About Us

Panhandle Child Placement Services began in May of 2001. As a team, we have more than 65 years of experience and more than 20 years of education. We use our training and expertise to create families. 

 

Our mission is to provide safe, secure homes to children in need so the family as a whole can grow and develop.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Aimee Campbell, MA, LPC-S, LCPAA, CART

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dierk Milum, MED, LPC, LCPAA

DIRECTOR OF FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE HOME DEVELOPMENT/CASE MANAGER

Michael Cooner, BS Criminal Justice Administration

Welcome!

We are so thankful you have found us. You may have heard that Amarillo and its surround communities are in an urgent need for foster and adoptive parents, so thank you for your support. Choosing the right agency is a very important step in the foster and adoption process. You should feel comfortable with the staff. You need people who are experienced and honest. Someone who can answer all your questions. Take your time, check out several agencies and choose the one that you feel best about. We would love the opportunity  to meet with you in your home or at our office so we can share what make our agency the best. If we don't feel that we are the best agency for you, we can guide you to other agencies in our community so that you can make the best choice for you and your family.

Thanks again for stopping by. Please feel free to call us at 342-5550 or fill out the contact me form on the home page.

Take care and thanks again for your interest in working with youth.

Aimee Campbell MA, LPC-S, LCPAA

Program Director

 

FOSTER

What is Foster Care?

Foster parents provide temporary and specialized care for a child that is not a relative, ranging in age from infancy to 18. These children have been removed from his or her home and deserve a safe, stable and loving home in this turbulent time. Panhandle Child Placement Services wants to partner with couples or individuals seeking to provide for these kids. 

What is Our Goal?

Facing the foster system alone can be a daunting task. Panhandle Child Placement Services wants to utilize our 65+ years' experiences to help prepare and navigate you through the child welfare system. We use Good Child Placement Practices; always placing a child, as if in our own home. Panhandle Child Placement services is an advocate for children and the parents opening their homes. 

What is Reunification?

The goal of foster care is reunification with a child's birth parents or a family member. The court system mandates a child's place of permanence. Until that time, children need a safe, stable home with foster parents.