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Foster care crisis for youth with mental illness [Video]

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There is a foster care crisis in North Carolina for years, particularly around adolescents with complex mental health challenges. Sadly, these youth often get bounced around from placement to placement, home to home, shelter to shelter. It's not uncommon for Thompson to receive referrals for adolescents who have been in 15+ placements outside of their home in the span of a few years.

This is a problem that requires upstream and a downstream interventions to solve. Thompson is investing resources on both fronts. To try to solve the immediate crisis, Thompson is bringing an Evidence-Based Therapeutic Foster Care model to North Carolina called TFCO. This model is used in several other states successfully to solve this exact crisis of adolescents who need significant daily support and treatment in a homelike setting. Thompson will be hiring over 30 professionals and recruiting more than 50 Foster Parents in the …

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