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  1. Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentorship program- next orientation dates below
  2. Free Continuing Education training for foster parents across county and agency borders
  3. Georgia Care Partnership -be a foster parent (Communities- Faith based, civic, business and individuals have helped strengthen the Foster Care System for over 13 years this way) It works without Privatization and costs much much less!
  4. The metro listings of county orientation/information sessions for adults wanting to be foster parents.
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All North Fulton County orientation, Mentorship orientations and continuing education trainings are held at RUMC (unless otherwise stated) Other counties that provide us with their orientation dates also follow

Roswell United Methodist Church- The DOD Youth Building
814 Mimosa BLVD - (95 Pratt Street beside the church)
Roswell, GA 30075

Building D-226
(in the large yellow victorian house called 'The Dod' -Near RUMC off of Pratt Street, which is off of Mimosa BLVD - take elevator or steps to 2nd floor, left, around the corner) unless changed to a larger room for  this training

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  1. Register for the Hope 4 Tomorrow Mentorship program - RSVP to attend one of our next orientations
    Needing Mentors in Fulton, both north and south, Cobb, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Hall and Dawson Counties-

    Thursday, January 29th at 6:30pm

    Tuesday, February 10th at 6:30pm
    THurday, February 26th at 6:30 pm
    Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30pm

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2. Next free FCSF continuing education training will be a 4 session training. If you are registering for this training, you are committing to all 4 sessions, one each month consisting of 3 hours each on
February 12th, March 12th, April 9th and May 14th. Curriculum follows-

Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: You are invited to attend an interactive four session training; a Workshop for County Resource Foster Parents. This special and unique workshop invites county foster parents in order to increase their skills working with children who have experienced trauma. It will be facilitated by the Georgia Child Traumatic Stress Initiative, which is a program at the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta.

Participants will receive an overview of the effects of trauma in children, how to connect their feelings with their behaviors and discuss how to create a safe space and be an advocate for children.

In order to receive the full benefits of the training, participants are required to attend all four sessions, which is a commitment of once a month for four months, providing you with 12 hours of training certificates when completed. Having the same group go through all of the sessions together helps build the group dynamic and support for one another. The workshops are limited to 20 parents so we hope to see you soon! Others wishing to participate will be placed on a waitlist in case of cancellations, at which time, you will be notified of spaces available.

Registing for February reserves your space for all four months' sessions in March, April and May. You will not have to re-register for the following months.

Trainings are limited to 20 seats. you can choose to be placed on a wait list to be notified if there are cancellations.

 - Register

We regret that we can not provide child care at this time. light snacks and beverage will be provided thanks to the National Charity League mother and daughter volunteers.

Please allow double traveling time due to the rush hour traffic of the Metro Atlanta area. Training will start shortly after 6:30. Training certificate will be provided to attendees according to the time present.

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3. Foster Care Support - Georgia Care Partnership (GCP) (Foster Parent training and information sessions, formerly called North Georgia Coalition)
Partnership with the county and our communities- check under our organization tab for full details.
Get involved and learn how you can help strengthen our system to save and help our foster and displaced children. You and your church, neighbors, businesses and civic organizations can make a difference by getting involved, volunteering,  fostering and partnering directly with our partnership between FCSF and our DFCS offices throughout Georgia. We can have all eyes on our kids and have direct communication with the caseworkers to help the children. Check out the orientation tab and read about the Geogia Care Partnership

February 3rd, 2015 at 6pm to 8pm is our next Foster Parent information session. Please Join us!
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Children come into the system with a reunification plan, rarely with an adoptive plan. Many are safely reunified with family, which is the primary objective of the foster care system, either with birth parents or with Grandparents or relatives. If reunification is not an option after the case goes under investigation or reunification performance is reviewed as failed, Termination of Parental rights will be the goal. At that time, the fostering family where the child has been placed for a selected amount of time may be the first option for consideration for adoption once family is ruled out. Next in line would be approved State and County homes that are waiting for 'adoption only' placements. Adoption only placements may have a long waiting list since 80% of foster children that are freed for adoption are adopted by their existing foster families.

