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Teaching Family Model

The Teaching Family Model is a model of care developed to help work with youth and children in the social welfare system.  It uses a skill based approach to parenting and offers specific tools to reinforce positive behaviors and replace negative behaviors, using a positive, person-centered approach.  Many of the children placed in foster care are survivors of significant abuse and neglect, and the Teaching Family Model offers a structured framework to help parents provide the treatment needed for healing and developmental repair. 

All foster parents at KHDS are trained and supported in using the Teaching Family Model, and attribute this model of care to their success at working with the challenges some foster children have while in care. 

For more information on becoming a foster parent, please contact
Angela Martin at 262.657.7188 or

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