As the pandemic continues to impact our lives daily, non-profits such as our own, are creating new opportunties to meet their missions. We have several upcoming virtual events are scheduled in the coming weeks.
The first two are in collaboration with the Foster Family Alliance of North Carolina. In 2018, over 11,000 children were in foster care in NC due to abuse, neglect, and trauma. Of those children in care, 42% had 2 or more placements (over 4 placements = 22%).We know that multiple placements usually occur because of problematic behaviors of those children in care: foster parents believe they cannot manage the child in their home. Researchers have found that rates of FASD are as much as 10 times higher than in the general population. Preparing families can improve outcomes for youth and reduce the number of out of home placements.
For the second year, we will have a presence at Cary Share and Care, which will be virtual this year. Over 50 organizations will be sharing their resources for those with special needs; this information will be at your fingertips throughout the month of February.