Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
– Simone Weil
Is Your Faith Community Foster Friendly?
Here Are The 3 Best Practices To Become A Foster Friendly Faith Community.
Ensure volunteers in child and youth ministry are trauma aware.
Offer trauma awareness training to staff, children and youth volunteers annually to ensure those serving in children and youth ministries are aware of the impact trauma can have on infants, children and teens.
kinship, adoptive and foster families.
Launch a ministry to support foster, kinship and adoptive families. Or add foster parents to an existing support ministry. America’s Kids Belong offers ideas and tools to help.
on foster / adoption care at least once annually.
Teach in a main gathering on God’s heart for vulnerable children and families and give people an opportunity to respond. People of faith are significantly more likely to say yes to foster care and adoption than the general population.
Pick at least 2 of these 3 best practices to start and be included in our national Foster Friendly app and our online directory (coming soon).
These Faith Communities Are Supporting And Retaining The Foster Families They Serve
- Trauma Aware
- WRAP Support
- WRAP Program
- Respite for Foster parents
- Clothing for kids
- Mentoring kids in foster care