PRIDE 1 - SLIDES - Morris County Foster Parents Association

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Welcome to
RID
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Pre-Service Training for
Resource Parents
Welcome to Session 1!
Connecting with PRIDE
SCHEDULE
• Class will be held on the following dates
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Session 1:
Session 2:
Session 3:
Session 4:
Session 5:
Session 6:
Session 7:
Session 8:
Monday, November 7th, 6PM
Wednesday, November 9th, 6PM
Tuesday, November 15th, 6PM
Thursday, November 17th, 6PM
Monday, November 21st, 6PM
Wednesday, November 23rd, 6PM
Monday, November 28th, 6PM
Wednesday, November 30th, 6PM
IF YOU MISS A SESSION …
• You will need to make up the same session in a
future PRIDE class:
– The next sessions should begin in January 2012
INTRODUCTIONS - TRAINERS
• Bud Cannaveno
– Foster/Adoptive Parent with wife Michelle since 1994
– Active in both local and statewide foster/adoptive
parent support organizations
– Volunteer on Morris County Child Placement Review
Board (recommendations to Family Court Judge)
– Co-trainer for Pre-service Training since 1999
Not Your Average Family …
INTRODUCTIONS - TRAINERS
• DYFS Resource Family Support Unit
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Adrian Bennett
Alison Cassone
Lisa Drake
Julie Feliciano
Shannon McCloskey
Chi Chi Onikye
Charlene Semelfort
Daniel Sianozecki
Ketty Williams (Supervisor)
INTRODUCTIONS – YOUR TURN!!!!
• Time to get to know each other …
• This is the part that everyone hates, but
it’s probably the MOST important thing we
can accomplish tonight!
• You may not appreciate it now, but the
friendships and connections you form here
will hopefully translate to a network of new
supports as you start this journey …
PRIDEBook Organization
For each session:
• Competencies to be achieved
• In Session and At Home Objectives
• Agenda
• Key Points - Summarizes information covered in class
• You Need to Know - Material to be studied between sessions
• Birth Parent’s Perspective
• PRIDE Connection-Exercise to help identify life experiences that will
play a role in resource parenting
• Making a Difference-True story from resource family or agency staff
Promoting Safety, Permanence and Well Being - additional information
and resources (Page 329)
Handouts for This Session
• PRIDEBook
• Name Card
• Supplemental Material
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Alphabet Soup (Acronyms and Definitions)
Housekeeping
Internet Resources
Lose the Labels
Participant Information Form
PRIDE Connection Worksheets (Homework)
“HOMEWORK” (PRIDE Connection Exercises)
• It’s CRITICAL that all eight (8) take-home
assignments be completed and handed in by the
last session!
• All of the take-home assignments are stapled
together into one packet. Keep this packet
together and hand it in all at once at the last
session.
What is PRIDE?
PARENTS’
RESOURCES for
I NFORMATION,
DEVELOPMENT and
EDUCATION
The Core Competencies of PRIDE:
1. Protecting and Nurturing Children
2. Meeting Children’s Developmental Needs and
Addressing Developmental Delays
3. Supporting Relationships Between Children
and Their Families
4. Connecting Children to Safe, Nurturing
Relationships Intended to Last a Lifetime
5. Working as a Member of a Professional Team
The “Parking Lot”
We may not be able to answer all of your
questions during class. We’ll use the
“Parking Lot” to list questions that need
answers and review the list at the
beginning of each section.
Basic Rules
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Start on time … End on time
Respect the diversity of the class
Respect confidentiality of our discussions
Come to class prepared
If you’re going to be late or miss class,
please call the Resource Family Support
Unit and at least leave a message
Basic Rules
• This is a very informal setting, designed to
stimulate discussion … but sometimes we
may get off track!
– Facilitators reserve the right to cut off-topic
discussions short
– Participants reserve the right to ask facilitators
to get back on topic
Welcome to the Team!
• As prospective resource families, you
share a common goal to embrace children
and families who need you
• You have complementary roles with us,
the trainers
– We guide the group, stimulate discussion and
answer questions
– You share information about yourselves and
your ideas about fostering and adopting
“Try Before You Buy”
• Would you buy clothing from a store without
trying it on first?
• What if you did, and when you got it home, you
decided it really wasn’t for you?
• Would you feel frustrated that you made the
wrong decision?
