child welfare

Faces of the Frontline: Shana Lynch, Sr. Family Services Specialist – Foster Parents Article

Faces of the Frontline: Shana Lynch, Sr. Family Services Specialist Posted: April 23rd, 2020  –  By: Allison Gilbreath Each morning, Shana Lynch wakes up to go to work as a family services specialist for Virginia’s child welfare system. She drives from her home in Eastern Henrico to the home of a child in foster care. It is her responsibility to ensure that the children under the care of the state are not only safe but are also making progress with…

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HIRING: Part-Time Trainer Orem OPEN POSITION – Foster Parents Article

Want to use your skills to help children? This is the job for you. Utah Foster Care (UFC), a non-profit child welfare agency, is seeking a Trainer for the Orem/Provo area, Utah. Location; Orem, UTHourly Rate: $16 to $18 DOEPosition Type: Part-Time 10 hours per weekPosition Closes: May 1, 2020 Job Description: Primary job duties include but are not limited to: Assist Regional Trainer with training potential foster/adoptive familiesData entryTraining class preparationJob qualifications and requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Human Sciences…

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HIRING: Volunteer Outreach Coordinator – OPEN POSITION – Foster Parents Article

Want to use your skills to help children? This is the job for you! To facilitate the continued development of a volunteer program at Utah Foster Care, including continuing existing duties and creating new volunteer opportunities where possible. Location; Murray, UTSalary: $14 – $16.50 per hour DOEPosition Type: Part-time 15-20 hours per weekPosition closes: March 31, 2020 Job Description: Primary job duties include but are not limited to: Follows up with new volunteer form inquiries (especially those with a specific…

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HIRING: Marketing Specialist | Utah Foster Care – Foster Parents Article

Want to use your skills to help children? This is the job for you! The Marketing Specialist is on the UFC Communications Team, working closely with the Communications Director and Director of Foster/Adoptive Parent Recruitment in developing key messaging. They help strategize, develop, and implement those messages through digital media and printed collateral. Having a passion for UFC’s mission and non-profit work is essential. Location; Murray, UTSalary: $39,000-45,000 DOEPosition Type: Full-Time, Benefited PositionPosition closes November 15, 2019 Job Description: Primary…

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Former DCS worker accused of neglect, failure to report child abuse – Foster Parents Article

A former Indiana Department of Child Services worker and a former Indiana Department of Correction employee are behind bars accused of neglect and failure to report child abuse. Jennifer Elaine Hoover, 58, and her husband, Jimmy Joe Hoover, 63, are being detained at the Madison County Jail. Magistrate Judge Jason Childers granted a 72-hour continuance for formal charges to be filed after the couple was arrested on suspicion of Level 6 felony child neglect of a dependent, Level 6 felony…

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Foster Care Alumni of America Remembers George Sheldon – Foster Parents Article

04 Sep FCAA Remembers George Sheldon   Mr. George Sheldon, President/CEO at Our Kids of Miami-Dade and Monroe, Inc. Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA), is the national voice for over 400,000 children living in foster care and nearly 12 million alumni, including 19 state chapters.  We honor and mourn the loss of George Sheldon, who passed suddenly on August 23, 2018. George Sheldon was a leader in creating child welfare programs and systems that were sensitive to the needs…

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FCAA Board of Director Policy Statement: Adherholt Amendment – Foster Parents Article

16 Jul FCAA: Policy Statement on Aderholt Amendment Background:  The FCAA National Board of Directors is composed of a diverse group of professionals who have a wide variety of previous exposure to, and life experiences within, the child welfare system, including foster care. Based on our professional and personal experiences, we are in opposition to the  “license to discriminate” against children, youth, and families according to moral and religious reasons outlined in the Aderholt Amendment. We are also in opposition…

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FCAA Member Builds Foster Awareness Through Pageant Platform – Foster Parents Article

14 Jul FCAA Member Builds Foster Awareness Through Pageant Platform On July 29th, Jamerika will compete for the National Ms. USA Ambassador title in Tampa, FL. I first learned about pageants from watching Miss America. I admired the sparkly gowns, polished on-stage answers and bright stage lights. I too felt like I could be the next Miss America. However once the telecast was over, so was my daydream of being in a pageant. I was five-years-old when I went into foster…

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FCAA Policy Statement Regarding Immigration Families – Foster Parents Article

28 Jun FCAA Policy Statement on Immigration Families   Background:  The FCAA National Board of Directors is composed of a diverse group of professionals who have a wide variety of previous exposure to and life experiences within the child welfare system including foster care. Based on our professional and personal experiences we take a stand on the forced separation of children from families at the southern US border.   We’ve recently witnessed thousands of babies, children and teens separated from…

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