Choose The Foster Friendly Faith Best Practice You Want To Explore.
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.
Support kinship, adoptive and foster families.
Launch a ministry to support foster, kinship and adoptive families. America’s Kids Belong offers ideas and tools to help.
Teach 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. Your community can be part of changing who waits by reducing the gap in certified foster families.
6 Irresistible Reasons For Your Faith Community To Support Kinship and Foster Families
Here are just a few great reasons to support families already in your community and work to create a safe haven for new families seeking a place where they are welcomed and they belong.
Foster parents show up for vulnerable kids in a time of crisis. Yet half stop fostering in the first year, due in part to “a lack of community and social support.“
Justice, mercy and grace are core tenets of most faith traditions.
People of faith already care about foster care and adoption and are fare more likely to adopt and foster than the general population.
Foster care is a non-partisan, unifying issue.
Foster care is an upstream issue. It is at the root of homelessness, sex trafficking, incarceration and many other social wounds.
Foster families need safe places where they and their kids can find welcoming community and respite.