• Would you return the clothes?
• What if the store had a “no return” policy?
Would you throw the clothes away or just bury
them in the closet?
“Try Before You Buy”
• PRIDE pre-service training provides you
an opportunity to “try on” foster or adoptive
parenting before you commit
• We hope to clarify your expectations and
answer as many questions as possible so
that you can make an informed decision
Possible Outcomes
The training, assessment and
certification process will result in one
of four possible outcomes for your
family …
Possible Outcomes
• DYFS and you mutually find that your
competencies and interests in fostering or
adopting fit with the goals of the program
and you are invited to “select in” and
become part of the team of resource
families
Possible Outcomes
• DYFS and you mutually find that your
competencies and interests do not fit with
the goals of the program at this time and
you choose not to continue the process.
Possible Outcomes
• DYFS finds that your competencies are
compatible with the program, but your
family is not interested in continuing the
process at this time, so you “select out” of
the program.
Possible Outcomes
• You believe that your family’s
competencies and interests fit, but DYFS
does not agree with you. In this case,
DYFS holds the final decision because
they are legally mandated to protect the
children in their care. Their job is to find
resource families for the children in their
care, not to find children for the adults who
open their homes to them.
“Making a Difference!” Video
• What are your immediate reactions?
• In what ways is the video the same as your
expectations of foster care and adoption?
• In what ways does it differ?
• Which characters impressed you most?
• In what ways do the foster parents help birth
families?
• What message do you get from the video?
Questions for Discussion …
• In what ways did the images in the video
match your expectations?
– Circumstances of placement
– Involvement with substance abuse
– Child’s reaction to placement/behaviors
– Foster family’s ability to help
Questions for Discussion …
• In what ways did the images in the video differ
from expectations?
– Child’s hostility (language)
– The Hanson’s didn’t adopt Vernon
– Vernon and Nathan were both with the Hansons for
so long
– Interaction with birth families
• In-home visits
• Post-adoption contact with Vernon’s birth father
– Number of children who return home vs. being
adopted
– No description of services to birth family
Questions for Discussion …
• Which characters impressed you?
– Mrs. Hanson – patience of a saint!
– Mr. Hanson – good father
– Vernon – just a kid in need of a family
– Vernon’s mother – very troubled
– Vernon’s father – grateful
– Nathan – struggling teenager
– Nathan’s father – grateful, successful
Questions for Discussion …
• What were some of the challenges that the
Hansons faced?
– Vernon’s behaviors
– Vernon’s developmental delays
– Working with Vernon’s father
– Saying goodbye to Vernon and Nathan
Questions for Discussion …
• What are some sources of support for
foster and adoptive parents as
demonstrated in the video?
– Other resource families
– Caseworker
– Church pastor
– School personnel
– Other family members
So … What’s This All About?
• What is family foster care?
• What is adoption?
• Why do children and families need child welfare
services?
• What are the mission and goals of child welfare
agencies?
• How are children and families referred for family
foster care and adoption services?
So … What’s This All About?
• Why do children need foster care services?
• Why do children need adoption services?
• What were some examples of the core
competencies in the video?
Facts About Foster Care & Adoption
In New Jersey:
• Child-related issues fall under the
Department of Children and Families
(DCF) http://www.state.nj.us/dcf
• The Division of Youth and Family Services
(DYFS) is the agency within DCF that is
responsible for child protection
Facts About Foster Care & Adoption
The following slides present statistics obtained
from the State of New Jersey, Department of
Children and Families and from the U.S.
Department of Health & Human Services,
Administration for Children and Families,
Children's Bureau.
