CASA DE AMPARO RECEIVED LICENSURE AS A SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM (STRTP), ALIGNED WITH NEW STATE REQUIREMENTS
MARCH 8, 2019 (SAN MARCOS, CA) – As of January 2019, Casa de Amparo’s Residential Services program received licensure as a Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) in San Diego County. This licensure means that the agency can continue to operate and serve foster youth in a residential capacity while meeting the new state requirements.
“In alignment with the state of California’s Child Welfare Continuum of Care Reform (CCR), we have successfully transitioned the agency’s Residential Services Group Home to a STRTP to provide a higher level of care for vulnerable foster youth. We are very proud that we can continue to do so”, said Tamara Fleck-Myers, Executive Director of Casa de Amparo.
As a STRTP, Casa de Amparo’s Residential Services program will serve female foster youth with the highest level of behavioral and mental health concerns who require intensive trauma treatment in a residential setting.
Casa de Amparo is in the process of implementing all aspects of STRTP core services and treatment practices and looks forward to utilizing this experience when developing programming for the future Teen Wellness Center for our Foster Youth.
Casa de Amparo’s residential program continues to serve teen female foster youth and provides comprehensive trauma informed care tailored to the individual physical, social, emotional, developmental, and educational needs of each child, while also ensuring they have as many healthy childhood experiences as possible.
About casa de amparo:
Established in 1978, Casa de Amparo (Home of Protection) is recognized as a leader in treating and preventing child abuse and neglect in San Diego County and beyond, with locations in Oceanside and San Marcos. The non–profit organization annually serves over 1,000 Casa Kids, from prenatal to 25 years old, as well as 950 families through five integrated programs that promote healing, growth, and healthy relationships. These programs include Residential Services, Counseling Services, Family Visitation, New Directions, and Young Parent Network.