Making a difference and giving kids peace
KidsPeace is a private charity organization that serves the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities. Its services include treatment programs, education services, and foster care programs — including therapeutic foster care.
Therapeutic foster care is different from traditional foster care. It’s designed to help children who have mental health needs as the result of trauma and provides counseling and/or medication, in addition to a safe and nurturing home. Therapeutic foster parents undergo specialized training to learn how to create an environment where these children can thrive.
First founded as a psychiatric hospital in 1882, KidsPeace offers services across the country, including in North Carolina. Since its founding it has treated more than 300,000 people in need and continues to make a difference, giving children peace and providing stable environments where they can grow and become successful adults.
Therapeutic foster care - what is it?
Therapeutic foster care is not the same as traditional foster care. Children in therapeutic foster care have often endured trauma and this type of foster care, provided by foster parents who undergo specialized training, offers them a nurturing environment where they can grow and thrive.
Debunking myths and misconceptions of foster care
Due to the way foster care is sometimes portrayed in the media and the general lack of education about the system, foster care can get a bad rap. Foster care workers and parents help debunk some common myths and misconceptions.
Therapeutic foster parents provide loving homes to children with unique needs
Two families share their trials and triumphs about being part of the therapeutic foster care system and why they choose to provide loving homes for children with unique emotional and mental health needs.
Adult foster care program helps young adults prepare for independence
KidsPeace, a private charity organization, offers an adult foster care program for people ages 18 to 21. This program is intended to help young adults as they transition out of foster care and prepare for independence.
Can't be a foster parent? Here's how you can still help the cause
While not everyone has the ability or even the desire to assume the role of a full-time foster parent, there are still several ways to help the cause. Whether it's donating time, money, resources, or even simply spreading awareness -- you can make a difference.
Foster care workers share what motivates and moves them
Working in foster care can be both challenging and rewarding. Two foster care workers relay what it's like to be in the throes of this work every day and share what motivates and moves them.