The Children’s Home of Jefferson County (CHJC) and Community Action Planning Council (CAPC) are joining forces to raise awareness of North Country children in need of Foster Homes. CHJC’s Fostering Futures Program will provide a Lunch-and-Learn Informational session on Monday, June 24, 2019, at CAPC. The session begins at 11:30am. A light lunch will be provided for all attendees.
The need for new Foster Parents is extremely great, especially for older children, teens and sibling groups. Foster Parents provide temporary care for children unable to live with their birth families or guardians, or to those who have been abused or neglected and/or have behavioral challenges and special needs. Foster Families provide an opportunity for the child to live in a family setting, attend school, and be active members of the community, while awaiting to be returned to their biological families or for adoption.
All prospective Foster Parents are required to complete a 10-week certification program, provided through CHJC’s Fostering Futures Program. This training helps prospective Foster Parents make informed decisions about continuing on in the Program. It also helps them learn how to provide structure and supervision for children in their care, and to work with them at various levels of care. To assist in times of crisis, prospective Foster Parents are also trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention. The overall design of the Program’s training model promotes growth in both the Foster Family and the children in care. To ensure a continuum of learning, once certified, Foster Parents are required to attend ongoing trainings.
For more information or if you are interested in attending the luncheon, please contact Rebecca Fern, CHJC Fostering Futures Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 777-9652.