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Training/Support Network Meeting Announcements

Free CPR Training

FAFS is pleased to share this list of free or low cost CPR Training providers! There’s also CPR Training providers who provide discounted rates to resource parents. Learning CPR could potentially save the life of a child in your home, so if you are interested, please contact the provider in your area for more information.

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Click to see a calendar of FAFS’ Support Network Meetings for Foster Adoptive & Kinship Parents in NJ

Support/Advocacy Announcements

Emergency Care In Case of a Disaster

Are you a resource parent willing to provide care to any unaccompanied minors during a disaster? The New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency is looking to compile a list of providers who can care for children of any age in case of an emergency. Families interested in participating are asked to call FAFs at 1.800.222.0047.

A Message from New Jersey Department of Children and Families

To prevent subsidy and board payment disruptions, you may receive a debit card while your direct deposit enrollment packet is being processed. The debit card may be used until your bank authorizes direct deposit payments. If you have questions before July 1, 2014, please call the New Jersey Department of Children & Families Office of Advocacy at 1-877-543-7864. After July 1, 2014, please call the New Jersey Department of Children & Families Customer Service Center at 1-844-830-6178. For more information, click here.

Mobile Response and Stabilization Services

We are excited to announce that all New Jersey resource and kinship placements have been selected to participate in the Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS) project. All children and youth placed by CP&P local offices will receive services through MRSS at the time of placement. The purpose of this project is to provide increased support to our children and Resource Parents during the transition into their new home. The project has an aggressive roll out schedule whereby this service will be active on all placements in all counties by April 2017. Below is a quick guide of the benefits and services of MRSS for your review.

Guide for New Jersey’s Resource Families

• Mobile Response and Stabilization Services are available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week and can be reached toll-free at 1-877-652-7624;

• Families should call for help when a child is involved in an emotional or behavioral health crisis that causes a disruption in the home. (Call 911 if someone’s life or health is in danger);

• Mobile Response is also available whenever a child between the ages of 3 and 18 is initially placed with your family;

• A request for services and consent from a resource family is all it takes to receive a Mobile Response dispatch and intervention services;

• Mobile Response will respond to your request for assistance by coming to your home within one hour or within 24 hours at an convenient time;

• Mobile Response will work with you and your child to reduce or deescalate the identified behaviors and may provide intervention services during the 72 hours following the request for dispatch;

• A plan will be developed that will include identified behaviors that need to be addressed, strategies to address the behaviors, and desired outcomes;

• Mobile Response may recommend stabilization management services for up to 8 weeks. These services could include stabilization services, Intensive In-Community Services and/or Behavioral Assistance Services.

Looking for the Latest Training / Meeting Announcements?

Click to see a calendar of FAFS’ Support Network Meetings for Foster Adoptive & Kinship Parents in NJ

A reminder from NJ Office of Licensing

In light of the fact that many Resource Families are active users of Facebook and other social networking websites, we want to remind everyone that confidentiality of children in placement and information regarding their families extends to this mode of communication. Any information regarding DCF children and families that is shared on Facebook, including photos or any other social networking site, is a breach of confidentiality.

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Diggerland Coupon

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Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Waterpark Coupon

Click here for a full day admission coupon for Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Waterpark in West Berlin, NJ.

Apple Camp Opportunities

If the children in your care are between the ages of 8-12, there is an excellent opportunity to attend Apple Camp! In just 3 days, they can learn how to make movies with iMovie and create interactive books in iBooks. For more information, click here. If you’re looking for an Apple Store near you, visit here.

Discount at Cherry Hill TGI Friday’s

TGI Friday’s, 2125 Route 38, Cherry Hill is offering $10 off any meal $30 or more to all foster, adoptive and kinship parents. Click here to download the coupon. The coupon can be used more than one any day Monday through Thursday.

Deals and Discounts For Resource Families in NJ

15% off any check indefinitely if a resource parent uses the code RESOURCE PARENT at the register at Pancheros Mexican Grill, 910 Haddonfield Berlin Road in Voorhees.

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