We have developed educational presentations that our staff can offer at your school, agency or group at any time.
Foster Care: What You Need to Know is a presentation for adults who would like to learn more about foster care in our province, the work of the Provincial Association, and the process of how to apply to become a foster family if they are interested.
Becoming an Effective Advocate is designed to assist current foster parents in enhancing their skills in the area of advocacy. If your Local Association would like to request a presentation, virtually or in person, please contact us.
Different Kinds of Families presentation offers students the opportunity to learn about different types of families(birth, foster, single, blended, adopted, same sex, etc.). It normalizes the reality that everyone’s family looks different and that this is okay.
The presentation is approved by the NLESD and provides information about how families are the same and how they are different. It talks about reasons that children come into care and the reality that not all children live with their birth family. It helps children discuss the topic and aids in removing some of the stigma that still exists for children in care. This information fits with the themes of inclusion, diversity and allowed for thoughtful discussion amongst students.
Feedback from students:
-“No snowflake is the same just like no families are the same. Just because you are with a foster family doesn’t mean you’re different because all families are different.”(Gr 6)
-“Every family is different in their own way.” (Gr 3)
-“Learned things about foster families I did not know before and there are more kids in care than I thought.” (G 7-9)
Feedback from teachers:
-“The kids enjoyed it. We have a student who is in foster care (they are very open about it) who was very happy throughout the presentation. I think it felt good for them to feel represented, and it was nice for them all to learn more about it!” (Gr 6)
-“This is my second year participating with my class and it was just as engaging and informative online. This is an excellent presentation that opened up so many conversations and helped my students build trust and empathy for one another. Learning about the need for foster families was very eye opening for them. Lori, the way you explain the different kind of families is perfect for this age group and it really kept their interest. Thank you! We would love to participate again next year.” (Gr 2)
Please call Lori at 754-0213, 877-754-0218 (toll free) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: We are able to modify presentations to meet your group’s needs.