2013

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2013


December 18th:
Happy Holidays from everyone at FPSSS!

November 14th:
Time & Venue Change

November 7th:
RCY Report on Aboriginal Child Welfare Services Released

November 5th:
Appreciation Cards from Youth in Care

November 4th:
Job Posting for Adoptive Families Association of BC

November 1st:
Campbell River Christmas Party!
The Island Connection November-December Issue

October 31st:
OPINION-EDITORIAL: From fostering to adoption
New Victoria Youth in Care Network Website!

October 9th:
Survey Finds Most British Columbians want Youth in Care Supported to Age 21

October 2nd:
Happy Foster Family Month!

September 25th:
South Island Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon 2013

September 11th:
Attention Gmail Users

August 22nd:
Vancouver Island University Tuition Waiver for Youth in Care
Free Full-Day FASDWorkshop

August 9th:
Free Suicide Prevention & Support Workshop throughout Vancouver Island

August 6th:
Water Safety for Young Children
Youth in Care Network 1st Annual Beach BBQ
Starts Sept 9th – 12 day online resource for families living with FASD

July 29th:
Foster Care Adoption Attitudes Surveys

June 25th:
Best Care Fund

May 30th:
Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis & Inuit Soccer Camp

May 23rd:
Duncan Foster Parent/MCFD Partnership Meetings – Potluck Lunch

May 20th:
BC Child and Youth in Care Week

May 13th:
New Updated Foster Family Handbook!

May 1st:
Goodbye and Good Luck to Gloria Jackson

April 29th:
A Day on Drugs – Conference for Drug Awareness for Youth on Vancouver Island

April 24th:
Duncan Dr. Purvis DVD Viewing

April 22nd:
Comox Safe Babies Caregivers Group

April 19th:
Pitipan’s Swing Workshop
Comox Valley Group Home Open House

April 18th:
MCFD Funding to Help Speed Up Adoptions
Campbell River Foster Parent Coffee Meeting
Infant Caregiver Support Group – New Location!
Port Hardy Foster Parent Support Meetings

April 17th:
Dr. Karyn Purvis DVD Video Showing
Port Alberni Foster Parent Orientation
“The Adolescent Brain” webinar Presented by Dr. Stan Kutcher, MD, FRCPC

April 16th:
Campbell River Safe Babies Caregivers Support Gathering

April 15th:
First Aid Course for Foster Parents

April 11th:
Port Alberni Foster Parent Orientation
Port Alberni Foster Parent Association Meeting

April 10th:
Port McNeill Foster Parent Support Meetings
Coffee/Support Mornings
Port Alberni Foster Parent Orientation
Cowichan Valley Foster Parent Local Council

April 9th:
Campbell River Youth Home Caregivers Monthly Meetings
Comox Valley Complete Safe Babies Training Part 2 of 2

April 8th:
Foster Parent/MCFD Resource Partnership Meeting
Creating Memories Workshop
Comox Valley Complete Safe Babies Training Part 1 of 2

April 4th:
Duncan Foster Parent/MCFD Partnership Meetings – Potluck Lunch

April 3rd:
Dr. Karyn Purvis DVD Video Showing
NEW! Nanaimo Foster Parent Network

April 2nd:
North Island Foster Parent Luncheon Meetings
Campbell River Complete Safe Babies Training Part 2 of 2
Port Alberni Coffee Meeting

April 1st: 
Campbell River Complete Safe Babies Training Part 1 of 2

March 28th:
Art Contest: Canadian Foster Family Association

March 27th:
Port Alberni Working Together, Supporting One Another Workshop
Duncan Dr. Purvis DVD Viewing
Coffee/Support Mornings

March 22nd:
Comox Valley Group Home Open House

March 21st:
Port Hardy Foster Parent Support Meetings
Campbell River Foster Parent Coffee Meeting
Infant Caregiver Support Group – New Location!

