Foster the Mind is a 501(c)3 organization with a vision to utilize the latest advances in brain-based treatment modalities to improve the lives of abused, foster care, and adopted populations and their families. We want to give hope and change lives!
Child maltreatment (physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, and neglect) is associated with a wide range of psychiatric disorders such as developmental trauma, attachment disorders, and PTSD, as well as stress-related medical conditions. In 2015, the CDC released the results of a study that estimated the US economic burden of child maltreatment to be $2 trillion, representing lifetime costs incurred annually. The lifetime consequences of early maltreatment on mental and physical health amplifies the toll on individuals and families, whose lives are often disrupted, and on society at large due to the enormous direct and indirect costs of illness and relational dysfunction.
Foster the Mind was created to provide mental health treatment for the abused, foster care, and adopted populations and their families at reduced to no cost using the latest advances in brain training technology and treatment, specifically neurofeedback and other forms of neuromodulation.
Although there are many effective mental health treatments, Foster the Mind offers individualized treatment modalities that assist the brain in healing and recovery from abuse, trauma and many other mental health concerns, resulting in a greater quality of life and potentially reducing long-term health costs.
Foster the Mind also desires to cultivate collaboration among mental health treatment providers by bridging services, resources, and clinicians together in a connected national and global community that better serves the abused, foster care, and adopted populations.
While Foster the Mind's goal is to provide help to a population that rarely has access to this type of treatment, mental health treatment is also provided to the general public. Any fee for services to the general public will provide additional funding for abused, foster care, and adopted clients.
Foster the Mind's ultimate vision is to create a residential living facility with a low staff to resident ratio that provides short and long-term, brain-based, holistic treatment for abused and neglected children and adolescents in crisis with comprehensive individual and family treatment that establishes a foundation for hope and healing.