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Building Strong Communities Through Adoption & Foster Care
Provide a permanent family for each Waiting Child and Teen.
Increase the pool of families who reflect the race, ethnicity and cultural backgrounds of foster children.
Increase number of permanent homes for African American, Hispanic Latino, and older youth.
Review and revise policies to reduce barriers for people who apply for foster care licenses or adoption.
Reduce the time children have to wait to be adopted.
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Concurrent Permanency Planning- Be Informed
When: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: St. Paul Public Schools Admin. Bldg. Room B 360 Colborne St. MN 55102
To register: Contact Jackie Turner at 612-290-1188 or email email@example.com.
Learn more about the workshop (pdf)
Latino Tip Sheet Packet (PDF - 222 KB): Highlights key benefits for children of recruiting Latino foster, adoptive, and kinship families, and provides helpful information about the importance of language in working with Latino families, and includes current census information about Latinos in America.
Nuestra Familia, Nuestra Cultura (Our Family, Our Culture): Promoting and Supporting Latino Families in Adoption and Foster Care (PDF – 888 KB): Offers specific tips and techniques for building cultural competence and increasing effectiveness in working with potential foster or adoptive parents of Latino heritage.
How Can you Help
Free Training for Resource Families
To register for any session : Contact Jackie Turner at 612-290-1188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org OR contact Carolyn Smith at Carolyn.email@example.com
Permanent Family Recruitment Project Reports and Guides
In 2012, PFRP held focus groups with former and current foster youth.
Learn first-hand what matters most in regard to family placement, relationships, rules and more.
Tips and Suggestions for Foster and Adoptive Parents (pdf 13 pp)
Tips and Suggestions for Social Workers (pdf 13 pp)
Concurrent Permanency Planning Guide for Resource parents pdf
Concurrent Permanency Planning Guide for Birth Parents
Ramsey county's Permanent Families Adoption Recruitment project is in its 5th and final year. In the past year, progress has been made to increase the number of African American licensed homes, especially among relative-kin families. Youth focus groups were initiated. Luis Ortega has joined the team as the Hispanic Latino community consultant. Read about these events and more in the Special Edition newsletter. (20 pp pdf)