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Saskatchewan Foster Families Association exists to support and encourage foster families through education and advocacy, helping create healthy homes, positive environments, and brighter futures for children and youth in care across the province.
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Representatives of the SFFA will be in Creighton on April 15. Drop by our open house at the Family Room at the Creighton Community School between 6:30 and 8:30 to learn all about the SFFA and how to become a foster parent!!
We're heading to Sandy Bay on April 15. We will be there from 11:30-1:30 at the Community Resource Center. Come learn about the SFFA and how to become a foster parent!!
We're heading to Weyburn on April 20th to offer training to foster parents in Stress Management and Helping Youth Through Depression. The classes will be facilitated by SFFA staff member Wayne Roman who has a BA in Psych and Sociology. If you are a foster parent in the Weyburn/Estevan area you will receive details in the mail. Other regions and topics to follow!!!!
I'm preparing training for the spring and came across this great idea for young people to prevent themselves from dog bites Be a Tree (when approached by a dog) • Stop • Fold in your branches (hold your hands and arms in a non-threatening position in front of your stomach) • Watch your roots grow (stare at your feet, DO NOT look into the dog’s eyes) • Count in your head until the dog goes away or help arrives
Fostering Stories...Gena Morrow - Ottawa, ON Gena Morrow’s parents raised her to be strong and taught her she could be anything she wanted to be. When she moved to Manitoba for university she started doing volunteer work with street kids, many of whom were either involved with Children’s Aid Society (CAS) or were running from CAS, and it was quite an eye-opener. “It was the first time I lived in the city and I learned there were people living on the street,” she says. “I’d been given so much and then I met these kids and saw where they came from and it was just something I couldn’t walk away from.” Years later, Gena had her own kids and a spare bedroom. “I had separated from my husband and I saw a TV show and they said that you could be a foster parent even if you were single. I phoned up and said ‘I’m finishing my degree and I’ve got these kids, but I have a room.’” That was 22 years ago, and Gena’s been fostering ever since. She even met her current husband, Tony, through fostering. His son and her son were at a birthday party, and all the kids were in costumes. Gena was looking for her foster children, and Tony told her he’d love to foster but he wasn’t able to because he was single. “I looked at him and said, ‘I’m a single parent and I foster,’ and off we went.” Gena and Tony focus on fostering school-aged children and since they intend to keep on fostering for a lot of years, they take on children that are likely going to be long-term foster kids. The four children they currently foster have been with them for almost 10 years. The most important quality for a foster parent to have, she says, is being open to loving kids. “You’re going to get kids from different backgrounds, histories, priorities, values, and there’s got to be room for that.” It can be as simple as a child’s idea of what’s okay for supper being different than your own. You need to be able to “roll with it,” says Gena. Gena says that there’s a big misconception that foster kids are bad kids. “Foster kids are kids that are in need of protection. It has nothing to do with being a bad kid. Foster kids are victims. They’re kids who have incredible stresses in their lives and kids who couldn’t be with their families. That’s horrible.” They also have to handle living with the stigma of being in foster care, says Gena, so it’s difficult. But fostering can make a big difference in these children’s lives. “I’ve seen kids that looked scary when they first came and they turned into spectacular young people. It’s amazing how resilient kids are and how they can heal and grow. How they can start looking at their histories and make sense of it all. That’s the reason to step in and make a difference.”
Did you know that today, March 4 is International Scrapbooking Day? A great cold evening for you to sit down with your foster children and work on their life books!!!!
We're looking for foster parents who are in good standing and foster children under the care of the Provincial Government to volunteer. We need Peer Support volunteers who can lend a caring ear for other foster parents in Buffalo Narrows, Weyburn, Melfort, Nipawin, North Battleford, Prince Albert and Regina. If you are interested contact Wayne at (306) 975-1528
We're looking for foster parents who are in good standing and foster children under the care of the Provincial Government to volunteer. We need Rate Board volunteers in Weyburn and Fort Qu'Appelle. If you are interested contact Wayne at (306) 975-1528
We're looking for foster parents who are in good standing and foster children under the care of the Provincial Government to volunteer. We need PRIDE co-trainers in Meadow Lake, Melfort and Nipawin. If you are interested contact Wayne at (306) 975-1528
The Saskatchewan Foster Families Association will be traveling the province this spring offering half day symposiums on topics of interest to foster parents. They will be taught by SFFA Volunteer and Training Consultant, Wayne Roman who holds a 3 yr BA in Psychology and a 4 yr BA in Sociology. The courses are being developed as we speak and we welcome any ideas for topics. Please contact Wayne at firstname.lastname@example.org or (306) 975-1528. See you in Weyburn, Lloydminster, Meadow Lake and Moose Jaw!!
All potential foster parents are required to take PRIDE training as part of the assessment process. If you are living in Prince Albert and area and are thinking about becoming a foster parent give Wayne a call at 1-800-667-7002. Training in Prince Albert starts March 3.
We are looking for foster parents to volunteer as Peer Support, Rate Board and PRIDE co-trainers. If you are a foster parent in good standing in Saskatchewan and registered with the Ministry of Social Services then please call Wayne at (306) 975-1528 to see if you can help.
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What is a foster home? Foster homes provide at-risk children a temporary, safe place to live until they can be reunited with their families or, in some cases, placed permanently with adoptive families. Some children stay in foster care for days or weeks; some stay for years. Fostering a child is important, difficult and selfless work. Those who take it on know that every day spent in their care, that child is getting the consistency and love he or she may otherwise not have. <3 For more information on how to become a foster parent call 1-800-667-7002 or visit sffa.sk.ca
Are you looking for a rewarding position in Regina? We are seeking an individual to support 3 families in Regina. If you would like more information please visit the link below. https://www.saskjobs.ca/jsp/joborder/detail.jsp?job_order_id=624523
We are looking for immediate help for a family in Regina. The hours would be 9-5 Monday to Friday. Please call 306.361.6468 for more information!
We currently have a fulltime opening in Wakaw! Visit our link below for more information. https://www.saskjobs.ca/jsp/joborder/detail.jsp?job_order_id=593137
We have a number of job opportunities available across the province for individuals looking to provide supports to foster homes. If you are interested please email me at Kendra@sffa.sk.ca for more information.
The Saskatchewan Foster Families is in need of support staff in both Regina and Saskatoon Areas. If you are looking for a rewarding position please email email@example.com for more details.
The Saskatchewan Foster Families Association will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary in June. We will also be hosting on biennial conference the weekend of June 13 & 14...great speakers like Michael Kerr, Brian Trainor, STR8UP and we are very excited to have Mike Scott presenting also. For more information call the Saskatchewan Foster Families Association Provincial Office for more information 1.888.276.2880 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org