New Jersey Facts
Child Protective Services Referral Sources (2008)
Facility
1%
Legal & Court
1%
Police
13%
Parent
9%
Relative
4%
Other
4%
Healthcare
12%
School
24%
Other Gov't
Agency
6%
Friend/Neighbor/
Community
6%
Source: http://www.nj.gov/dcf/home/childdata/index.html
Anonymous
19%
Self
1%
New Jersey Facts
Substantiation of Abuse/Neglect (2010)
County
Atlantic
Bergen
Burlington
Camden
CapeMay
Cumberland
Essex
Gloucester
Hudson
Hunterdon
Mercer
Middlesex
Monmouth
Morris
Ocean
Passaic
Salem
Somerset
Sussex
Union
Warren
OutofState
GrandTotal
Reported
4,197
5,297
4,949
9,184
1,553
3,664
9,699
3,974
6,694
845
4,054
6,440
5,250
3,612
6,736
6,030
1,315
2,434
1,679
4,477
1,541
75
93,699
Substantiated
381
9.08%
631 11.91%
345
6.97%
1,205 13.12%
192 12.36%
341
9.31%
1,080 11.14%
405 10.19%
946 14.13%
134 15.86%
390
9.62%
527
8.18%
438
8.34%
389 10.77%
301
4.47%
409
6.78%
102
7.76%
293 12.04%
100
5.96%
588 13.13%
117
7.59%
12 16.00%
9,326
9.95%
New Jersey Facts
Comparison of Children Entering vs. Exiting Out-of-Home Care
9,000
7,735
Number of children
8,000
7,577
7,564
7,409
6,945
6,956
7,000
6,667
6,566
6,289
6,677
6,156
5,924
5,862
6,000
6,039
5,600
5,609
5,181
5,000
4,926
4,000
3,000
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
Year
Entering Care
Source: http://www.nj.gov/dcf/home/childdata/index.html
Exiting Care
2009
2010
New Jersey Facts
Children Under DYFS Supervision vs. Out-of-Home Placement
(As of June 2011, over 80% still live at home)
45000
40000
No. of Children
35000
30000
25000
20000
15000
10000
5000
0
Month/Year
Out of Home
Source: http://www.nj.gov/dcf/home/childdata/index.html
Under Supervision
New Jersey Facts
Percentage of Siblings Placed Together
90.0%
80.0%
70.0%
73.1%
60.0%
50.0%
63.0%
62.9%
63.2%
74.1%
76.8%
65.1%
56.2%
40.0%
30.0%
20.0%
27.0%
26.7%
26.0%
2003
2004
2005
28.1%
30.4%
32.4%
30.5%
34.2%
10.0%
0.0%
2006
2-3 Siblings
Source: http://www.nj.gov/dcf/home/childdata/index.html
2007
4+ Siblings
2008
2009
2010
New Jersey Facts
Children Exiting and Re-enterting DYFS Care
(Source: Chapin Hall)
8000
7000
6000
5000
6,348
4000
3000
4,800
6,391
6,302
5,052
5,873
5,413
5,387
2000
1000
901
969
896
874
800
775
613
585
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
0
Children re-entering foster care within 12 mos
Source: http://www.nj.gov/dcf/home/childdata/index.html
Children who did not re-enter foster care within 12 mos
New Jersey Facts
Children in Placement by Placement Type
(Total = 7,197 as of 06/30/2011 – Point in Time)
Independent
Living
3%
Group/
Residential
10%
Non-Relative
Resource Family
54%
Source: http://www.nj.gov/dcf/home/childdata/index.html
Relative/Kinship
Resource Family
33%
National Facts
Placement Settings of Children in Foster Care (FY2006)
Trial Home Visit
5%
Runaway
Supervised
2%
Independent
Living
1%
Pre-Adoptive
Home
3%
Institution
10%
Foster Family
Home (Relative)
25%
Group Home
7%
Foster Family
Home (NonRelative)
47%
Source: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb
New Jersey Facts
Children in Placement by Age
(Total = 7,197 as of 06/30/2011 – Point in Time)
Source: http://www.nj.gov/dcf/home/childdata/index.html
National Facts
Ages of Children in Foster Care (FY2006)
18 & older
4%
0 to 2
19%
16 to 17
16%
3 to 5
14%
13 to 15
19%
10 to 12
12%
Source: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb
6 to 9
16%
New Jersey Facts
Children in Placement by Race/Ethnicity
(Total = 7,197 as of 06/30/2011 – Point in Time)
52% Male
48% Female
Source: http://www.nj.gov/dcf/home/childdata/index.html
National Facts
Race/Ethnicity of Children in Foster Care (FY2006)
Of these children, 52% were male and 48% were female
Unknown/Unab
le to Determine
2%
Other NonWhite/NonHispanic
7%
Black/NonHispanic
32%
White/NonHispanic
40%
Hispanic
19%
Source: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb
New Jersey Facts
Adoptions Finalized by DCF/DYFS (2000-2010)
Source: http://www.nj.gov/dcf/home/childdata/index.html
New Jersey Facts
Children Legally Free for Adoption (“Legal Orphans”)
Source: http://www.nj.gov/dcf/home/childdata/index.html
National Facts
Children in Public Foster Care Waiting to be Adopted (FY2006)
16,000
TX (12,191)
18,000
CA (18,028)
20,000
8,000
6,000
4,000
2,000
0
Source: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb
NY (8,040)
NJ (4,672)
10,000
MI (6,164)
12,000
FL (7,478)
14,000
National Facts
Length of Stay in Foster Care (FY2006)
5 Years or More
13%
Less
than 1
Month
5%
1 to 5 Months
19%
3 to 4 Years
11%
30 to 35 Months
5%
6 to 11 Months
18%
24 to 29 Months
7%
18 to 23 Months
9%
12 to 17 Months
13%
Source: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb
National Facts
Outcomes for Children Exiting Foster Care (FY2006)
Transfer to
Another
Guardianship Agency
2%
5%
Runaway
2%
Death of Child
<1%
Emancipation
9%
Reunification with
Parent(s) or
Primary
Caretaker(s)
53%
Adoption
18%
Living with Other
Relative(s)
11%
Source: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb
“Parking Lot”
Are there any questions that you had
that may not have been answered
during this session?
