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We're Having A Tricky Tray!
For the first time in several years, the MCFPA will have a Tricky Tray fundraiser on October 5, 2007. Please tall your family and friends to come out and support this event to ensure its success and the future of our programs for children and families! Click here for details.
Please join us at our next meeting!
Please join us for the next meeting of the Morris County Foster Parents Association on Wednesday, October 17, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. at the DYFS Morris Local Office West. Click here for details.
Morris County DYFS Opens Second Local Office
In response to increases in child abuse and neglect referrals, as well as the desire to use resources and serve families more efficiently, Morris County's Division of Youth and Family Services will open a second local office at 164 Speedwell Avenue in Morristown on June 12, 2007. Click here for details.
Online Training now available from FAFS!
Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) is pleased to announce the availability of six online (e-learning) courses; five in English and one in Spanish. These courses each count towards your in-service training requirements to maintain your foster parent license. Current online course topics offered in English include Asthma, Smoking, Skin Disorders, Eating Disorders, and Special Education. There is one current offering in Spanish on Self Injury. Please try this new training modality today. Itís fast, convenient, and informative!
Resource Parent Honorarium Increased!
Effective May 1, 2007, the honorarium provided to resource parents who recruit other families will increase from $100 for regular homes and $150 for boarder baby placements to a flat rate of $200. Resource parents who recruit other families are entitled to this honorarium when the home they refer becomes licensed. Resource parents who qualify for the honorarium will receive the new rate for homes licensed after May 1st.
Check out our Online Resources!
In addition to this website, we also host a newsgroup in Yahoo! Groups, which we hope to use as a distribution method for interested subscribers, for articles of interest, topical discussions and more. Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mcfpa and subscribe today!
Attention All Scouts!
If your Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop is looking for a community service project, please consider helping our kids. There's a wide variety of activities that have made excellent projects for scout trips in the past, including our Backpack Program, Clothing/Coat Drives, Tricky Tray, Holiday Party, and Halloween Costume Drive. And now you can earn a patch for your work with us.
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