November Newsletter 2018
Happy November
On behalf of the Foster Change Board we want to say thank you for being a member. This newsletter is to bring you information on up coming training's and events that are just a click away. Being a part of Foster Change is to be part of a community of individuals who share an interest in caring for children and keeping them safe. For this we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Connect With Community
Celebrate Adoption!
Watch this incredible story about the power of adoption- how love and devotion can overcome great tragedy.
Foster Parents Night Out
Grace Point Church has Foster Parents Night out the first Friday of each month from 6-9 p. Please use the registration link below if you would like to participate.

Moms Night Out
Foster Change is cordially inviting you to attend a Mom's Night Out event. Enjoy some food, wine and door prizes and relax as you mingle with with other members of Foster Change. Open to foster, adoptive, and kinship caregivers, this event is free to members Be sure to use Code FCMembers when you register or $20 at the door. Please RSVP using the link below to be put on the guest list at the Security Gate. There will be no Foster Change Support gathering this month.

Connect with Health
Health Fair & Walkathon 2017 "Celebrating Your Health
Free Health Fair on November 4, which will commence at 10:00 am until 03:00 pm. This Health Fair is hosted by Southern Nevada Health District and Alliance Against Diabetes.
Flu Shot Friday
While shots may not be for everyone, we would like to encourage you to stay healthy. Employers may sometimes offer free flu shots. Below is a link for low cost flu shots such as Costco. Older people and individuals with low immune systems are more at risk to getting the flu take care of yourself.
Can't Get to a Doctors Office?
If you are like many of us who work all day or if you do not like to leave your house, you may want to consider this great resource. Make your appointment and have a consultation with a doctor through the computer. We are so excited to share this with you.

Reasons to Smile
Great opportunity for children to see a dentist if you do not have
Thank You!
On November 11, 2017

Thank you Veterans! Did you know Veterans Day was made a federal holiday in 1938 and we celebrate it on November 11th regardless of what day of the week it falls on. Thank you to the men and women that have served and continue to serve our country.
Connect With Traditions
Here are traditional activities to get you in the holiday sprit!

Opportunity Village Magical Forest dates begin on November 24,2017.
Daylight saving time 2017 in Nevada ends at 2:00 AM on
Sunday, November 5!!
Connect With Giving
Mark your Calendars and Remember
Foster Change on Giving Tuesday November 28th!
Foster Change needs you! Please consider us on Giving Tuesday. Your support allows us to provide more programs and resources that will benefit caregivers in Southern Nevada.
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Foster Change Board
Are you new to Foster Change? Meet the ladies of the board. These women work tirelessly to help children and families and we are grateful for all they do.

Audrey Rosenstein (Foster - Board President
Ali Caliendo (Foster Kinship)- Treasurer
Donna Smith (Foster and Adoption Coalition)-Director
Hannah Munson (Foster Connect)-Secretary
Manisha Sandhu (Adoption Exchange)- Director
Connect With Training
Foster Kinship Presents:
Free CPR/First Aid/AED November Training

This interactive course will be offered to Foster Change Members for free on November 19th from 2 pm-6 pm. Please sign up by contacting Sandy at 702-970-4546 RSVP is required.

The Adoption Exchange Presnets:
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

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.
Foster Connect Presents:
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

Connect With Advocacy
The vast majority of children adopted domestically in the U.S. are classified as having "special needs." The  # AdoptionTaxCredit  helps thousands of families better care for their children. Now, this tax credit may disappear. Help us  # SaveTheATC ! Ask Congress to include the ATC in tax reform and make it refundable. Take action at
Kinship Corner
Kinship on Facebook
Join our closed group just for Kinship Caregivers in Nevada and get 24/7 support from those who understand!

Kinship Events
Thanksgiving Meal Distribution:
Saturday 11/18- 9 AM - 4 PM
RSVP at (702) 546-9988

Holiday Gifts Distribution:
12/17 9 AM- 6 PM
RSVP at (702) 546-9988

Kinship Support Group
Kinship families- if you are not attending the Kinship Support Group and would like to it is held on every second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm which includes dinner and childcare.

Upcoming Dates:
12/12 (Holiday Party!)
Sandy Vargas | Foster Change | 702-970-4546 |