UCP Seguin provides foster homes for children, from birth to 21 years of age, who are medically fragile or have developmental disabilities in conjunction with behavioral challenges. UCP Seguin also supports the foster child's brothers or sisters who have traditional care needs. UCP Seguin foster parents participate in pre-licensing training and receive individualized support that is unique to UCP Seguin. This training program includes orientation to licensing standards and rules, medical and behavioral aspects of children, CPR and First Aid training, and the UCP Seguin philosophy of teamwork. Annually, each foster parent completes a program of continuing education and training.
Specialized Medical Foster Care
Children with special medical needs are provided a consistent, nurturing and loving environment. Some of our children have complicated medical conditions or are diagnosed with developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, seizure disorder or neurological impairment.
Specialized Mental Health Foster Care
Children and adolescents (up to age 18) with mild to profound mental retardation, dual diagnoses (mental illness or serious behavior disorder and developmental disabilities) or behavior disorders are linked with supportive foster families. Foster parents are trained in child development, behavior management, alternative communication and crisis prevention in order to provide a stable home to these children. The goal of a foster parent in the Treatment Program is to establish a relationship with the child in a structured, caring environment, which promotes healing, stability and growth.
Traditional Foster Care
When biological parents are unable to deliver adequate care to their children, UCP Seguin selects and trains foster parents to provide it. The goals of UCP Seguin's Traditional Foster Care program are to assure that children are in a safe environment, and to monitor the rehabilitation and training of the biological parent so that families may be reunited.
We're With You Every Step of the Way
UCP Seguin's professional staff support team is available to you 24 hours a day, including:
In-Home Family Therapist
Education Services Staff
Trained Respite Worker for assistance and relief