Ramey Estep Homes

Treatment Foster Care


Ramey-Estep Homes

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Outpatient Services


Treatment Foster Care


Four licensed clinicians who utilize several evidenced based approaches, techniques and modalities to provide treatment to youth

The Ramey-Estep Foster Care Program is comprised of children of Kentucky who need short term or long term therapeutic placement with skilled, therapeutic foster parents. A large percentage of the children placed in our foster care program have emotional, behavioral, or developmental problems that stem from traumatic experiences such as abuse and neglect. Ramey-Estep maintains therapeutic foster homes in Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Elliot and Lawrence counties.

Ramey-Estep provides a wide array of treatment services to children ages birth to 20 depending on each child’s individual needs. Ramey-Estep Foster Care utilizes a team oriented approach in providing treatment foster care services to children and families. Ramey-Estep achieves this goal through utilization of skilled therapeutic foster parents and treatment staff who provide a nurturing treatment setting that incorporates consistency, flexible supervision, intensive case management, family involvement, educational support, counseling services, skill enhancement and the promotion of supportive adult, family and therapeutic relationships.

Utilizes comprehensive assessment, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapies, client centered treatment planning and the ‘Seven Challenges’ Substance Abuse Treatment Program to develop and provide individualized treatment to children according to the individual needs of the child

All of Ramey-Estep's therapeutic foster families are trained initially in PS-MAPP coupled with Ramey-Estep’s foster parent training. We provide on-going training to foster families that are child specific such as trainings on emotional, behavioral, developmental issues.

Foster Care and School Support:

Ramey-Estep Homes has a contact in every school system that meets with case managers 1-4 times per month to assess the cultural, educational and social needs of the children placed in the school system. For additional services and please read more.

3rd Annual Pinwheels for Prevention Display

Ramey-Estep Outpatient and Foster Care staff members at the 3rd Annual Pinwheels for Prevention event. Thank you to all of the community members who organized this event, it was a pleasure to join you in raising awareness for prevention of child abuse and neglect!

The blue and silver pinwheel is a national symbol for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. It is an uplifting reminder of childhood and the bright futures all children deserve. This year’s event was held at the Kentucky State Police, Post 14 (5975 US Rt. 60) Ashland, KY on APRIL 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM. The 2013 Pinwheel planting ceremony contains 275 pinwheels in honor of the 275 Children Served by Boyd County Child Protection Services in 2012.

This event is focused on strengthening the partnerships in our community, as this one of the most important factors in making our community more supportive to families and help ensure child and family well-being.