Let’s add them to our Parking Lot!
CLOSURE
• Review You Need to Know!, PRIDEBook Pages 24-35
• Complete the PRIDE Connection exercise on
PRIDEBook Pages 36-37 (copy in packet)
• Read Making A Difference!, PRIDEBook Page 38
• Session 2: Teamwork Toward Permanence
Resource Family Pre-Service Training
Tonight, 6-9PM in Conference Room
Resource Family Pre-Service Training
Tonight, 6-9PM in Conference Room
Resource Family Pre-Service Training
Tonight, 6-9PM in Conference Room
National Facts
Trends in Foster Care and Adoption - FY2000-FY2005
(Based on data submitted by states as of January 2007)
900,000
800,000
700,000
600,000
500,000
400,000
300,000
200,000
100,000
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In Care 9/30
Entries
Exits
Waiting
TPR
Adopted
Served
FY2000
552,000
293,000
272,000
131,000
73,000
51,000
811,000
FY2001
545,000
296,000
269,000
129,000
66,000
51,000
813,000
FY2002
533,000
303,000
282,000
124,000
67,000
53,000
813,000
FY2003
519,000
295,000
282,000
120,000
67,000
50,000
800,000
FY2004
517,000
306,000
283,000
118,000
65,000
52,000
798,000
FY2005
514,000
311,000
287,000
115,000
67,000
52,000
800,000
Source: AFCARS data, US Children's Bureau, Administration for Children, Youth and Families
New Jersey Facts
% of DYFS Youth Discharged Within 12 Months
(Chapin Hall Foundation for Children – www.chapinhall.org)
40%
35%
35%
36%
2004
2005
34%
32%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
2003
Year
2006
Stranded on a Desert Island
Break into groups and imagine that you
have been stranded on a desert island.
Collectively decide on five items that you
would have planned to bring with you, just
in case you were stranded. You have
about three minutes to discuss …
SCHEDULE – Weekend Sessions
• Class will be held on the following dates
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Session 1: Saturday, June 6, 8:30AM
Session 2: Saturday, June 13, 8:30AM
Session 3: Saturday, June 20, 8:30AM
Session 4: Saturday, June 27, 8:30AM
What is a team?
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Has two or more members
Shares a common goal
Complementary roles
Established way of working together
through procedures and common terms
Questions for Discussion …
• Why didn’t the Hansons adopt Vernon?
– Some families provide foster care, helping children
return home or move on to an adoptive family
• Why were Vernon and Nathan with the Hansons
for so long?
– Nathan’s bond with his father may not have made him
a candidate for adoption
– Vernon’s case would likely not take as long with
current federal laws
SCHEDULE – Weekend Sessions
PRIDE training will be held on the following dates:
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Sessions 1&2:
Sessions 3&4:
Sessions 5&6:
Sessions 7&8:
Saturday, April 2nd, 8:30AM – 3:30PM
Saturday, April 9th, 8:30AM – 3:30PM
Saturday, April 16th, 8:30AM – 3:30PM
Saturday, April 23rd, 8:30AM – 3:30PM

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