Happy Foster Family Month!

The Board and Staff of FPSS Society is humbled and inspired by the path that foster families have chosen.
We thank them for choosing to act, for caring enough to risk their hearts, and for offering a child a quiet,
safe place in the midst of a storm. We are better for knowing you.
View appreciation events in your area.

Did you know...

There are over 1,000 foster children on Vancouver Island?

Can you help just one?

Foster Homes are Needed How can you help?

- Become a foster parent

- Offer relief or respite

- Spread the word

For more information on becoming a foster parent visit: fosterhope.ca

To sign up for an information session please contact us toll free at:

1-888-922-8437 or sirecruitment@fpsss.com

To find more stories about BC Foster Families visit: https://fosteringconnections.ca/

Tuition Guide

Updated Thursday, March 1st, 2018

We have updated the Agreements with Young Adults (AYA)

Tuition Waiver Program on page 6 with the latest information

on the program including further details including eligibility

changes such as age and changes to the monthly allowance.

http://fpsss.com/resources/tuition-guide/

Check out the latest edition of...

September to October 2018

Inside this Issue you will find information regarding upcoming events in your area, coordinator updates, FPSS Society Values and Mission, Make a Difference, Great BC ShakeOut, Foster Hope Information Sessions, BCFCE 2018 Fall Schedule, Foster Family Month, and Protocol Support Program. http://fpsss.com/newsletter/

Click to view our Fall 2018 BC Foster Care Education 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 bcfce@fpsss.com.

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. Over the past three years, there has been a progressive, province-wide increase in the number of illicit drug overdose deaths in which fentanyl was detected. Heroin, cocaine, oxycodone, and other drugs can be cut with fentanyl, in powder, liquid, or pill form.

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. The Ministry of Children and Family Development Greater Victoria Youth Services; Naloxone Information Sheet for Youth and Youth Adults states: "It is recommended that parents or caregivers of persons using recreational drugs or prescribed opioids have access to a Naloxone kit." (MCFD Greater Victoria Youth Services, Naloxone Information Sheet for Youth and Youth Adults, November 2016).

For additional information check out our Fentanyl and Naloxone Resources page

Become a Foster Caregiver in BC

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.

For more information visit:  fosteringconnections.ca

Providing Vancouver Island Region Foster Parents with Peer Support, Education, Networking and on-going Training Opportunities.

View more information

Internet Safety

For information on keeping yourself and children and youth
in your care safe on the internet, please visit our
new Internet Safety Resource Page:
http://fpsss.com/resources/internetsafety/

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