GOALS & OBJECTIVES
PYACS provides treatment foster care. The agency is designed
to accept boys and girls between the ages of 0-21. Boys and girls
are thoroughly screened to determine appropriateness for placement
in a Certified Foster/Proctor Family Home or Professional Home
through a review of educational, social, psychological, and psychiatric
records. Those identified as appropriate for placement need a
caring and loving home in which the foster children can grow and
The emphasis is on a treatment setting within PYACSFamily home
designed to meet the educational, medical, and psychological needs
of each child. All children will be provided with an Individualized
service Treatment Plan and formulating a therapeutic plan of intervention
to help the child modify his or her behavior.
PYACS employs Staff with administrative , supervisory, clinical
and couseling experiences. PYACS coordinator meet with each Foster
Family and the foster child WEEKLY for individual and family therapy.
During this time, personal, family and other treatment issues
will be addressed. Primary emphasis will be placed on the child's
progress regarding the focus areas on the Individual Treatment
FOSTER PARENT TRAINING
Prior to certification, all potential foster parents will participate
in a 25 hour pre-training program designed to develop appropriate
skills to become foster/proctor and professional parents. On-going
monthly training is also provided and required of all certified
foster/proctor and professional parents. These training sessions
cover a variety of topics related to foster/proctor and professional
parenting, such as: child development, parenting skills, developmental
delay, record keeping, licensing and placement regulations.
PYACS provides services to its parents to encourage and support
them in the challenging task of parenting a foster child. PYACS
Foster/proctor and Professional Parents are given monthly reumbursement
for services in caring of the foster child. Foster child will
also receive a monthly allowance for clothing and other necessity.
Respite care also available with the assistance of the agency.
Quarterly Foster Parent support groups are currently being formed
so Foster Parents can meet, discuss, and share their own experiences
as they relate to being a foster parent.