CHJC to hold foster parenting informational session in St. Lawrence County

Fostering Futures of St. Lawrence County, an affiliate program of the Children’s Home of Jefferson County, will host a Foster Parenting Informational Session Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at the Human Services Center, 80 State Highway 310, Second Floor Conference Room, Canton. The session will begin at 6:00 pm. Anyone interested in learning more about Foster Parenting, Adoption, Respite Services and the Fostering Futures of St. Lawrence County Therapeutic Foster Care Program is welcome and encouraged to attend.

This event will help people interested in becoming a Foster Parent learn about the Fostering Futures of St. Lawrence County Therapeutic Foster Care Program. In an informal, casual setting, the session will also offer opportunities to ask questions and speak with the Foster Care Program staff. Light
refreshments will be served. Foster Parenting training classes will begin in Canton Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, and continue for 10 weeks thereafter.

The Fostering Futures of St. Lawrence County Therapeutic Foster Care Program provides temporary
care for children unable to live with their birth families or guardians. The Foster Care Program 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 Victoria Peck, Director of Foster Care, at (315) 229-3483. Or e-mail Victoria at vpeck@nnychildrenshome.com.

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