We are currently in the final planning stages for the 2017 Symposium.
This year it will take place at the Ramada Hotel from June 2-4, 2017. This year's theme is "Fostering Relationships - Growing Together".
Information and registration forms have been sent in the mail to foster parents. Please get in touch with the office if you know of someone who is fostering that has not received theirs.
Alternatively, you can also print a copy of the registration forms by clicking here.
Peer Mentoring Program
The Provincial Association is currently developing a Peer Mentoring Program. The aim of this program is for experienced foster parents (with five years or more experience) to provide support to new foster parents who are just starting out. This can involve answering questions or providing a listening ear.
We have developed a pamphlet which will be shared with all foster parents in the coming months. Anyone who's interested in becoming a Peer Mentor will complete an application form. The application must be supported by a recommendation from the family's social worker and required training. The training program is currently being developed. Keep an eye out in the newsletter in the coming months for updates as they are available.
Change in Department Name:
The responsibilities of the former Department of Child, Youth and Family Services and the former Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development were combined into the new Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development. This change was announced on August 17, 2016.
Further information can be obtained by accesing the Deparment website at http://www.cssd.gov.nl.ca/