Overview Outcomes Locations
Youth Services : Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC)
MTFC is a relatively non-restrictive, community-based alternative to typical foster care, group or residential treatment, and incarceration for youth who have problems with chronic disruptive behavior. The MTFC model, established in 1983, was initially focused on treating serious juvenile offenders. Through the years, the program has been expanded to fit the needs of at-risk youth with a variety of behavioral issues in all of the publicly-funded child service systems. Today, youth come to MTFC via referrals from juvenile justice, foster care and mental health systems. The goal of the MTFC program is to decrease problem behavior and to increase developmentally appropriate normative and pro social behavior in children and adolescents who are in need of out-of-home placement.
MTFC is a nationally recognized Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development. Additionally, MTFC's high rate of effectiveness has been endorsed by:
Learn more about MTFC by visiting MTFC.com
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"The MTFC program gave me hope, having lost my husband and after many stressful years, it was the shinning light at the end of the tunnel. I can finally see the girl I gave birth to again. Our relationship has significantly improved."
- Parent participant in CSI's MTFC program