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Lorenz Clinic adds Intensive Treatment in Foster Care

Introducing Intensive Treatment in Foster Care

Lorenz Clinic is thrilled to announce its certification as the twelfth agency in Minnesota to provide Intensive Treatment in Foster Care (ITFC) through the Minnesota Department of Health. The addition of this service to the clinic’s existing home-and community-based service menu will translate into greatly improved access to mental healthcare for children in foster care.

There is a significant need to support children & families involved in and impacted by the foster care system, who all too often are experiencing myriad stressors including financial hardship/poverty, generational trauma exposure, and impact, mental health struggles, addiction, or unstable housing in addition to being dependent on systems that were not designed to serve and support them. Lorenz Clinic is excited to bring our existing energy to this new opportunity, further fulfilling our mission to expand access to those who need it most.

Clinically, this service will increase clinical integration with the clinic’s other services, like day-treatment, in-home, and testing, to provide continuity of care to the children we serve who have experienced trauma. ITFC employs models of relational treatment focused on increasing relational function in the child-guardian relationship. It is a flexible mental health service package designed by Minnesota’s Department of Human Services. It provides relational treatment and support for children/youth while they are in a family foster care setting, and ranges from birth to age 21.

Lorenz Clinic Structure and Leadership

With this addition, Lorenz Clinic’s Home-Based service will now operate as Community-Based Therapeutic Services. The Day Treatment service will transition to Community-Based Intensives. Lorenz’s ITFC effort is led by Jessica Lynch, MA, LMFT, who brings years of experience in ITFC program administration and supervision. Jessica was recently promoted to Director for Community-Based Intensives after ushering the program through the certification process. Lorenz Clinic is currently in the process of hiring clinicians to support this area and those roles can be found on our open positions page. Please contact Jessica (jlynch@lorenzclinic.com) directly with any questions about the program.

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