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Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO)

Treatment Foster Care Oregon is a specialised foster care program that supports children and young people with complex behaviours.

What is Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO)?

  • A specialised foster care program based on over 30 years of evidence and research. 
  • An internationally proven model that improves behaviours in children and young people.
  • A short term program (approximately 9 months).
  • Supporting children and young people between the ages of 7-11 years (VIC and QLD) and 7-17 (NSW).
  • The program includes a tax-free reimbursement of $75,000 per annum (VIC and NSW) and $65,000 per annum (QLD).

Who can become a specialised foster carer?

  • Anyone over the age of 21.
  • Anyone with experience looking after children with complex behaviours.
  • Anyone with secure accommodation and appropriate space in the home.
  • Race, gender, marital status, employment, sexuality and religion do not affect a person’s eligibility to become a carer.

What support do specialised foster carers receive?

  • We provide full training and 24/7 on-going support with the aim of safely reuniting children back with their families.
  • You will be supported by a team of highly qualified specialists, including a carer supporter, family supporter, school supporter, skills coach, child support worker and Treatment Foster Care Oregon team leader.

Become A Specialised
Foster Carer

Becoming a specialised foster carer can be incredibly fulfilling, knowing you’re helping get children and young people with complex behaviours back on track, and giving them the best chance to shine.

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Find out if Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) is available in your state

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This program is available in your state

Click here to view the contact details for your local offices.

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Unfortunately, this program is not available in your state

More information about becoming a specialised foster carer

Contact our recruitment teams

For further information, contact the appropriate team in your state.

Victoria: tfco@ozchild.org.au
New South Wales: tfco-nsw@ozchild.org.au
Queensland: tfco-qld@ozchild.org.au

Attend an information session

Meet with our experienced staff as well as current carers to learn more about the program. View all upcoming dates here.

Download our brochure

Download our brochure for a more detailed look at the program, as well as additional information.

Victoria: TFCO VIC
New South Wales: TFCO NSW
Queensland: TFCO QLD

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