Intensive Treatment in Foster Care

Intensive Treatment 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.

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