Saturday May 20, 2017
Event Information
Section: Clubs/Civic Organizations
Foster or Adopt a Child -Attend a Class

When: May 20, 2017
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook Unversity Center, Room 222, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clartia, CA 91355
Phone: 661-208-4211
Address: College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
URL: http://www.all4kids.org/program/foster-care/
Ages: 21
Cost: Free

Description: May is National Foster Parent Month! (Santa Clarita, CA) Foster Parent Appreciation Month in May provides a wonderful opportunity for the community to acknowledge, honor and recognize the ongoing work of Resource Parents (Foster and Adoptive) who make a difference every day in the lives of children in foster care. It takes hard work and patience to stabilize and nurture a traumatized child and Resource Parents do this on a daily basis. There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California. Los Angeles County’s foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 500 foster children waiting to be connected to a family who will adopt. The agency has an ongoing need of resource families for children in foster care who are reunifying with birth families or to provide legal permanency by adoption. Children’s Bureau Resource Parents protect and nurture children, meet children’s developmental needs, support children’s relationships with their birth families and do all of this as a member of a professional team. Children’s Bureau welcomes every foster and foster-adoptive parent regardless of, race, age, religion, disability, marital status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Qualifying families receive training, family assessment, approval and support. A CB resource parent advises potential resource parents “to come into it with an open mind and an open heart. Be prepared to care beyond anything you could have ever imagined.” Watch Children’s Bureau resource families share their foster-adoption experiences here: https://youtu.be/9HYsV-VO2 Rk Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to take on the challenge of helping a child in need. A monthly information meeting is being held Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10:00 AM to Noon at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222, College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA, 91355. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please call 661.208.4212 or email us at RFrecruitment@all4kids.org . An information packet or application may also be obtained by filling out a request form on the website at www.all4kids.org/program/f oster-care/. ABOUT CHILDREN’S BUREAU Since 1904, Children's Bureau has been a nonprofit leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. More than 30,000 children and families are helped each year throughout Southern California with services that include school readiness, parenting classes, family resource centers, support groups, mental health counseling, foster care and adoption. Children’s Bureau is one of the largest investors in child abuse prevention in the country and is developing a national model to transform an entire at-risk community through its Magnolia Community Initiative.



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