What Youth Wish Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Parents Knew
Thursday, May 13 at 10 a.m. PST | Register at: http://bit.ly/whatyouthwish
Join us for a conversation with former foster youth who are sharing their lived experiences and wisdom gained after navigating the child welfare system.
What are caregivers doing right — or wrong? What do youth see in the foster care system that caregivers don’t? And how can caregivers help youth on the journey toward healing trauma?
Pandemic Poll: How Foster Families Are Coping
Thursday, March 4 at 10 a.m. PST | Register at: http://bit.ly/ParentPollFindings
Join us as we dive into the findings of our recent survey, where we asked 300+ foster and resource parents to describe the greatest challenges they’ve faced throughout the pandemic.
- How are parents dealing with their own mental health struggles?
- What effect is isolation having on the foster parent community?
- How are parents adapting to their roles as 24/7 caregivers?
Our panelists will include National Foster Parent Association Executive Director Irene Clements, Fostering Families Today editor Kim Hansel and editorial assistant Emily Jo Wharry, and foster parents Katy McDaniel, LMSW and Vanessa and Amen Van Dyck.