The Kennedy Center of Louisiana, Inc.

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809 College St
Shreveport, LA 71104
United States

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DayHours
Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM

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Therapeutic foster care is a partnership with a foster child, the child’s family and other persons to achieve the goals
of the family or child’s care plan. The child benefits from a home environment and community-based settingwhile
receiving intensive treatment and clinical services when regular basic foster care is not sufficient. Therapeutic foster
families are trained to give participants the social and emotional skills to facilitate a permanent or less restrictive
placement. 

The families reduce exposure to peers with similar problems and offer close supervision, fair and
consistent limits, predictable consequences for rule breaking, and a supportive relationship with at least one adult.


Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

You're never alone when you foster as you work as part of a professional team. Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services partners with many organizations to help support foster children and the families that care for them.

The collaborative Foster Caregiver Mentor Program encourages peer relationships between foster families. It's an effective way for new resource parents to meet with more experienced caregivers and get advice.

Your local DCFS also has plenty of resources online, including parent handbooks, contact information, and emergency service information. You can learn more about child welfare agencies and how to become a foster parent.

A child-placing agency is always there for you, providing support in times of crisis or even when you have questions. Don't forget about the case worker, who you can contact if you feel lost.

Working with the birth parents is another part of a foster parent's job. However, you don't have to simply contact them to set up visitations and calls. Co-parenting with them is often best for the child, and it can make your job easier.


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