Fostering 101: Ending the Silence

Posted in News,South Island on 17 Jan 13

Fostering 101
Thursday, January 31st, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
(6:30pm to7:00pm Meet & Greet)
Saanich Neighbourhood Place, Bell Irving Room
Pearkes Rec Centre, 3011 Tillicum Road

Speaker: Youth Caregivers Project
Topic: Ending the Silence

SIFPA & FPSSS invites you to an interactive meeting with lively discussion on current fostering issues. This month, the Youth Caregivers Project from the Cowichan Valley, including a panel of youth, will share their experiences as youth caregivers. A youth caregiver is anyone up to the age of 25 who is the main caregiver in the family due to their parent’s illness, disability, addiction or other difficulties. Many foster children are former youth caregivers and face difficulties when they move into foster homes because they still carry with them the sense of responsibility that they should be in charge.  Foster parents who are aware of this situation are better able to understand the youth and find ways to support them in the transition from caregiver to care receiver.

Please RSVP to Sandy Case at 250-478-2782 or slcase@shaw.ca

All foster parents welcome!

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Mission Statement

The FPSS Foster Parent Support Services Society is a Grass Roots organization committed to
providing meaningful and accessible support, education and networking services which will continually enhance the skills and abilities of foster parents to deliver the best care possible to the children in their homes.

Contact

145 - 735 Goldstream Ave
Victoria, BC V9B 2X4
Tel: 1-888-922-8437 (toll free) Fax: 778-430-5463
Email: admin@fpsss.com