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Community Connect – NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association – Foster Parents Article

DCYF has a new program that has just started up in the Manchester District Office. It is called Community Connect and its’ purpose is to connect older youth in DCYF placement (14 and older) with at least one caring adult so they may receive additional support while in care and hopefully into the future. Youth referred by their CPSW/JPPO will be asked if they want to re-connect with someone they had a previous relationship with like a relative, teacher, coach,…

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A Letter From Our President – NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association – Foster Parents Article

January 22, 2020 A Message from the President of NHFAPA, Airial Sillanpaa. I am delighted to report that NHFPAP is well aligned for a strong and prosperous year of service. A new board was elected in November 2019, and Mariellen MacKay has been hired as our executive director. Mariellen comes to us with a glowing resume that includes foster parenting, child advocacy and public service. NHFAPA is also pleased to share with you updated bylaws. They are viewable on our…

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Executive Director’s Report – NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association – Foster Parents Article

TO:                         Board of Directors FROM:                  Mariellen J. MacKay, Executive Director Date:                     January 16, 2020 SUBJECT:             EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS REPORT Airial Sillanpaa, Ashley Hazeltine, Joseph E. Ribsam, Jr and I met with Larry Wiley and Chris Baker, Wendy’s Corporate Officers and Ryan Kinahan and others at the WMUR Offices.  We discussed the ongoing collaboration between FAPA, DCYF, WMUR and Wendy’s Corporation.  It was determined at the end of the meeting that this connection would continue with myself continuing to update Larry and…

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2020 Reimbursement Dates – Foster Parents Article

2020-Adoption-Reimbursement-DatesDownload 2020 Foster Care Reimbursement DatesDownload Adoption Reimbursement Dates Adoption Reimbursement Dates Run Date Adoption Check/EFT Date 01/01/20 – 01/15/20 01/09/20 01/14/20 01/16/20- 01/31/20 01/23/20 01/28/20 02/01/20 – 02/15/20 02/11/20 02/14/20 02/16/20 – 02/29/20 02/25/20 02/28/20 03/01/20- 03/15/20 03/10/20 03/13/20 03/16/20 – 03/31/20 03/24/20 03/27/20 04/01/20 – 04/15/20 04/09/20 04/14/20 04/16/20 – 04/30/20 04/23/20 04/28/20 05/01/20 – 05/15/20 05/12/20 05/15/20 05/16/20 – 05/31/20 05/26/20 05/29/20 06/01/20 – 06/15/20 06/09/20 06/12/20 06/16/20 – 06/30/20 06/23/20 06/26/20 07/01/20 – 07/15/20 07/09/20 07/14/20…

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A Statement from the NHFAPA Interim President Airial Sillanpaa – NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association – Foster Parents Article

September 26, 2019 Dear Families, Thank you for asking for an update regarding NHFAPA. It is my pleasure to share with you the many positive changes of our association. During the past year NHFAPA experienced challenges and transitions which caused the organization to evolve into an improved place to advance the mission of helping fostering and adoptive families. NHFAPA experienced some very public leadership challenges and conflicts. These challenges were due to differences of opinion on what NHFAPA was and…

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More than $32,000 donated to support foster and adoptive children within the Granite State – NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association – Foster Parents Article

NH FAPA is excited to announce a generous donation of more than $32,000 to support foster and adoptive children within the Granite State. The donation is made possible through the support of Wendy’s franchisees. “Our goal as an organization is to support foster and adoptive families throughout the state. We are currently working on a strategic plan on how to take things we are doing well and add in additional supports for those families,”Ashley Haseltine, Vice President for NHFAPA During…

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Statement From NHFAPA Board Members – NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association – Foster Parents Article

Hello NHFAPA Members & Community, We are contacting you today to share some updates and changes coming to NHFAPA. These changes are to ensure NHFAPA continues to provide the support and advocacy for NHFAPA community you have come to expect. Numerous NHFAPA Board Members have come together and committed to laying the groundwork for a stronger future for NHFAPA.  The first update and change we are contacting you today about are changes to the Board of Directors. Effective immediately, this…

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A Message from the Executive Director – Oct 26, 2018 – NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Association – Foster Parents Article

Greetings Caregivers, Supporters, and Colleagues, On October 13, over 120 foster and adoptive parents and professional staff from around the state gathered at the 2018 NHFAPA Conference. We came to support one another, to network, and to learn about effective advocacy. Let’s thank Larry Pilla, Sheryl Tedford, and the team at the Child Welfare Education Partnership at Granite State College for their efforts to assemble a powerful group of speakers and presenters. The topic of advocacy has created much discussion…

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Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standards – Foster Parents Article

Click below for NH Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standards (RPPS) NH DCYF RPPS Guidelines Note: As of October 1, 2018 the rule on normal maintenance haircuts is still in question. Check with your caseworker or resource worker. This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by Larry Pilla Read Full Parenting Article

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