Definitions for "ITFCS"
This is a program set up by the state and funded by the state. It stands for Intensive Therapeutic Foster Care Services. We have a contract to provide these services for Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. It is designed for children coming out of group homes that need more intensive services than a regular resource home. There are five steps in the ITFCS program that determine services. The concept is to start with the level of services a child needs and them step them down with fewer services until they can be in a regular foster care setting. The services include respite, a support counselor, therapy and a larger stipend for the families. We call the program STEP.