Location

Room 174-76

Start Date

13-5-2016 10:30 AM

End Date

13-5-2016 11:45 AM

Description

Fostering Futures NY (FFNY) is an innovative program that is operating in three counties in upstate New York that is identifying previously untapped resources from within the community. The program is essentially a foster parent support model that uses no government resources. FFNY builds partnerships between teams of volunteers from the community and individual foster families. The goal of a team is simple - to provide practical help to foster parents in their task of providing a safe, stable and nurturing home for the the abused and neglected children in their care. The early results are positive. Foster parents are better supported and more satisfied in their roles. Children have more interaction with adults and they are less likely to be moved. And volunteers love the chance to make a difference in kids lives!

Additional Files

FFNYfactsheetmay2016.pdf (618 kB)
FFNY BLOG by ChildsTrends.pdf (556 kB)

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May 13th, 10:30 AM May 13th, 11:45 AM

Fostering Futures: A Successful Community Volunteer Team Model for Supporting Foster Families

Room 174-76

Fostering Futures NY (FFNY) is an innovative program that is operating in three counties in upstate New York that is identifying previously untapped resources from within the community. The program is essentially a foster parent support model that uses no government resources. FFNY builds partnerships between teams of volunteers from the community and individual foster families. The goal of a team is simple - to provide practical help to foster parents in their task of providing a safe, stable and nurturing home for the the abused and neglected children in their care. The early results are positive. Foster parents are better supported and more satisfied in their roles. Children have more interaction with adults and they are less likely to be moved. And volunteers love the chance to make a difference in kids lives!