Intensive Treatment in Foster Care (ITFC) is trauma-informed and client centered.
ITFC is provided to child, foster parent, foster family, biological or pre-adoptive family and anyone who is a part of the child’s treatment of service team.
It is a flexible and intensive mental health Medicaid service benefit available to children living in foster care who are assessed at a CASII or ECSII Level 4 or higher. Children living in a foster care placement will receive through this service a comprehensive extended assessment, psychotherapy services, crisis assistance, clinical care consultation and psycho-education services.
All services coordinated with the child’s treatment team and billed for payment under Minnesota Health Care Programs (MA).
Counties complete a CASII Assessment, make an ITFC referral to a certified agency and with the agency develop a Service Provision Contract for each youth referred.
Services are typically provided 3 days a week for a total of about 6 hours each week with 24/7 on-call phone support.
To make a referral, call 763-780-3036.