New Casey Twitter Chat Series: Transforming Foster Parenting

Posted February 6, 2017
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Casey Foun­da­tion is launch­ing a month­ly Twit­ter chat series to explore fos­ter par­ent­ing and how to ensure all chil­dren and youth receive the devel­op­men­tal­ly appro­pri­ate care they need. Kim Stevens with the North Amer­i­can Coun­cil on Adopt­able Chil­dren will kick off the series on Feb­ru­ary 142016.

Each month, Casey will dis­cuss top­ics revolv­ing around the theme Trans­form­ing Fos­ter Par­ent­ing,” based on top­ics high­light­ed in Casey’s A Move­ment to Trans­form Fos­ter Par­ent­ing. This 2016 report offers thoughts on how agen­cies can build their com­mu­ni­ty of care­givers while encour­ag­ing indi­vid­u­als who already fos­ter to con­tin­ue their com­mit­ment to children.

Sched­uled for the sec­ond week of each month, chats will fea­ture guest experts who will weigh in on dif­fer­ent top­ics. The chat series aims to address chal­lenges par­ents may face, empow­er and encour­age cur­rent fos­ter par­ents and pro­vide those con­sid­er­ing fos­ter par­ent­ing a forum to learn and share questions.

This month’s chat will take place on 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 14, and will focus on answer­ing the ques­tion: What is fos­ter par­ent­ing?” A fos­ter par­ent advo­cate and nation­al­ly respect­ed train­er, Stevens will chat on behalf of the North Amer­i­can Coun­cil on Adopt­able Chil­dren, which pro­motes and sup­ports per­ma­nent, lov­ing fam­i­lies for chil­dren and youth in care.

Fol­low @AECFNews and #cas­ey­chat to tune in for the chat, as well as @NACAC_Adopt (Twit­ter han­dle of North Amer­i­can Coun­cil on Adopt­able Chil­dren.) Also, look out for announce­ments on March’s chat and check back on Casey Con­nects for tweet chat high­lights fol­low­ing Feb­ru­ary 14.

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