Vol. 16, No. 2 • May 2012

Get In-Service Training Credit for Reading this Newsletter!

If you are a North Carolina foster parent you can enjoy reading Fostering Perspectives and earn credit toward your relicensure. Just write down the answers to the questions below and present them to your social worker. If your answers are satisfactory, you’ll receive 30 minutes of credit toward your in-service training requirement. If you or your licensing social worker have questions about this method of gaining in-service credit, please contact the N.C. Division of Social Services at 919/334-1176.

In-Service Quiz, FP v16#2

  1. Name eight different kinds of people that writing contest respondents say they would invite to a CFT.

  2. NC’s child welfare policy manual can be found online at http://info.dhhs.state.nc.us/olm/manuals/manuals.aspx?dc=dss. What chapter deals with child and family team meetings?

  3. Name two things Becky Burmester learned about CFTs from Billy Poindexter’s book, “A Place for Voices.”

  4. List three of the benefits of CFTs described by Joan Pennell in this issue.

  5. Where can you find a youth-friendly brochure about CFTs?

  6. Linda Waters tells the story of a young man who was reluctant to speak at CFTs. What happened when this child finally opened up?

  7. How would you support and prepare a child in your care who was anxious about an upcoming CFT?

  8. What are the goals of the newly elected president of the NC Foster and Adoptive Parent Association?

  9. What is “It’s My Transition” and how can you learn more about it?

  10. Name four things foster parents can do to help maintain connections between siblings who do not live in the same home.

~ Family and Children's Resource Program, UNC-CH School of Social Work ~