All Star Children’s Foundation is building a state-of-the-art “Campus of Caring” that will include a center for trauma-focused clinical services and provide children, ages 0-18, victimized by abuse with loving and stable homes. Our program will bring healing, empowerment and hope to children and their parents and caregivers. Developed in collaboration with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, this program will become the gold standard in healing childhood trauma and developing children’s skills necessary to build resiliency. We strive to be a supportive bridge between where children came from and their permanent placement, ideally reuniting broken families whenever possible.
Our campus will eventually serve 60 foster children in residence, as well as children in our region’s child welfare system on an outpatient basis. The campus will integrate trauma-sensitive principles (safety, trust, choice, empowerment and collaboration) throughout its physical environment, treatment programs and staff interactions.
Together with our community partners, we will offer onsite therapy services, targeted case management support and coordination of services and enrichment programs to prepare children to successfully complete their transition into a more optimal, permanent situation.
Five critical pillars lay the foundation for our unique program. Nowhere in foster care today have these been combined in such a comprehensive way.
Five Pillars of Our Unique Program
1. Early Intervention
2. Providing Specialized, Trauma-Informed Care
3. Creating a Nurturing Culture of Caring
4. Continuity of Care
5. Keeping Siblings Together