FFA-NC is Here to Support You!

Hello foster, adoptive, and kindship families. How can we help you? In October, Foster Family Alliance of North Carolina (FFA-NC) established 1-800-578-7770, a toll-free number for families or anybody with questions regarding becoming a resource family. So far we have had families call our 800 number regarding: the challenges of getting licensed because of water on or near their property,

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Free Online Courses for Resource Parents

The NC Division of Social Services is proud to offer fosteringNC.org, 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: Child Welfare Services: Overview, Key Terms, and Resources. Part of the “Stakeholder Engagement Series,” this 25-minute course gives a high-level overview and

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Supporting Successful Transitions (for Everyone!)

Have you heard the expression, “The only constant in life is change?” This phrase resonates with most people, but for children and youth in foster care it rings especially true. For most kids, placement in care brings waves of change that can affect every dimension of their lives: their clothes and toys. How things smell. Where and with whom they

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Mindset: Make the Best of It
What I’ve learned from transitions: Reflections from foster care alumni

by Megan Holmes • “Time is filled with swift transitions” — Jennie B. Wilson We quickly learn the truth in this statement as we grow, learn, and develop throughout life. I can personally attest to this phrase being true because I’ve experienced many transitions in my two-and-a-half decades. I’ve transitioned from multiple homes from a young age prior to foster care,

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