Resource Parent Appreciation Reception Celebrates Success and Committment
|CHFS Secretary Haynes spoke at the May 11th reception.|
The 2012 Resource Parent Appreciation Reception was held on May 11th at the Kentucky Historical Society's Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. The event highlighted awards celebrating the years of service and committment of Kentucky's Resource Parents and the successes of several young people formerly in out-of-home care.
The emotional celebration featured an address from new Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary, Audrey Tayse Haynes. Having just been appointed by Governor Beshear on April 16th, Secretary Haynes shared some of her experiences from her first 30 days on the job and her hopes for the future.
For a complete listing of award winners from the reception click here
. For more information contact George Humlong, Resource Parent Training Program Coordinator.
Spring Enrichment Trainings Keep Mentors Current
During the months of March and April the Resource Parent Mentor Program trained over 40 Mentors on the latest policies and best practices. Three one-day trainings were held at locations around the state. Topics ranged from effective communication strategies during individualized education plan meetings, to making resource homes that promote academic success.
For more information contact Resource Parent Mentor Program Coordinators, Tamikia Dumas and Jeff Damron.