Mobile Urgent Treatment Team for Foster Families (MUTT-FF )
Crisis Intervention, Family Support and Placement Stabilization Programs, Information and Referral
Mobile Urgent Treatment Team for Foster Families (MUTT-FF) was developed in 2005-2006 in Wisconsin to improve placement stability of youth in foster care. In this program, foster parents and relative caregivers have 24/7 access to emergency service by phone (for advice or a referral to mental health services), face-to-face contact for crisis intervention (including a home visit if necessary to stabilize the child), and are part of the development of a Crisis Response Plan. Trained and experienced crisis support staff teach crisis prevention and stabilization skills to foster parents and relative caregivers for up to 30 days after an intervention.
Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)
Increase family stabilization, increase foster parent/relative caregiver crisis prevention and stabilization skills, develop a 30-day service plan, a long-term crisis plan is created for children found at a high risk of recurrent mental health, emotional, or behavioral crisis.
QIC Target Group
General - 3
QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels
LEVEL 4: Foster Care
QIC level of Evidence
LEVEL 5: Better Practice
Intervention Web Site/URL
- Wisconsin Department of Children and Families: dcf.wisconsin.gov/bmcw/progserv/Initiatives/MUTT-FF.HTM