Foster Care Fortnight Campaign | Lorimer Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 30th April 2020 by Beth Owen Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network‘s annual campaign to help raise the profile of fostering in the UK. This year, it will take place from Monday 11th to Sunday 24th May. The overarching message of every FCF campaign is that ‘foster care transforms lives’. This year, the theme for the Fortnight is ‘This is Fostering’, which provides an excellent opportunity to highlight the incredible work that Foster Carers and other foster care workers…

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Virtual Weekday Events for April 27th-May 1st – Parents Article

Hi everyone!  April showers are continuing again this week which is great to keep us safe at home and there are so many fun events to enjoy inside.This week check out Stomp, Clap, & Sing with Esther Crow, ¡Bienvenidos! On-Line Spanish Sing-along with Lucy Kalantari!, Brooklyn Beanstalk: “Tiempo de Cuentos,” Bilingual Spanish Story Time With Laura, AudraRox Music Classes, Hannah from the Buttons Online Sing-alongs, Family Singalong online with Kyle Tigges, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts: SUDS, Urban Stages:…

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Updated List of Weekday Virtual Events to Enjoy with the Kids – Parents Article

Hi everyone!  I hope Passover and Easter were fun with the family and you are doing ok.This week you can enjoy virtual events like Musical Yoga Storytime, Toc Toc Spanish, Online “Dear Zoo” Kids Yoga Class, African Dancing and Folktales,“Fiesta with Flor”, Virtual Chess Workshop, Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems, Musikgarten: Family Music Class, PJ Library Digital Resources, Cuentos virtuales para niños en español (Virtual Spanish Storytime) and Chris’s Online Music Class.I have added lot more virtual events so check…

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Weekday Virtual Events to Enjoy with the Kids – Parents Article

Hi everyone! What a whirlwind the last few weeks have been and I hope everyone is doing ok, washing hands and adjusting to the current situation of staying at home.I am a mom of a 6th grader and 9th grader and we are all getting used to school now being remote and getting into a routine. Life has been busy and as the days go by I am getting or finding information about who is performing live via various platforms…

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Our COVID-19 Response – CHLSS – Foster Parents Article

Because we care about you, our staff and the greater community we have taken precautionary actions to mitigate exposure to COVID-19. Our team will communicate with people directly regarding personal appointments or changes to service. A note for current clients: We expect staff to remain available, but In-office staff are limited, in lieu of this please scan and email documentation, when possible, to your worker. Outside of the travel restrictions outlined below, our international programs are still accepting applications, working…

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What is Open & What is Closed? – Parents Article

Hi everyone, There have been so many changes in the last 24 hours. I have updated my weekend picks post to reflect the cancellations and postponements. There are also several closures and changes to other events and I just wanted to share what I know in a list as I also work to update the event calendar.I will also share updates on our Facebook page.Keep washing your hands!Thanks,DeirdreThere are few places that are not closed (yet) but always check the…

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What Being Chosen Means During a Global Pandemic – Foster Parents Article

by Foster Youth Museum director, Jamie Lee Evans I have interesting dreams.  Last night I dreamt there was a COVID-19 campaign for people to make friends instead of buying all the toilet paper they can find.  Then I woke up wondering how homeless people are supposed to shelter-in-place when they have no shelter to begin with. Then of course, my mind went to my foster youth community. Fosters – my word for anyone who has a day or more of…

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Adoption Medicine Clinic Stress Reduction and Wellness Study – Foster Parents Article

Dr. Eckerle and the Adoption Medicine Clinic are inviting parents and their adopted children to join a first-of-its-kind study to evaluate the benefits of practicing mind/body stress reduction techniques within adoptive families. What is the opportunity? Attend an educational group coaching session each week for 8 consecutive weeks and learn mind/body skills to increase self-awareness and reduce stress reactions. These include: meditation, deep breathing, normalizing experiences, movement and more. how long may i participate? Each educational group coaching session (parents…

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Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: March 2nd-5th – Parents Article

Hi everyone! Very excited that it is March since that means Spring is around the corner.This week head out and enjoy a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party! at Kings Bay Brooklyn Public Library, Wiggles Creative Movement & Dance at Vida’s Brooklyn, Skate The Skyline Storytime at South Street Seaport, La Hora Mágica de los Pequeños at Sunset Park Brooklyn Public Library, FunikiJam World Music and Movement at Raising Astoria, Spanish Storytime at Williamsburg Brooklyn Public Library, Babies Only! at Lavender Blues…

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Chosen: Foster Youth and Their Chosen Families – Foster Parents Article

What supports young people to grow in resilience, success, good health and happiness? Love, connection and belonging. For foster youth this is even more profoundly true, even though fighting for food, clothing and shelter takes up so much energy. Join Foster Youth Museum and our latest exhibition Chosen: Foster Youth and Their Chosen Families and witness youth building their families through choosing, and through love.  The exhibition features compelling photo portraiture from Ray Bussolari and the stories from the mouths…

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