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Foster Care is the temporary service provided to ensure the safety and well-being of children/youth while in out-of-home care.  

Foster homes are needed for all ages, but especially for teens and sibling groups.

Listen to a short Public Service Announcement (PSA) from a teen on how a foster family made all the difference for him:


Here is a PSA with a story of a family who took care of a brother and sister with the support of their faith community:


It takes a team to make a difference in the life of a child so we are excited about your interest in our foster care program!! Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:


If you are interested in more information about how you can help, please contact a Wyoming Foster Care Coordinator in your area or complete and submit the following form:



PUBLICATIONS:

A publication of The Wyoming Children's Justice Project (CJP). Click here for other publications and training available through the CJP.

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Archived Training


Topic: Reasonable & Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS)


Information and all links for the Reasonable & Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS) Training for foster parents & caregivers (October, 2016)

All foster parents/caregivers are required to attend a training on the Reasonable & Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS) or watch the recorded webinar and submit the completed quiz to your Foster Care Coordinator (for which you will receive two (2) hours towards your training hours).


Summary of steps to complete the training (if not already completed):

  1. Prior to watching the RPPS webinar, please watch the Icebreaker Training Video at: https://youtu.be/fPh01WHNRCk (17 minutes) - https://youtu.be/fPh01WHNRCk
  2. Review the handouts in the “training packet” (below)
  3. Watch the webinar at: https://wyo.adobeconnect.com/p893ngkmfws/  or https://youtu.be/4MG1uEfFaS0
  4. Read the Q&A  
  5. Complete one of the training sections on your F-SS55a - Training Log and keep it for your records as documentation of training you have completed
  6. Complete and turn in the RPPS Quiz to your Foster Care Coordinator
Please let your Foster Care Coordinator or the child's caseworker know if you have any questions.

Link to attachments in the "training packet":


Link to Google Drive folder with all of the above handouts:  

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6DSpyyE-UESbVI4azVxRVJ5WVE


Topic: Advanced Health Care Directives and what youth turning 18 (and older) should know about them


Date:  Original presentation held December 7, 2010  4:00 - 5:00 pm

Archive Location:   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wyoming-foster-care


Handouts:

  Advanced Healthcare Directives for Youth - Powerpoint Presentation    

  Advanced Healthcare Directives pamphlet   

  Advanced Healthcare Directives form






Dana Ward, 

Foster Care Program Analyst

(307) 352-2509

dana.ward@wyo.gov








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