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Making sure every child living in foster care is cared for by a caregiver (foster, relative, fictive and/or adoptive) who provides skilled, nurturing parenting while helping the child maintain connections to his or her family. 
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Foster parents nurture children who have experienced trauma and provide a safe, loving and healing environment in which the children can thrive. They are parenting partners who honor and support family relationships. Foster parents are dedicated, informed and committed advocates for children. They are instrumental and fully supported members of the child and family team. Great foster parents make a difference for children and families in our community.
  

QPI Calendar of Events & Foster Parent Support Meetings

Click here  for a listing of upcoming events, meetings and other activities of foster care support organizations throughout Clark County.

 

Enhance Your Skills

Various trainings are offered in the community to help enhance caregivers' capacity to parent. Please click on the links below to learn more about exciting training opportunities from which you can benefit.  

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Nevada Partnership for Training

The Nevada Registry 

The Parenting Project

March 2015
Put All Your Eggs in One Basket at
the April 2 Egg Hunt!
Win prizes, receive baskets of goodies and, of course, participate in the egg hunt at the 2015 Spring Holiday Egg Hunt!

All families of children in care
are invited to attend!

What: 2015 Spring Holiday Egg Hunt
When: Thursday, April 2, 2015, 2 - 5 p.m.
Where: Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 South Grand Central Parkway
 

To register, call 702-455-2576 or email FosterClarkCounty@ClarkCountyNV.gov.  

  

Registration is required to participate and space is limited. Deadline to RSVP is March 25, 2015, so call or email today!

Join Us on Saturday, April 4
for the Spring Celebration
& Foster Connection!
 
See you there!
Save the Date!
Passport to Partnership
   

Don't miss this upcoming opportunity for foster parents and case managers to learn important information about the Partnership Agreement (developed by the Quality Parenting Initiative's Child Welfare workgroup), get foster parent ID badges and much, much more!

 

What: Passport to Partnership

When: Monday, May 11, 2015, 6 - 8 p.m. OR Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 4 - 6 p.m.

Where: Palace Station Hotel & Casino, 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas

 

Check your inbox and mailbox for your invitation, coming soon.  

Spotlight on Quality:
Cory & JoJo: Quality Foster Parents
 
Each month the Foster Parent Champion Program highlights a caregiver, case manager, or other foster care team member who exemplifies the quality of care that we strive for as a community focused on the needs of children.

 

The journey to become a licensed foster family began long before Cory and JoJo registered for their foster care licensure classes. From early on in their marriage, they knew they wanted to help children and families.

 

Cory and JoJo both were involved in careers that supported children and adults. After watching their extended family members become foster families, they knew this was the right decision for their family.

 

Their dedication to children and families, as well as their ability to have fun, is the reason they are in the spotlight this month.

 

Click here to read their story.

 

Do You Know a Quality Caregiver or Case Manager?

To nominate a caregiver, case manager or other foster care team member that you believe demonstrates quality care, please email your nomination to DFSFPC@ClarkCountyNV.gov or call us at 702-455-1149.

 

The Foster Parent Champion Program is available Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Independent Living Program: Helping Youth Make the Transition

 

The Independent Living Program is offered to all youth in foster care ages 15 and older, the goal of the Independent Living program is to help youth make the transition from foster care to self-sufficiency. Through collaboration with community agencies, DFS provides support services including independent living skills classes, education, vocation, career planning and transitional housing opportunities.

 

For access to current Independent Living news, events and information, follow the program's Facebook page. 

 

March Events

 

Two Independent Living class sessions begin this month (Must be referred by Independent Living unit)
Session 1: March 5 - April 30
Session 2: March 7 - May 2

 

FAAYT Meeting

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 4 - 6 p.m. 

Where: SAFY Offices, 4285 N. Rancho, Suite 130

 

College Preparation Workshop Series: College Bound

When: Thursday, March 19, 2015, 4 - 6 p.m.

Where: DFS Central Offices, 121 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.

 

For more information on classes, meetings and other Independent Living activities, contact Gina Shanks, Independent Living supervisor, at ShanksGi@ClarkCountyNV.gov.

Clark County Department of Family Services | 702-455-5444 | http://tinyurl.com/my66nkm
121 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106