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An Icebreaker into Foster Care
June 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Join Emily Rondeau, the Foster Parent Recruitment & Support Specialist, along with Cathy Paul, the office’s Resource Coordinator at the Springfield Town Library for their presentation of An Icebreaker into Foster Care.
The Resource Coordinator has a Specific Foster Parent Need Focus – develops and supports kin/foster care resources in each district office. They work to match children in need of foster care with trained, licensed foster caregivers within their districts.
The Foster Parent Recruitment & Support Specialist has a Foster Parent Emotional Support Focus – Actively engage in recruitment strategies as highlighted in the statewide recruitment plan. Builds and maintains strong working relationships with kin and foster families. Discusses positive parenting strategies with kin and foster families and support the development of empathy and understanding for the trauma, attachment, and/or developmental challenges their foster child may have experienced.