At the request of one of our foster carer’s birth children, we held a ‘My Family Fosters’ training couse for sons and daughters of foster carers recently. The program was facilitated by Scott Winham whose Mum fostered when he was growing up, so he was able to bring real life experience to the program content. The participants learned about their responsibilities as an integral part of the foster family team and were also introduced to foster care from the perspective of the young person in care. Comments received afterwards were very positive, including, ‘I found it very interesting to hear other birth children’s points of view’ and ‘It gave me a second way of thinking and did help me understand’.
Thank you to everyone who gave up a Saturday to attend the training.