The Informer: webinars and news, powered by the National Foster Parent Association

The Informer: webinars and news, powered by the National Foster Parent Association

Getting on the Right PATH : Promoting Attachment and Trauma Healing for Caregivers // 2 Hours
Julie Beem has been the Executive Director of the Attachment & Trauma Network since 2009 and an active member and volunteer since 2005. Julie lives in the Atlanta area and is the mom to four and gran…nfpati­.org

Steps Toward Change: Replacing Trauma Bond with Healing Relationships // 1 Hour
Cindy obtained her Bachelor’s degrees from Cumberland College and Eastern Kentucky University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. Her greatest…nfpati­.org

Parents as Changemakers: Effective Policy Advocacy // 1.5 Hours The views and opinions expressed on the NFPA Training Institute are entirely those of the trainers, guests, and participants, who are solely responsible for all content, and do not in any way reflect…nfpati­.org

Mentorship Series: Reach, Raise, Love, Train // 4 Hours Brian D. Molitor is the founder of the Malachi Global, a ministry that exists to inspire and equip fathers and other mentors with the tools needed to successfully lead the next generation. Brian has …nfpati­.org

Peter Unwin: Excluding disabled people from foster care is letting down children Councils are well placed to lead a culture change that will benefit children, disabled people and fostering services, writes the principal lecturer in social work at the University of Worcester. Both…lgcplus­.com Shared by Gavin Moorghen

How a bipartisan group of Missouri lawmakers passed a bill to help vulnerable kids Citizens across America are proving that the country is not as hopelessly divided as the headlines may lead one to believe. USA TODAY Network reporters are bringing forth examples of how citizens are…news-leader­.com Shared by Austin Huguelet

YouthCare status check: State agencies, child welfare advocates share conflicting views SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The state agencies responsible for providing healthcare to Illinois’ most vulnerable children were in the hot seat Thursday morning. They answered questions about their transition…wgem­.com Shared by Jim Roberts

St. Lawrence County Social Services to request another full-time attorney amid foster care surgeCANTON — St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services Commissioner Cynthia M. Ackerman informed the county Board of Legislators on Monday of her intention to request the hiring of another full-t…Shared by NNY360 & Watertown Daily Times

In One Year, Homelessness Prevented for Hundreds of Foster Youth Foster care provides children in need with vital resources aimed to ensure that no matter their background, they will be able to grow into self-sufficient, productive adults. Among these resources are… imprintnews­.org Shared by HUDgov

The lessons trauma taught me: A car expert’s tale Some people wait until their 20s or even 30s to learn the life lessons needed to do something more than just live from day to day. But I learned my lessons early. I am an automotive educator, writer …aljazeera­.com

Free smartphones and cell plans for youth exiting foster care Youth too old for foster care will now have access to free cellphones through recent expansions to Telus’ Mobility for Good program. The program, which grew to include Northern Canada in September, … nnsl­.com Shared by CYC-Net

For Now, NYS Can’t Penalize Anti-Gay Adoption Agency – Gay City NewsNew Hope Family Services, a Christian adoption agency licensed by New York State, has won a preliminary injunction to block the state’s Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) from closing the …Shared by Gay City News

The Adoption Process and Starting a Family Sometimes, the foster journey transforms helps inform people about the adoption process. Some foster parents solely foster because they want to help children in need. Others start fostering because t…Shared by Together We Rise

Cabarrus County Seeing Rise In Foster Care Cases Since Pandemic CABARRUS COUNTY — A disturbing trend in Cabarrus County. The number of children in foster care is on the rise. And, expert believe the pandemic is to blame. “We are getting an increase number of pare…Shared by WCCB Charlotte’s CW

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