Foster Care Service
Caithkin is a foster treatment program that offers a unique family focused philosophy and methodology. Our program is designed to help families integrate one of our children into their homes as a true member of their family. Caithkin's approach is rooted in the fundamental belief that a child's well being is an integral part of a family's well being, consequently, we focus on the well-being of the entire family.
Caithkin's foster families are structured and organized in a non-dysfunctional fashion that melds structure and stability with the flexibility required to meet the needs of each individual family. A clinical worker is assigned to each family to support the foster parents and we provide 24/7 support to foster parents.
Caithkin's expertise and experience with special needs children allows us to 'know' where these children will 'fit' best within a particular family.
At Caithkin, we also believe that sharing experiences with others who are dealing with similar challenges and opportunities is healthy for everyone concerned. To facilitate communication we host annual Christmas parties and summer BBQs. These events promote growth and enhance the well-being of each Treatment Parents' family and, as a result, the well-being of each child. Caithkin strives to develop, practice, and deliver policies that support the integral structures of the Treatment Parents' family.
Caithkin Treatment Foster Homes, which operates from Wasaga Beach, Ontario, is a treatment community built as a network of family-based homes situated in both rural and urban areas in the south-central region of Ontario. Caithkin is licensed through the Ontario Ministry of Community, Family and Children's Services Division to serve a co-ed population of emotionally troubled children and youth ranging in age from infancy to eighteen years.
Caithkin homes are currently available in the Georgian Triangle, Durham and Peel regions. Caithkin Treatment Foster Homes' program philosophy and approach to treatment is based on the simple foundation of respect. Respect for each child as an individual; respect for the struggles of the natural families of that child; as well as respect for the treatment families and staff who respond to that child and respect for the Agencies whose children have been entrusted to us for care.
At Caithkin Treatment Foster Homes, we believe that a cooperative/collaborative approach to the treatment process will offer the best opportunity for significant gains and positive results for all our residents.