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Nexus Treatment Programs For Community-Based Family Services, Foster Care, & Adoption

Nexus offers a continuum of services for community-based family services, foster care, and adoption. Click on a program below for detailed information.

Minnesota –

Community-Based Family Services

Children’s Therapeutic Services & Supports (CTSS) In-Home-Based Therapy and Counseling: Provided by Kindred Family Focus
Family-centered, in-home-based family services that provides skill-building and therapy services.
  • Diagnostic assessment services
  • Assists families in resolving conflict in the home and helps kids avoid out-of-home placement
  • Family-centered, and family-focused treatment models utilized
  • Youth and Family Skills work provided
  • Individual and Family Therapy provided
  • Works with multiple family living arrangements, from biological family units, foster parents, pre-adoptive and adoptive parents
  • Paid for by MA and private insurance
  • 245D Waiver Services are available
Supervised Visitation: Provided by Kindred Family Focus
Supervision when visitation requires monitoring for safety and documentation reasons.
  • Minimum supervision
  • Direct supervision
  • Direct supervision with parenting component
  • Visits conducted at a Kindred Family Focus office, in the community, or in the family's home
Crisis Nursery of Wright County: Provided by Kindred Family Focus
A community-based family service program that is volunteer-driven and supports families in Wright County.
  • Confidential and nonjudgmental services
  • 24/7 helpline for parents
  • Support, resources, referrals
  • Short-term, temporary, safe care for children (birth to 12 years) during the day or overnight
  • No charge for services

Kindred Family Focus

The following standards are true of all Kindred Family Focus foster care and adoption services:
  • — licensed through DHS Rule 4
  • — serve youth with emotional, behavioral, correctional, or developmental issues
  • — trained and seasoned foster parents
  • — experienced social workers
  • — clinical reviews and consults
  • — regular contact with foster parents and youth
  • — individualized daily case management services
  • — 24-hour, on-call services for foster parents
Foster Care
Foster care services for youth who require a calm, and supportive environment in a least restrictive out-of-home placement.
  • Assistance for youth in transition from residential treatment
  • Involvement of biological parents if applicable
  • Individual care plans
  • Care plan goals to transition youth to independent living
Short-Term Family Foster Care
Planful placements for youth with short-term needs.
  • Intended for youth who will stay in care less than 30 days
Emergency Foster Care
Short-term placement when removal from a home is necessary because of abuse, neglect, or unsafe living conditions.
  • Emergency foster care services, available 24/7
  • Intended for youth who will stay in care less than 30 days
Whole Family Foster Care
Intensive support and collaborative services for at-risk parents.
  • Program where the whole family can be placed together in the foster home.
  • Foster parents model positive parenting
  • Provides in-home supervision of parent and child interactions
  • Helps families improve communication and relationship skills
Alternative to Residential Treatment
This is an alternative foster care placement with increased supervision for youth who are transitioning out of residential treatment, or as a least restrictive option in place of residential treatment. An alternative to residential placement or as step-down program
  • Experienced social workers who provide increased face-to-face contact
  • Increased supervision in a structured living environment with experienced foster parents
  • Independent living skills integrated into the youth’s care plan
  • Foster care parents receive additional respite and allowance to help support the youth’s increased need for supervision.
Licensed by the Department of Human Services to provide Minnesota families with adoption services.
  • Recruitment and preparation of adoptive families and adoptable children and youth
  • Adoption specific training for families
  • Preparation of the child for adoptive placement
  • Child-specific recruitment
  • Case management and supervision of the child's adoptive placement
  • Referral services
  • Wendy's Wonderful Kids

Maryland –


Treatment Foster Care
A community-based program for youth and families that require mental health services and crisis intervention in a supportive family setting.
  • Licensed by the Maryland Department of Human Resources, Social Service Administration
  • Case management services by licensed social workers
  • Crisis intervention
  • Respite care
  • Individualized community mental health services
  • Educational placement in an appropriate school
  • Ongoing training and workshops for foster parents
  • 24-hour, on-call services for foster parents
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission
  • Referrals accepted from local departments of Social Services and Juvenile Services
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