One of the primary ways that Adriel provides tools and resources for foster parents to work with children is through the use of the Teaching Family Model (TFM). The Teaching Family Model was developed using scientifically proven methods of behaviorism and provides effective, individualized services to children and families.
Each of Adriel’s foster families have the opportunity to achieve certification in the Teaching Family Model. This process consists of conferences, training, and assessments. Currently, 27 of Adriel’s foster families are certified in this model. Adriel’s long term goal is to provide all of our foster families with the resources to achieve this certification - and we need your help to get there!
Adriel receives no additional funding or grants for this process. The TFM is such an important part of our work that the funds required come directly out of Adriel’s expenses. The cost to support each family in all aspects of the Teaching Family Model is approximately $1000. We are requesting your help to sponsor as many families as you are able - currently Adriel has around 200 foster homes.
By designating your donation for the Teaching Family Model, you are providing the tools needed to help a foster family receive their TFM credentials and continue their development in the model. You are helping prepare this family to succeed with each foster placement that is brought into their home. You are providing the tools and resources necessary to make an impact on those children that are expected to come into care.
Joe and Kate McComb have been foster parents with Adriel since February 2016. They were certified in the Teaching Family Model for the first time in 2018 and again in 2019.
Kate explains that the Teaching Family Model provides guidelines and techniques that help to parent effectively and with confidence. She also notes that the teaching family model communicates clear expectations and provides foster youth with a sense of predictability.
Your donation will help families like the McCombs continue to provide safe and loving homes for the children in their care.