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September to October 2019
Inside this Issue you will find information regarding UPDATED Family Care Rates Guidelines, Investigation and Resolution Support Contact Information, Foster Family Month, coordinator updates, Overview of MCFD Social Workers, BC Ombudsperson's Office, Myles Himmelreich, Foster Muppet, upcoming events in your area, World Suicide Prevention Day, Orange shirt Day, BCFCE Fall Schedule, and Satisfaction Survey Summary. http://fpsss.com/newsletter/
Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
We have updated the information for the FCSSBC's Youth Education
Bursary on page 13 with the latest information.
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/