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January to February
Inside this Issue you will find information regarding Foster Parent Support Line, Investigation and Resolution
Support Contact Information, Relief Care Contact Listing, Family Care Rates Guidelines, Happy New Year,
Coordinator updates, island-wide training, FPSS Mentoring program, area news and events,
Standards for Foster Homes: The Care Plan, Cowichan Valley Donation, after holiday meltdowns,
it's never too early, foster hope, family day, pink shirt day, life books and more!
There are over 1,000 foster children on Vancouver Island?
Can you help just one?
- 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:
To find more stories about BC Foster Families visit: https://fosteringconnections.ca/
Opening Doors to Education
for Children and Youth in Care
Compiled by Foster Parent Support Services Society
This Guide will help caregivers recognize, understand, and address the unique challenges
faced by children and youth in and from care as they move through the education system.
Much of the material here will apply equally to children and youth being cared for
under Kinship Agreements.
The document can be viewed online, obtained from one of our coordinators,
or via Canada Post by contacting the Regional Office at
Updated: March 2020
Updates to existing awards!
View the table of contents to see which information has been updated!
Foster Parent Support Services Society has compiled information on tuition waivers,
scholarships, bursaries and awards available to children in and from government care
in British Columbia into one handy document.
If you know of a youth in care or previously in care, please send them this
link or get them a copy of this tuition guide. They may be eligible for supports
to attend training or post secondary education.
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.
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/