Community-based care (CBC) is a new way of providing foster care and case management in Texas. Under this system, the state delegates the functions of child welfare to private contractors. CBC reflects a paradigm shift from the traditional foster care where the state provided the services. The following are some of the benefits of CBC.
Children Get Quality Services
Under Community-Based Care, local communities pool together their resources and strengths to improve the welfare of children and families. As such, children can receive quality services from community volunteers and get better outcomes of foster care.
Improved Placement Proximity
Under community-based care, Child Protective Services (CPS) works with a Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) in charge of a particular geographical region. The SSCC undertakes foster care placement, which is the first stage of community-based care. At this stage, the main goal of the local contractor is to ensure the wellness of the foster child. And they do this by placing the child closer home to stay in touch with their local communities and families. This kind of proximity is critical in ensuring that the child is not negatively affected by the placement.
Provides for Kinship Care
Kinship care is a form of foster care where the caregiver is a close relative to the kid rather than unrelated people. This form of care is in the spirit of CBC, which champions meeting children’s needs within the local community. What’s good with kinship care is the ease of adjustment to the process by the child and caregiver. Plus, the parent can interact with the child often, making reunification easy.
2INgage Community-Based Care
2INgage is a nonprofit selected by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to be in charge of Region 2 (a 30 county area that includes Abilene and Wichita Falls). We provide foster placement, case management, and other support services for children in this region. Contact us today!