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VALUES Therapeutic Foster Care is offered to children birth through 17 referred from Department of Social Services, courts, mental health clinics, or emergency shelters. The children in state custody need a structured, supportive, caring home that will address their needs and provide them with consistency.

VALUES is licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services. Children are Medicaid approved for health care and receive clothing vouchers from DSS and are from Wise, Scott, and Lee Counties, and the City of Norton.

Foster parents receive training before a child is placed and during the placement along with regular visits in the home by their caseworker.

VALUES Foster Care provides critical support to children who are unable to live with their biological families due to abuse, neglect, and truancy or substance abuse, or other issues. VALUES is designed to provide children from the surrounding counties with caring, supportive families in Lee, Scott, and Wise counties and the city of Norton so they can remain in their local communities.

The Face of Virginia Foster Care

There are more than 5,326 Virginia children in foster care, with 1,480 waiting to be adopted, according to the U.S. Dept. of Health Administration for Children & Families. The need is great considering there are fewer licensed foster parents and limits on how many children are allowed in individual foster homes.

VALUES Parents

VALUES parents help their child develop independent living skills and healthy relationship skills, increase self-esteem and learn to solve problems without forgetting other’s needs.

As a critical member of the VALUES team, foster parents have the responsibility of coordinating their child’s activities, building relationships, solving day-to-day problems, implementing the behavioral plan; and informally training their child with independent living skills. VALUES goal is to help children re-unite with their biological parents or move into adoptive homes.

There are more than 5,326 Virginia children in foster care, with 1,480 waiting to be adopted, according to the U.S. Dept. of Health Administration for Children & Families. The need is great considering there are fewer licensed foster parents and limits on how many children are allowed in individual foster homes.

Post Adoption Services

Post Adoption Services:

Frontier Health provides Post Adoption Services to residents in the Planning District One Service area through a contract with the Virginia Department of Social Services. During the adoption process, you may need additional services. We provide the following services:

Free Adoptive Parent trainings will include post-adoption programs designed to specifically address issues that adopted children and parents commonly face, these include: formalized parent education and training programs that have been proven effective in post-adoptive family treatment, workshops, and either counseling or linkage with adoption competent therapists. The proposed programs include: foster parent college courses, PATH-Parents as Tender Healers and Circle of Security. Adoptive and Perspective Adoptive Parents can contact Post Adoption Service at 1-276-870-1487 at Addington Hall from 8:00-5:00 Monday- Friday for registration and information.

Adoptive or those interested in adoption can attend monthly support group that provides child care, free training and fellowship. Post Adoption Support Group will provide free trainings for all those parents attending as well as offering resources and trends in adoption. Groups will be open ended and allow for adoptive families to join at any point. At the same time the adoptive parents are being provided formalized training and education, social activities will be provided in which adoptive children can interact with each other. Post Adoption Support Group will meet the first Thursday of each month at Addington Hall in Duffield Virginia at 1431 Duff-Patt Highway. The group will start at 5:30 and concludes at 8:00 with food being provided for those attending. Adoptive and Perspective Adoptive Parents can contact Post Adoption Service at 1-276-431-4370at Addington Hall from 8:00-5:00 Monday- Friday for registration and information. 

Respite care will be offered to adoptive families in need on a case by case basis and may include respite care out of home or community respite events and is provided free. . Respite events hosted by Post Adoption Services include day long events that allow adoptive parents a safe, structured place to bring their children that provides activities and fellowship. Community respite events are advertised on Facebook’s page VALUES therapeutic foster care and with local DSS Facebook pages. Community events are advertised in local newspapers as well. Further information can be obtained by calling 1-276-431-4370 from 8:00-5:00 Monday – Friday.

Adoption-Competent Behavioral Health Services include local mental health providers, including therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, legal professionals, and human service providers. Each site in  PD1, served by Frontier Health,  has  identified Adoption Competent staff  available to provide mental health treatment to adoptive families in the community and provide Medicaid billing as well as sliding fee scale for payment of services.  Adoptive and Perspective Adoptive Parents can contact Post Adoption Service at 1-276-431-4370 at Addington Hall from 8:00-5:00 Monday- Friday for information.

Frontier Health currently operates a 24 hour, 7-day, 365 day a year crisis line to meet the urgent need of individuals living in Planning District One.  In each locality in Planning District One the local office number transfers to this line after normal business hours. Adoptive families throughout the Planning District can access support through either the Addington Hall number (276-431-4370)or  local Frontier Health office number or the afterhours line.  Post Adoption Service will have a cell phone (276-870-1487) in order to be available in the case of an urgent need both during the day, evening and nighttime hours.

Location sites for Adoption- Competent Behavioral Services:

Lee County Behavioral Health Services
34084 Wilderness Road
Jonesville, VA 24263
Phone: 276-346-3590
Hours: 8:00-5:00 Monday- Friday

Wise County Behavioral Health Services
43 Champions Avenue
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone: 276-523-8360
Hours: 8:00-5:00 Monday- Friday

Scott County Behavioral Health Services
1006 U.S. Hwy 23N
Weber City, VA 24290
Phone: 276-225-0970
Hours: 8:00-5:00 Monday- Friday

VALUES Therapeutic Foster Care

Address:

1431 Duff-Patt Highway
Duffield, VA 242444

Phone:  (276) 870-1487

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

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