We can help improve and support the quality and quantity of our county homes by partnering directly with DFCS to help strengthen our Georgia children and work with these families and children. You can do this by becoming a

  1. Resource foster parent-one that will foster and also consider adoption
  2. respite foster parent- a licensed foster home that will only foster short term to help give other foster parents a week or weekend off from time to time
  3. adoptive parent - licensed parent(s) that will take in a child once adoption is available and the child is not being adopted by their foster parents- this group will be on a waiting list. 

    With our communities supporting the caseworkers that are responsible every day for making the decisions for our abused children while guiding the biological families to heal and regain custody of their familiies,  the system, as we know it, can be strengthened to be the best possible. We CAN do this together. 'Remember' the things you read in the news are not the whole picture. Hundreds of caseworkers do a great job each day that go unnoticed until a mistake is made. Thank a caseworker today for helping to improve the lives of children and families each day with their competent and hard work. Let's put our tax dollars to work and our support behind helping strengthening our system to make it the best.
    Call Foster Care Support Foundation today to see how your company, faithbased organization or community can help

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Choose a metro county below for the next information session or email info@fostercares.org to find out when the next orientation is in your county. If you do not see your county, you can call your County Department of Family and Children services directly for the orientation date and place for becoming foster or adoptive parents. Ask them to contact us to put their dates on our website at no charge

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4. County Information session dates and times - for those interested in learning about fostering or adopting

North Fulton County- south Fulton residents may also attend  
Roswell UMC 
814 Mimosa BLVD 
R
oswell GA 30075
6pm to 8pm

February 3rd, 2015
March 3rd 2015

New room and building location - (in the large yellow victorian house called 'The Dod' - take elevator or steps to 2nd floor, left, around the corner)
 - D-221 or 226

FCSF - Rachel Ewald info@fostercares.org (770) 641-9591
DFCS - Nanette Enabulele nmenabulele@dhr.state.ga.us
(770) 774-7644

Southwest office orientation-Fulton County North Fulton county and DeKalb residents can also attend
SWSC- North Fulton county can also attend
South West Service Center
515 Fairburn Rd, SW
Atlanta, GA 30331

6pm to 8pm


DFCS - Nanette Enabulele nmenabulele@dhr.state.ga.us
(770) 774-7644
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DeKalb County
178 Sam's Street
Decatur, GA 30030

6:30 to 8:30
Call Tasheem for location, dates and times

Tasheem Roberts  404-309- 8497
DeKalb County
2910 Miller Street
Decatur, GA 30035

Tasheem Roberts  404-309- 8497

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Forsyth County
426 Canton Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
Call
Rebecca Davidson  (770) 781-6715
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 Cherokee County 
105 Lamar Haley Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
 

6:00pm to 7:30pm
Julie Evans jevans@dhr.state.ga.us (770) 720-3670
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Gwinnett County
Clayton Commerce Center
33 S. Clayton Street, Suite 100
Lawrenceville GA 30046
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Please call
Elaine Cannick - 678-518-5624

Kim Moise - 678-518-5616
                or
Maria Lopez - Bilingual RD
malopez@dhr.state.ga.us

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Cobb County
325 S. Fairground ST.SE
Marietta, GA 30060 (Cobb County's Main Office)
2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30

Please call
Cindy Teate
chteate@dhr.state.ga.us  770-319-3712  
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if you live in Fannin or Pickens County, please call these caseworkers if you would like to know the dates of their next orientations for fostering or/and adopting

Fannin County DFCS
990 East Main Street, Suite 10
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

706-632-1171 Amy Washuta

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Pickens County DFCS

255 Chambers Street
Jasper, GA 330142
706-692-4701
Angel Whittmann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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