The basic architecture of the brain is constructed through an ongoing process that begins before birth and continues into adulthood. Every year, more than 3 million new cases of child abuse and neglect are reported in the United States, and more than 400,000 children are in foster care at any given time. The traumas of abuse and family separation affect children at a critical point in their brain development, and without proper intervention, these effects can echo throughout their lives, damaging their physical, mental, and behavioral health. Our programs use proven strategies to counteract these effects and set children up for a safe and healthy future.
The Foundling is known locally, nationally, and internationally for our evidence-based programs for children, adolescents, and families. Evidence-based programs are proven to be the most effective programs to strengthen families and prevent the need for child welfare system involvement. The success of these programs result in major taxpayer savings, and, most importantly, keeps families safe, supported, and together.