and educational interventions to support the stability of the placement. Families will be asked to participate in identifying problem behaviors, their triggers and any unmet needs to be addressed. Services will be provided for a period of time not to exceed three months. Services can include in home visits for direct observation, telephone or conference calls, and referrals to sources of support within the community, including but not limited to support groups for caregivers.
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DSHS Social Worker Referral Line: 855-395-7990

*Referrals must be made by your Social Worker. Be prepared to discuss the issue in behaviorally specific terms.




Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS) and Intensive Stabilization Services (ISS) are programs within Family Services and Mental Health and are funded by the King County Counseling & Therapeutic Support Organization and the Department of Social and Health Services. The CCORS program offers short-term, community-based and family centered services with the goal of crisis stabilization, hospital diversion and prevent placements disruptions.