What Capstone Foster Care specialise in:
While the majority of children and young people placed with Capstone Vision are single placements who are somewhere in the middle of the spectrum of need, we nevertheless have gained a reputation for high quality work in the following areas of specialisation.
Capstone Vision carers represent over twenty countries and our referral officers pride themselves on their capacity to place any child from an ethnic minority in a culturally appropriate family.
The links we have formed with ethnic minorities in the community ensure that children in our care have enhanced opportunities for integration into the community of their birth.
Mother and baby:
Some carers enjoy the challenge of looking after a young mother/father and their new baby.
In addition to caring for young mothers there is an increasing need for carers to take in Mothers over the age of 18 and their young child. These are generally temporary placements until a parenting assessment centre can take them in.
We have learnt that when children come into care they may understand why it is that they can’t live with their mum and dad but struggle far more with the reason they may be separated from their siblings – so at Capstone Vision we work hard to keep them together, or in regular contact, whatever is most appropriate.
Research also shows that when brothers and sisters are placed together they tend to recover more quickly and have a stronger sense of who they are. At Capstone Vision we therefore have developed a cohort of carers who have both the skills and the physical capacity to integrate sibling groups into their homes. Our largest sibling group is currently eight, and we have several of three and four children.
In addition to the trauma of being removed from birth families, some children have suffered additional abuse or neglect which may have resulted in emotional impairments.
At Capstone Vision we have some carers who are specially trained to provide a broader therapeutic service to children and young people in care. In addition, where appropriate we arrange for skilled therapists also to work with carers to assist in the healing process for a traumatised child or young person.
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