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Coming soon to your TFC provider agency!

Performance Based-Contracting

Performance Based Contracting has long been implemented in sales, manufacturing, and other business environments. Over the past few years, health care and hospitals have joined this path in defining desired outcomes for patient care and in rewarding the meeting of these goals.

PBC, short for Performance Based Contracting, has spread out into the fields of human services, behavioral health care, and foster care as well. 

All members of the Oklahoma Therapeutic Foster Care Association are fully engaged with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to define organization and service goals for the foster care population we serve, for our foster families, and for our agencies. We are in the midst of identifying : goals for recruitment, outcomes for TFC implementation and services, strengths of TFC providers, and system barriers to achieving desired outcomes.

OTFCA specifically is committed to being the best TFC service delivery group in the US! We know we are well on our way. All agencies of the Association are trained in trauma-informed services for families and youth. All agencies are nationally accredited in behavior healthAll agencies utilize evidence-based programming, such as Together Facing the Challenge. We know of no other state association where all agencies meet these criteria.

Proud of you OTFCA!

 

    Laura

 

Oklahoma Therapeutic Foster Care Association

The primary focus and mission of the Oklahoma Therapeutic Foster Care Association is to promote the provision of quality therapeutic foster care services in the state of Oklahoma by providing a forum for information sharing, technical support and advocacy. Members agree to support the purpose of the Association and to provide services in a manner consistent with appropriate laws, rules and regulations.

What is Therapeutic Foster Care?

Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is specialized care for children and youth with special medical, psychological, social and emotional needs who can accept and respond to the close relationships within a family setting, but whose special needs require more intensive or therapeutic services than are found in traditional foster care. TFC provides youth with a family-based treatment alternative to more intensive levels of care.