SaySo welcomes new program coordinator

SaySo welcomes Cherie Watlington as the new SaySo Program Coordinator. Cherie grew up in North Carolina. After graduating from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T) with a Bachelor in Social Work, she attended North Carolina State University and earned a Masters in Social Work. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Cherie’s work experience includes facilitating batterer

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A Reader Asks
What does NC do to help youth achieve permanence?

North Carolina recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to raise and promote social awareness throughout the year. We believe every child and youth deserves the chance to grow up in a family that can provide them with love, hope, and stability. This article describes some of the many things North Carolina does as part of its commitment

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FFA-NC is here for you!
Foster Family Alliance of North Carolina

Welcome to the Foster Family Alliance of North Carolina! If you are a foster, adoptive, or kinship family in North Carolina you are automatically a member of FFA-NC. Our organization began more than 40 years ago (in 1975) as the North Carolina Foster Parent Association and changed its name in 2006 to the North Carolina Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

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A Learning Site for NC's Resource Parents

The NC Division of Social Services is proud to offer, a learning site for our state’s resource parents. This site features online courses, webinar recordings, videos and podcasts, and answers to frequently asked questions. Free courses include: Human Trafficking 101 for Resource Parents. This 90-minute course explains what human trafficking is, how to recognize it, and how North Carolina

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COVID-19: Rising to the Occasion

They say experience is the greatest teacher. But what can you learn when your teacher is a pandemic? As it turns out, plenty. Since COVID-19 hit in March, life has been stressful, tiring, and hard. The virus has been a crash course in society-wide disruption. But this isn’t the pandemic’s only lesson. In North Carolina’s foster care program, resource parents,

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