Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Healthy Foster Care America

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics has a Healthy Foster Care America section on its website tailored to foster care? 

The Healthy Foster Care America page is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and teens in foster care through the following key features:

  • Educational fact sheets
  • Adaptable forms
  • Guidance for professionals and families
  • Subscription to the Healthy Foster Care America listserv
  • Tips on how to advocate for the health needs of children and teens in foster care
  • A Special Place for Children and Families portal

This section also has a resource library, which includes topics and materials related to the health issues and needs of children and teens in foster care.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Texas foster youth camp seeks campers and mentors

Camp Constellation, which brings together foster care youth from across the state of Texas and pairs them with foster care alumni who serve as mentors, will be held May 4-6, 2012 at Camp For All in Burton, Texas.

Camp Constellation organizers are seeking foster care alumni to serve as mentors -- approximately 30 mentors are needed. Mentors can access the volunteer/counselor application here.

For parents interested in having their children in care participate, the camp's fees are $350 and covers supplies, insurance, camp cost and transportation costs.

Camp Constellation is the flagship program of the Constellation Foundation, which seeks to improve the outcomes of aged-out foster care youth by creating a network of peers and mentors and providing support during critical development stages.

For more information about Camp Constellation, visit the website or contact Natalie Lee at 817.991.3773 or at natalie@campconstellation.org.