Episode 5 – Therapeutic Foster Care
Traditional foster care is not always enough to help a child heal and grow, especially for those enduring trauma from neglect or abuse. Treatment foster care or therapeutic foster care is an alternative that offers hope for both the child and their family and helps foster children feel secure about themselves and around others.
Connections program at Hillside is one of the few foster care programs in Georgia that focuses on children with special emotional needs. The program was designed to provide stability for these children by pairing them with families who are trained and supported to welcome them.
Lorraine Bailey has been a foster parent through Hillside Connections for 20 years. Having grown up watching her mother serve as a foster parent to other children, Lorraine was inspired to do the same. We’ll hear Lorraine’s powerful story, as well as Hillside Connections program director, Kalie Lounds, about how to become a foster parent or support volunteer.