If a child or teen is
unable to safely live with their parents or caregivers, they should grow up in
the least restrictive setting.
treatment can help provide the services and stability a child or teen needs
before they transition to a family-like setting, where they are better able to
address their past traumatic experiences.
Qualified Residential Treatment Programs
Children and teens who can’t grow up safely at home should
grow up in the least restrictive setting. Sometimes, these kids need more than
foster care. They need a time-limited placement with treatment to provide
services and stability before they transition to a family-like setting or
Family First creates a new type of care called Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP).
Specialized Care Settings
In addition to care in a qualified residential treatment
program, Family First allows for the use of federal funding for the following
specialized care settings:
- A setting specializing in providing prenatal, postpartum or parenting supports for young people
- A supervised independent living setting for young adults age 18-21
- A setting that provides high-quality residential care and support services to survivors of child sex trafficking or those at risk of becoming sex trafficking victims
- Family-based residential treatment facilities for substance use disorder