Did you know that nationally nearly 50 percent of foster parents quit fostering within the first year? And one of the most often-cited reasons is lack of community support.
Your congregation can play a valuable role in changing the experience and outcomes for kids and families in foster and kinship care.
Here Are 3 Best Practices Of A Foster Friendly Church.
You only need to choose two to qualify as Foster Friendly, but we encourage you to embrace all three.
Offer trauma awareness training to children and youth staff and volunteers to promote understanding of the impact that trauma can have on infants, children and adolescents.
Teach in a main gathering annually about the importance of caring for vulnerable children and families, and give people an opportunity to respond.
Create an ongoing support program to care for kinship and foster families. Some ideas include wrap-around programs, foster parent support groups and foster parents’ night out.