HOW CAN YOU SIMPLY & EFFECTIVELY ENGAGE YOUR CHURCH OR MINISTRY IN SERVING BREVARD FOSTER FAMILIES TODAY? READ ON FOR SOME GREAT IDEAS!
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GIVE FOSTER PARENTS A BREAK
MEET TANGIBLE NEEDS
Wrap It Up
Collect gift wrap, tape, bows, tags, gift bags, tissue paper
Socks and Locks
Collect socks and hair care items (brushes, combs, ponytail holders, bows, etc.)
Dinner’s on Us
Collect $25 gift cards to various restaurants
Bed, Bath & Books
Collect a set of PJs, a bottle of bath soap, and a book for each child (This one would require more detailed planning including signups for PJ sizes.)
Thrilled to Build
Collect small sets of building toys (LEGO, KNex, tangrams, blocks, any small building set)
WRAP AROUND FOSTER FAMILIES
HOST EVENTS & TRAININGS
Uplift Brevard Support Groups are held every other month in various parts of the county, providing training and peer support.
TBRI and Trauma-Informed Care
Annually, the Hope for the Journey virtual conference gives foster and adoptive parents training in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) to guide them in caring for children who have experienced trauma. Churches host and provide childcare. GTA also has two TBRI Practitioners on staff who can provide training to caregivers, church staff and volunteers, and community responders.
Family Fun Events
These events are opportunities for foster families to gather with other foster families, have fun, and build connections. They can be simple like a playground meet-up with dinner from a food truck or huge like a carnival event with bounce houses and catered food.