Teaching-Family Association Announces Search for New Executive Director

The Teaching-Family Association (TFA) is accepting applications for an independently contracted Executive Director to forward the goals of the Association and its members.

At this time, the application is limited to individuals with current or former relationships to the Teaching-Family Association, who have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the Teaching-Family Model and have participated in some capacity in delivering these services.

The Teaching-Family Association Selection & Hiring Committee requests that you declare your intention to apply to this position by emailing the Executive Board Secretary, Shanna Draper, at sdraper@youthvillage.org.

Applications should be submitted by June 22, 2018.

For more details about the TFA Selection & Hiring Committee and the Executive Director position, please refer to the call for applications by following this link:


The Teaching-Family Association is a collective of international agencies that are committed to the tenets of the Teaching-Family Model (TFM), an evidence-based, trauma-informed model of care that serves a variety of populations in need of in and out of home care.

The Teaching-Family Model is a philosophy and practice of care and treatment that prioritizes therapeutic relationships with the caregivers as the primary conduit of effective treatment in supportive family-style settings. The TFM is strength-based, comprehensive care and trauma-informed treatment model that builds positive change while remaining focused on the holistic development of the person served.

With substantial research dating back to the 1970’s, the Teaching-Family Model is evidence-based and rooted in cognitive behavioral theory and can be used with children, youth and adults with a wide range of diagnoses and symptoms and for those who have experienced significant trauma and/or maltreatment and loss.