Tagged: foster families

Crafty Connection Group

Posted on January 21, 2017. Category:

For foster/adoptive parents, staff and even kids! This laid back group gets together to work on handmade crafts. Some parents work on Lifebooks for their children, some knit and crochet, homemade gifts. Bring your supplies and enjoy connecting while you craft.

“A LifeBook records a foster/adoptee’s life that uses words, photos, graphics, the child’s artwork, and memorabilia.  A LifeBook tells more than a life story. It represents a unique opportunity for parents to honor every minute of their children’s lives. As for foster parents, this is their chance to give an adoptee/foster child a sweet childhood memory.” Bring your scrapbooking tools and materials, pictures and memories as each person works on creating a memory book for a child. No matter what your level of craftiness, these books are SO important to the kids and teens who have questions about their life.

Adults share their journey and have a blast while crafting. Contact Dawn Caruso to learn more about this group. Ask us about childcare for this group.

Book Discussion Group: “The Night the Angels Came”

Posted on July 7, 2016. Category:

book discussion graphicRead and discuss “The Night the Angels Came” by Cathy Glass. This group earns training hours reading a book from home and getting together to discuss. Feel free to bring a friend to any of these discussion nights. Books are available for you in the Foster Care Program Lending Library. Contact Dawn Caruso for more information.

Book Discussion Group: “The Saddest Girl in the World”

Posted on March 2, 2016. Category:

book discussion graphicRead and discuss “The Saddest Girl in the World” by Cathy Glass. This group earns training hours reading a book from home and getting together to discuss. Feel free to bring a friend to any of these discussion nights. Books are available for you in the Foster Care Program Lending Library. Contact Dawn Caruso for more information.

Foster Family Holiday Party

Posted on December 5, 2015. Category:

Holiday-PartyAll of our Foster Care families are invited to join us for our annual holiday celebration. Our office will be decorated. There will be great food, music, crafts and games….as well as ways to win raffle prizes just because we appreciate you! We even might have a visit from the big guy himself. Bring your camera for Pictures with Santa and all the other festivities. Please RSVP so we can get an accurate food count.

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families (TCIF)

Posted on September 21, 2015. Category:

Are you a relative, parent, foster parent or caregiver….experiencing power struggles, aggressive behavior, tantrums and blowups with the children in your care?

Many behavioral crisis situations can be resolved or prevented with the right skills. TCIF participants will learn to understand the roots of challenging behaviors. They will learn how to assist youth in developing new skills and abilities that replace the need for crisis behaviors.

You must attend all 10 sessions to complete the training. Childcare is available.