The DeKalb County CASA staff had the wonderful opportunity to participate in DeKalb’s Education Summit last week. It was a great event and we learned so much about Georgia’s AND, in particular, DeKalb’s education system and how foster children are affected. We also learned about ways we can improve foster children’s educational outcomes. Continue reading
An interesting article: Advice From Children Who Have Experiences in the Foster Care Setting.
They spoke about ways to assist service delivery during the transition into foster care. These children discussed the importance of tending to experiences such as foster home expectations, the importance of time and information, the new foster/parent-child relationship, coping with stress, the ability to be engaged in decision-making, and the need to build a trusting and personal relationship between children in care and their care givers.
Highlights from the Article:
Why, you might ask, has the DeKalb County CASA Program decided to start blogging? Well, it’s simple. We wanted to provide an arena for our volunteers, supporters, sponsors, funders, and others who are interested in what we do (advocating for children) to comment, share, and talk about resources available for children in foster care. Or resources for our volunteers. Whatever the case may be, this is the place to talk. Continue reading