October 21st Support Group

MCFAPA is excited to announce our revamped support group – MCFAPA Crossroads Support Group -> where foster, adoptive, and kinship communities come together! We will still meet on the 3rd Monday night of each month unless it interferes with holidays or school breaks. We will meet this Monday night at Willowbrook Madison starting at 6PM.

We want to encourage all families involved in foster care, adoption, and kinship to come together to build a better community for all here in Madison County. Childcare will be provided and families can earn 1.5 CEUs for attending. RSVP for Childcare here: https://bit.ly/2ITKt1W.

Do you know someone that is a kinship parent or maybe a grandparent parenting their grandchildren? This group is for them! Are you currently finishing up your TIPS classes and have some questions? Come on out!

Oct. 14th Meeting – NCAC

Sexual Abuse. Physical Abuse.

These are two tough subjects but very important ones for us, as caregivers, to know how to look for the warning signs of abuse. If you are parenting children that have been removed from their family, you may not actually know for sure whether or not the child in your care has been sexually or physically abused. Many times foster parents are the ones that uncover these abuses before anyone else.

All children and youth who have been abused need to feel safe and loved in nurturing homes. As a caregiver, you can play a central role in your child’s healing process, as well as in “building resilience,” which strengthens the child’s ability to adapt to or cope with adversity.

Join us as Beth Jackson, MS, ALC from the National Children’s Advocacy Center comes to speak about the different types of abuses, what warning signs to look for, the impact on your family, and the best way to seek help.

Keep an eye out for the RSVP link for childcare. We hope to see you there!

“Drop Your Drawers” is underway!

We want to see you “Drop Your Drawers” Madison County! That’s right, we want to see YOU doing good in the community for our kiddos. Snap a pic of yourself “dropping your drawers…and socks” in one of our collection boxes around town & use the hashtag #DropYourDrawers2019 to enter a weekly drawing for some awesome giveaways!

We will randomly select someone each Friday afternoon during the contest. Can’t wait to see all the drawers “dropping” each week! 😂 Locations found HERE!

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