March 20th:
Dr. Karyn Purvis DVD Video Showing

March 19th:
Campbell River Safe Babies Caregivers Support Gathering
Spring Clothing Exchange

March 15th:
Cowichan 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Annual Easter Egg Hunt

March 14th:
Port Alberni Foster Parent Association Meeting
Fostering 101
Comox Caregiver Film Festival

March 13th:
Comox Valley Foster Parent/MCFD Partnership Meeting
Coffee/Support Mornings
Port McNeill Foster Parent Support Meetings
Duncan Coffee/Support Morning

March 12th:
New Feature!
New Feature!
New Feature!
New Feature!
Comox Valley Safe Babies Refresher

March 11th:
Camosun College Preventive Dental Clinic

March 8th:
Comox Valley Foster Community Skating Party

March 7th:
Social Worker Appreciation Luncheon
Campbell River Safe Babies Refresher

March 6th:
Comox Valley Foster Parents Education Committee Meeting
NEW! Nanaimo Foster Parent Network

March 5th:
Port Alberni Coffee Meeting
Foster Parent/MCFD Advisory Meeting

March 4th:
Preventative Approach to Substance Use & Misuse Workshop
“Building Bridges Through Understanding The Village”
Port Alberni Inclusive Care Working with Birth Families Workshop
Parksville Spring Break Picnic Party

March 2nd:
Surrounded by Cedar Child & Family Services

March 1st:
Safe Babies Trainings
Campbell River Youth Home Caregivers Monthly Meeting
Campbell River Joint Education Committee
March/April 2013 Newsletter

February 28th:
Parksville Caregiver Support/Coffee Group
The Cowichan Valley Foster Parent Local Council Needs You!
Port Alberni Safe Guarding Reducing Risk of Allegations
Usma Nuu Chah Nulth Family & Child Services

February 27th:
New Foster Parent Support Person!
In Memorium
CR Introduction to Augmented Communication Systems Part Two
Comox Caregiver Film Festival
Comox Foster Community Events Planning Committee Meeting
Central Island Basic First Aid & “B” Level CPR
Duncan Dr. Purvis DVD Viewing
Coffee/Support Mornings
Foster Parent/MCFD Resource Partnership Meeting

February 26th:
Vista Scholarship Opportunity 2013-2014
National Social Work Week 2013

February 21st:
Infant Caregiver Support Group “NEW LOCATION”

February 19th:
CR Safe Babies Caregivers Support Gathering

February 18th:
Comox Valley Safe Babies Caregivers Group

February 15th:
Comox Valley Group Home Open House

February 14th:
Port Alberni Foster Parent Association Meeting

February 13th:
Grief and Loss Webinar – Focus on helping children and teens
Coffee/Support Morning
Duncan Coffee/Support Morning

February 11th:
Lifebook Work Session

February 5th:
CR Youth Home Caregivers Monthly Meeting
Port Alberni Coffee Meeting

February 4th:
FASD Parent-to-Parent Support Meetings
Comox Valley Calendar for February
Attachment, Social Skills & Intervention Workshop

February 1st:
Aboriginal Culture Mini Series
Advanced Notice: Comox Foster Community Skating Party
North Island Pre-Service Trainings
CR Fostering Resiliency with Indigenous Children and Families

January 30th:
Dr. Karyn Purvis DVDs: The Attachment Dance
CANCELLED: Bruce Perry DVD Showing: The Six Core Strengths part 2 of 2
Coffee/Support Morning

January 28th:
Foster Parent/MCFD Resource Partnership Meeting

January 23rd:
CR Foster Parent Coffee Meeting & Brunch
Coffee/Support Morning
Bruce Perry DVD Showing: The Six Core Strengths part 1 of 2
Comox Resource Partnership Meeting & Emergency Preparedness Session

January 21st:
Comox Valley Safe Babies Caregivers Group

January 18th:
Comox Valley Group Home Open House

January 17th:
Infant Caregiver Support Group “New Location”
Fostering 101: Ending the Silence

January 16th:
Bruce Perry DVD Showing: Series One part 2 of 2
Duncan Coffee/Support Morning

January 15th:
CR Safe Babies Caregivers Support Gathering

January 14th:
2013 SIFPA Calendar
Comox Valley Pre-service Training

January 10th:
Port Alberni Foster Parent Association Meeting

January 9th:
Comox Valley Foster Parent Advisory Council
Bruce Perry DVD Showing: Series One part 1 of 2

January 8th:
CR Youth Home Caregivers Monthly Meeting
Campbell River & Area Youth Home Caregivers Monthly Meetings

January 7th:
Lifebook Work Session

January 3rd:
Campbell River Joint Education Committee
CR Foster Parent Association Meeting
Foster Community Events Planning Committee
Comox Valley Foster Parents Education Committee
New Central Island Coordinator!
Duncan Partnership Meeting
Dr. Karyn Purvis DVDs: Empowering, Connecting & Correcting Principles
Port Alberni Coffee Meeting
Coffee/Support Morning
Foster Parent/MCFD Advisory Meeting
Foster Parent/MCFD Resource Partnership Meeting

January 2nd:
January/February Newsletter

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

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