Children and Youth
ISN works collaboratively with the Division of Children, Youth and Families to recruit foster and adoptive parents and design creative programs that meet the variety of needs of children and adolescents who come into care.
ISN serves children and adolescents in foster care from a variety of families with diverse backgrounds. These children typically range in age from 4 to 21.
ISN offers the following basic services:
For children and adolescents requiring intensive support in the biological family’s home. These temporary services are designed to develop and enhance the child’s own family and natural supports to decrease the likelihood of an out-of-home placement.
Therapeutic Foster Care:
For children and adolescents removed from their biological homes due to abuse and/or neglect. These youth require specialized foster care and ISO treatment services including: clinical oversight, counseling, case management, advocacy, and on-call residential support.
The Role of the Foster Parent
We contract with individuals and families to deliver home support services for the children and youth that we support. The residential service delivery model of relying on community supports as independent contractors has proven to be successful. The model allows for an integrated family environment resembling what we know and accept as healthy living. The placement can be short term, or long term and in some cases has led to adoption.
At ISN, we recruit, license and train our foster parents throughout the State of New Hampshire. The ISN Foster Care model provides children and adolescents the opportunity to live with an individual, couple or family in a safe, supportive and nurturing home environment. Foster parents may support a child for only a few months or for as long as a few years. While some foster placements end in adoption, many end in successful reunification with the biological family. Our most successful foster parents are open-minded, patient, have a flexible schedule and demonstrate the ability to utilize different parenting styles to meet a child’s complex needs.
Jennifer Jaynes: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (603) 644-3544 ext. 121