Despite tremendous efforts, many foster care agencies lack the capacity to effectively intervene, treat, and transition children in foster care ages five and up with complex behavioral challenges to permanent families. Spence-Chapin is committed to using our vast experience and proven approach to help children living in foster care with the most complex needs to transition and remain in permanent families.

How can we help your team? 

Our Program

  • Caseworker Capacity-Building: We train staff on navigating open adoptions, conditional surrenders, common diagnoses, engagement skills, the effects of trauma throughout the developmental stages, typical childhood development and permanency planning.  We provide full-day trainings for case workers on topics like: Safety & Risk, Assessment and Diagnosis, Child Welfare History, The Families and Populations We Work With, and the Roles as Case Planners During Home Visits 
  • Crisis Intervention Counseling for Families Post Adoption: Spence-Chapin social workers and mental health providers deliver adoption focused services to post-adoptive families.

We’ve helped over 300 children across NYC and are seeking to expand our foster care program to additional agencies to support a greater number of children and families. We have worked with foster care agencies such as Catholic Guardian, Foundling and Cardinal McCloskey. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your staff and families.