Foster Parent Resources
Support Services Available to Foster Families
Support services are important for the foster family in order to ensure a successful placement.
Support services include:
- Frequent meetings with the case worker
- Monthly financial assistance paid to the foster parent to help cover the cost of the child’s food, clothing and personal allowance
- All necessary medical care paid by the state
- An individualized plan for the foster child every six months
- Training and support groups for the foster family
- Services to help the foster child adjust to new surroundings
- Respite care to give foster parents some time off from their foster care responsibilities (specialized foster care)
- Comprehensive mental health services for the child
- Educational Advocacy
For additional foster parent resources, select from the following:
Foster Parent In-Service Training
To view or download the schedule of Foster Parent In-Service Training sessions for January-June, 2013, please click here. For more information or to sign up for a Foster Parent In-Service Training session, please contact Julie Green, training coordinator, at email@example.com or call 312-243-0533, ext. 361.
Foster Parent Advisory and Support Group
Foster Parent Advisory and Support Group meetings will be conducted by Kurt Kalas and Sonya Jordan, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, on the following Saturdays:
- January 26, 2013, at Children's Home + Aid, 901 West Jackson Street, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL
- March 23, 2013, at the Marshfield Child + Family Center, 5958 S. Marshfield Ave., Chicago, IL
- June 1, 2013, at Children's Home + Aid, 17512 S. Carriageway, Suite B, Hazel Crest, IL
For more information about the Foster Parent Advisory and Support Group, please contact Kurt Kalas at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sonya Jordan at email@example.com.
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