CFW Foster Parent Orientation
Why CFW Foster Families? Also known as Foster Families of Clarke, Frederick, and Winchester, CFW is a not-for-profit, grant-funded program that runs via a collaborative effort between Clarke County, Frederick County and Winchester City Departments of Social Services. This program was initiated in 1996 and was designed for the sole purpose of meeting the needs of our children in foster care. Over the years, CFW has grown to match the growth of children and families at risk in our area and remains dedicated to our most vulnerable community members. No matter the hour, our foster families are the first to respond to the local agency’s placement needs when children come into foster care. By utilizing CFW, the departments increase their chances of keeping our children in the local community. Why is it important to keep children in their local community? Keeping youth in their community recognizes the importance of maintaining the valuable connections children have with friends, neighbors, extended family members, and perhaps most importantly, their school. Maintaining children in their local community is an important and vital role to successful outcomes for our families.
With over 150 children currently in foster care in our local area, we are in desperate need of local families to support the needs of our children. Without people like you, children are at the risk of placement outside of our local community. This is where CFW’s responsibility for recruitment and training foster families comes into play and can only happen when people like you reach out with the desire and willingness to help your community.
We recommend and encourage those who are considering this journey to attend our Foster Family Orientation Session. The orientation will provide general information about foster care, identify and explain the specific needs of children being served, and highlight what it takes to be a successful Resource Foster Parent. During this time, I will walk you through the approval process and the importance of the required mutual family assessment and trainings that are included. You will also be provided the opportunity to ask questions.
Typically the orientation is completed in person, however, with the global pandemic, CFW is working to find alternate options for us to “meet” and review the information in an online format with the help of NewFound Families.
***Once you register you will be sent a zoom link and a password to join into this training! Ensure your email is correct when registering!***
|Event date||Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 5:00 pm|
|Event End Date||Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 7:30 pm|
|Per person registration fee||Free|