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    FOSTER CARE PROGRAM

    FALCON CHILDREN’S HOME IS A LICENSING AGENCY FOR FAMILY FOSTER HOMES BY THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE.

WHAT IS FOSTER CARE.

Foster care is a protective service for families. Children who have been physically abused, sexually abused, neglected or maltreated are given a safe family environment in an agency approved home for a planned and temporary period of time.

WHO CAN BECOME A FOSTER PARENT.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and be willing to complete all NC state licensing requirements. Those requirements include completing 30 hours of pre-service training, being in good mental and physical health, having adequate income to meet the needs of your family and passing background checks. Applicants will complete an application and profile information detailing your family history. Homes will have to pass a fire inspection, have a working telephone, have enough room to accommodate each child with his/her own personal bed and storage space and meet safe environmental conditions.

FOSTER PARENT QUALITIES.

Qualities of a foster parents are extraordinarily tolerant, patient, perseverant, flexible, dedicated, nurturing, able to express affection, prepared to accept the changes in lifestyle that result from becoming a foster parent, good communicators with excellent interpersonal skills – with children and community, able to remember what it is like to be a child.

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HOW TO BECOME A FOSTER PARENT.

Participate in 30 hours of pre-service decision making training, complete a Mutual Home assessment, applicant’s home must pass fire inspection, applicant’s home must pass an Environmental and health Regulations check, must have physical examination completed by licensed medical provider, complete a criminal background check (state and local) to include Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry check (all adults in the home 18 or above), must have a working telephone (landline).

 

SERVICES OFFERED TO FOSTER FAMILIES.

• Pre-Service Training/ TIPS-MAPP (Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety-Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting)

• On-going training opportunities

• Placement services to include matching children in foster care  with available foster families who can meet the needs of the child

• Maintain family foster care license and keep it current

• On-going supervision and support of the family and child once a child is placed. This will include at least monthly visits, crisis intervention, respite, and referrals as needed

Case management services for the child

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