Watertown: The Children’s Home of Jefferson County’s (CHJC) Fostering Futures Program will host a Foster Parenting Informational Session on Monday, January 7, 2019, in the Dining Hall Conference Room on the CHJC Campus, 1704 State Street, Watertown, New York. The session will begin at 6:00 pm. Anyone interested in learning more about Foster Parenting, Adoption, and CHJC’s Fostering Futures Program is welcome and encouraged to attend.
This event will help people interested in becoming a Foster Parent learn about CHJC’s Therapeutic Fostering Futures Program. In an informal, casual setting, the session will also offer opportunities to ask questions and speak with Program staff. Light refreshments will be served. Foster Parenting training classes will begin in Watertown on Monday, January 14, 2019, and continue for ten weeks thereafter.
CHJC’s Fostering Futures Program provides temporary care for children unable to live with their birth families or guardians. It allows children who may have been abused or neglected and/or have behavioral challenges and special needs, the opportunity to live in a family setting, attend public school and be an active member of the community. To provide support for the needs of the entire family, in addition to 24-hour on-call services and crisis response, extensive training is offered to all Foster Parents. They will work as a member of a team of families, social workers, and other professionals to help prepare a child to return to his/her birth family, or to be adopted.
For more information about the informational or training sessions, or on opening your home and heart to these deserving children, please contact Megan Badour, CHJC Homefinding Coordinator, at (315)777-9662. Or e-mail Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org