My Fostering Village includes my FPSS Coordinator By Judy Hollywood Bonnett Foster parents have backgrounds and experiences as varied as the children and families they serve. As a skilled foster parent, you embody the best in child-centred parenting and personal self-care. You are capable, competent, and collaborative. You’ve taken on a staggering task and prepared [...]
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Lunch Break 12:15pm to 1:30pm Please bring your own bagged lunch or you can pop out to a nearby restaurant. Only $10.00 to attend this excellent two day simulcast! "Become 'Empowered to Connect' with children who have experienced difficult childhoods. This is a live simulcast of the 2 day conference from the Dr. Karyn [...]
FPSSS Job Opportunity: January 2019 We have a part-time employment opportunity in the Central Island: (Click on the job title to view the job description) Central Island Area Coordinator - 12 to 15 hours per week (in home and our in the community) We are alerting foster parents in Ladysmith, Nanaimo [...]
BCFCE Winter 2019 What is BCFCE? The BC Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has developed a standardized education program designed to build on the skills and experience caregivers bring to their role, as well as knowledge to support their ongoing training and development. The BC Foster Care Education [...]
ONLINE SURVEY: Caregiver Payment Model SENT ON BEHALF OF: BC FEDERATION OF FOSTER PARENT ASSOCIATIONS (BCFFPA) Happy New Year Foster Parents! Do you have 5-10 minutes for an online survey? The Ministry of Children and Family Development is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of the family-based caregiver payment model (including [...]
Empowered to Connect Parenting Training course Empowered to Connect (ETC) Parenting Training course Mondays, January 7th to March 11th, 5:30pm to 8:30pm (no class February 18th) FPSS Society, 145-735 Goldstream Avenue This is an in-depth interactive learning experience designed specifically for caregivers, adoptive parents and professionals working with children who have experienced [...]
I Use The F Word By Janet Christie Yup, I use the F word. Family. The word holds different meanings to people based on experience, and if you have parented (and then grand parented) then your definition of family has likely evolved. I know mine certainly has. My case in point… When I was eighteen, [...]
Update on Cannabis Legalization for Stakeholders **If foster parents have any questions regarding these changes please contact your Resource Worker.** Update on Cannabis Legalization for Stakeholders Ministry of Children and Family Development October 2018 You may be aware that non-medical cannabis became legal across Canada as of today (October 17, [...]