Monthly Pot-Luck Gathering
for Adoptive, Foster and Safe Families, and those who support them.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Willow Creek Community Church, 67 E. Algonquin Road, So. Barrington IL
Room F150 (park in lot F and follow signs to room F150, downstairs)
This month we are excited to have Peter Woodbine, Director of Quality and Training from Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley come and speak to us.
This will be part one of a series on the topic of working with birth parents.
BRIDGING THE GAP: The importance of working with the birth parent(including a theological perspective), Roadblocks (including grief cycle of the birth parent, and how the “system” shapes our thinking towards abusive parents), and a foster parent who will share about their recent experience interacting with a birthparent.
This is essential information to think about if you are interested in building a relationship with the parents of the children whom you are providing care. We hope you can come to hear insights from, these experienced individuals, as the Vulnerable Children’s Ministry at Willow seeks to support you in the important work that you are doing. DCFS credit hours will be awarded for all licensed foster parents who attend this meeting.
Please bring a dish to share. Beverages will be provided.
Child care is available if you r.s.v.p.with the number of children and their ages to Dina at firstname.lastname@example.org.