THE MULLEN-POLK ​FOUNDATION

PROVIDING SERVICES FOR ALL CHILDREN & FAMILIES IN THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM

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WHAT WE DO

FOSTER CARE LICENSING & PLACEMENT

Our licensing department appreciates the opportunity to meet with and guide prospective foster parents through the licensing process. They will meet with current foster parents who may have questions or concerns regarding their license and work with them to reach acceptable answers.


We strive to make lasting, well-planned placements with the foster parents' skills and the children's best interests in mind.

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CASE MANAGEMENT & WRAPAROUND

Foster parents are assigned a Case Manager to work with them and the children in their home. Case Managers complete safety checks, work with State Social Workers to ensure the child's needs are met and their rights are honored.


Wraparound is a planning process that follows a series of steps to help children and their families realize their hopes and dreams. The wraparound process also helps make sure children and youth grow up in their homes and communities. It is a planning process that brings people together from different parts of the whole family's life. With help from one or more facilitators, people from the family's life work together, coordinate their activities, and blend their perspectives of the family's situation.

TRAINING

We offer training sessions throughout the year. Foster parents and employees are required to attend.


Training sessions have included: 16 hours Pre-service Training, and in addition 24 hours annually of minimum licensing requirements, which includes, but not limited to: Mandated Reporting, CPA Investigations, PAY/SAY, Love and Logic, Reactive Attachment Disorders, Drug and Alcohol Education, Verbal De-Escalation, Bright Futures for Mental Health, Visitation Training.


The Mullen-Polk Foundation also provides staff and foster parents in: Non-violent Crisis Intervention, First Aid, HIV/BBP and CPR certification classes.

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OUR NEXT GENERATION

STAFFED RESIDENTIAL FACILITY

Our Next Generation Staffed Residential Facility Programs have offered a caring, therapeutic environment where troubled adolescents can build new hope for the future by gaining responsibility, making healthy choices and demonstrating self-sufficiency.


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VISITATION SERVICES

Mullen-Polk Foundation allows parents an opportunity to bond with their child/ren away from conflict or court proceedings. Mullen-Polk Foundation provides a safe and secure environment to further bonds between parent and child/ren. Mullen-Polk Foundation can make all necessary arrangements so that parents do not need to be in contact with each other. We are available 365 days a year to assist in your visitation needs.

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