October 13,2017
Your Monthly News & Updates
It’s been a very busy couple of months for Foster Change. Starting with our wonderful back to school event and our great support groups. If you haven’t been to one they are the third Tuesday of every month. Please join us for dinner, support and most important friendship. We do offer babysitting.We have lots of upcoming events to take us through the holidays. Halloween is next, and I know my kids can't wait! 

It’s also been a time to reflect what’s really most important to us all. The tragedy here in Las Vegas has made me more aware to give everybody I love an extra hug daily. So my message would be to continue to do the good work we do as caregivers it’s the hardest job ever! I hope to see you at one of the many events, trainings, or support groups we will be offering in the coming months.

Audrey Rosenstein, Foster Change President
Join us for fun, games, and candy at the annual Halloween Carnival that is hosted by Foster Change and Through the Eyes of a Child Foundation.

Date: Saturday, October 28th
Time: 11 AM- 1 PM
Location: Juvenile Justice Gym 601 N Pecos
Cost: Free
RSVP Required: Click Here To Register

Hispanic Heritage Month
October is Hispanic Heritage Month. Learning about cultures is important for children to build relationships as they grow.

We live in a very diverse population and we may even be caring for children that have a Hispanic background.

Hispanic Heritage Month is to celebrate contributions of Hispanic and Latinos. Take for example Frida Kahlo, who was a famous artist known for her self portraits. Her art is still celebrated today. More about Frida.

Sea Quest Free Admission
Did you know that Foster Children are, and will always be, FREE at SeaQuest Interactive Aquariums? Children in foster care are always welcome, free of charge, 365 days a year! One caregiver will also receive free admission.

Grace Point Church is hosting a FREE respite program so foster parents can get an occasional night out! Grace Point will offer respite care from 6 - 9 p.m. on the first Friday each month through August 2018.

Next date: Friday, November 3rd, 2017
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Grace Point Church, 3794 W. Ann Rd., North Las Vegas

*Registration closes two days before the event and opens the Saturday after each event for the following month's event.
Training Spotlight
Car Seat Safety Training

Date: Sunday, October 29th
Time: 10 AM- 1 PM
Location: 4344 W Cheyenne, 89032
Cost: Free for members
RSVP: Call Sandy at 702-970-4546

Please bring your vehicle and car seats. No childcare is available for this course.
The Cost of Caring-Secondary Trauma and Burnout for Parents and Professionals

Parenting children with trauma histories is rewarding, difficult and demanding all at the same time. Foster Care, Kinship and Adoptive Parenting bring new experiences and challenges which may affect the child in care and the entire family system.

This training will address the Cost of Caring and how to effectively manage secondary trauma in order to protect ourselves from burnout. Come practice how to keep other people's chaos from becoming your own chaos!

Date: Monday, December 11
Time: 9 AM-12 PM PST
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Parenting Methods for Children from Hard Places

Date: Friday, November 3rd 
Time:  6-8 pm 
Location: South Hills Church, 9220 Manhattan Rd, Henderson, 89074
Cost: Free
Did you already take your required QPI Training for licensing or renewal? Here is what you need to know:

New Online Training Requirement for Licensing: ALL caregivers also have to complete two online trainings BEFORE they can be licensed:

Required Training for Renewal Licensing:  All caregivers need to take 12 hours of training to maintain their license after the first 12 months. There are some classes that are required. Here are the classes. If you haven't taken the two above ALSO include those:

*Part 2 is within part 1. Once they finish watching part 1 you will click on part 2 & watch that one & then they take the quiz that appears at the end. 
Nurturing Parenting Classes

CPLC, in partnership with Foster Kinship, is offering the Nurturing Parenting Education Program which provides the opportunity for families to learn new parenting strategies and skills used to enhance their relationship with their children. 

Date: Mondays for four weeks starting 10/23
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Location: 4344 W Cheyenne, 89032
Cost: Free
RSVP: Call Sandy at 702-970-4546. Limited childcare available.
Gathering Opportunities for Foster Change Members
Moms Night Out

Kid free relaxation, you know you need it! Book a sitter and come share good food and drink with us!

Date: Friday, November 10
Time: 7 PM
Location: Will be provided after RSVP
Cost: Free to members
RSVP: (702) 970-4546
Community Connection

Marriage and Family therapist Laura Wise will share about how to deal with conflict within the family related to the parent’s role.

Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: 4344 W Cheyenne, 89032
Cost: Free to members
RSVP: (702) 970-4546