Our Programatic Promises

  • All youth are seen or evaluated for appropriateness of placement prior to intake
  • As an agency we diligently review referral material and augment with our own criterion measures prior to placement
  • A token economy structure is used in all our foster homes and a levels system is also incorporated in our independent living program
  • All youth are attempted to be seen by our Case Managers on a weekly basis in the home, school, or on the job site for the first six months of placement
  • Extensive report writing; greater frequency and content than that required by the 3680 and 3700 regulations
  • All youth placed also receive a Clinical Liaison who strives to meet with them on a weekly basis for at least their first twelve months of placement
  • All Clinical Liaisons have master’s degrees
  • The Clinical Liaison will work with the nuclear family to provide guidance sessions when appropriate and relevant
  • An initial staffing with all involved IMPACT and county personnel as well as family members, will take place approximately one month following initial placement
  • A comprehensive psychological profiling is done at the staffing and all parties give input into the creation of the Individual Service Plan
  • Extensive outcome and process criterion measures are done on all youth to determine the effectiveness of our programmatic interventions
  • An extensive database has been maintained since our inception so that we can complete statistical analysis of programmatic effectiveness with youth as well as review descriptive data on the type of youth placed
  • Rigorous foster parent training – a minimum of 40 hours of training opportunity
  • All professional staff attend a weekly team meeting where individual youth are reviewed, information disseminated, problems resolved, and areas of importance are noted
  • Weekly group sessions are held with approximately 80% of all youth in placement. These meetings are run by a two-person team of Clinical Liaison and Case Manager to improve problem-solving abilities, expand decision-making skills, provide guidance, and assist in helping the youth make a successful adjustment to their foster home, community, and school
  • We make every attempt to see a youth in their school on a once to twice a month basis by either their Case Manager or Clinical Liaison
  • Extensive Expertise in running Moral Development and Social Skills Training Groups
  • On-site drug testing

"What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve."

Napolean Hill