Wednesday, April 19th, to Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Foster Parent Support Services Society Proudly Presents:
Foster Parents, You DO Make A Difference Conference
Featuring Guest Speakers:
Tamara Strijack, Clinical Counsellor, Neufeld Institute Faculty and Derek Clark, Motivational Speaker and Author
Inside this Issue you will find information regarding upcoming events in your area, coordinator updates, New Child's Rep in BC, Our Two-Day Island Wide Conference: Foster Parents, You DO Make a difference!, Fentanyl and Naloxone, World Autism Day April 2nd, The Role of Foster Parents, Protocol Support Program, Foster Hope and the latest BCFCE Program Schedule!
All foster parents in British Columbia are required to complete this mandatory training program within two years of signing a contract with the Ministry of Child and Family Development or a Delegated Agency.
To register for the BC Foster Care Education Program please contact our BCFCE Coordinator Eva Vowles at 1-888-922-8437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IS FENTANYL?
Fentanyl is a synthetic narcotic that is 50-100 times more toxic than other opioids, and is typically prescribed
to control severe pain.
WHAT IS NALOXONE?
Naloxone is a medication that reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids. An easy to use Take Home Naloxone (THN) Program was developed to help save lives.
For additional information check out our Fentanyl and Naloxone Resources page
We have updated the Agreements with Young Adults information and added some new scholarships and bursaries to the guide. The new content is bolded in the table of contents.
In response to the challenges made by the Representative for Children and Youth to make post-secondary education accessible to youth in care, many colleges and universities have stepped forward to offer tuition waivers, bursaries, and other financial assistance to these youth.
Right now there are more than 1000 kids across B.C. who need temporary foster families when they can’t live at home. Many of these children and teens come from hard places; however fostering can have a huge positive impact on their lives. Our foster families come from a variety of backgrounds, each with different life experiences, skills, and qualities.