World Wide Wednesday – February 12, 2014

174337705It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web:

  •  C.A.S.E. webinars are a valuable resource for both parents and professionals. In response to popular demand, they have made SIX of their best selling webinars available to our viewers ANYTIME with our new Pay-Per-View option! For $25, viewers can access any of the following IN DEMAND webinar recordings 24/7. Viewers will also be granted access to the accompanying PowerPoint presentations and can obtain a certificate of completion upon request. More information here.
  • The National Foster Parent Association offers scholarships for foster youth, adopted youth, or biological youth of currently licensed foster parents, who wish to further their education beyond high school, including college or university studies, vocational/technical school or junior college.  Five scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded during 2014.  The foster parents must be members of NFPA. For more information, click here.
  • CedarWorks’ new Play It Forward program was created to give back to those who go above and beyond each day to bring hope to the lives of young people. We believe kids just need to be kids and should have the opportunity to experience old-fashioned play on a playset that is strong, safe, and fun. As a result, CedarWorks had teamed up with the National Foster Parent Association to provide lucky foster families across the United States with beautiful CedarWorks playsets. Play It Forward is our thank you to foster families for caring, believing and investing in kids. For more information on the Play It Forward program download an application form and see official rules.
  • We’re pleased to share with you the new Public Service Advertisements (PSAs) of the national adoption recruitment campaign, a partnership of the Children’s Bureau, AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council. The latest series of PSAs in this award-winning campaign ask prospective parents to consider adopting older youth ages 11-17. The new PSAs portray humorous scenarios that reaffirm the campaign’s notion that being an imperfect parent is “perfectly normal.” The PSAs reveal this through special bonding moments such as, a committed mother who hopes to share her son’s love for the outdoors but isn’t quite in tune with nature, a caring father who attempts to teach his daughter important life lessons, and a father who takes his son on vacation but can’t seem to stomach all their different adventures. These new PSAs illustrate to potential parents that older youth in foster care don’t need perfection; they need the commitment and love a permanent family can provide. The campaign directs audiences to visit http://www.AdoptUSKids.org or call 1-888-200-4005 for current, accurate information about the foster care system and the adoption process.

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