Foster Parent Meeting Scheduled

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The Payson Area Recruitment and Retention Council and Helping Adoptive and Foster Parents Together are sponsoring a meeting to assist foster parents in effective communication with others who interact with their foster children.

This panel will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 913 S. Ponderosa (use east entrance), from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 16.
Panelists are expected to include Judge Peter Cahill; a CPS representative, Ramona Cameron, Globe office; a therapist, Christine Tetzloff, Ph.D.; the local CASAoordinator, Katrisha Stuler; a state licensing worker, Bertha Winfield, OLCR; an attorney, Doris Wait; a foster care review board representative, Courtney Riddle; an experienced foster parent, Penni Stonebrink; and Kris Jacober, of the Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents.

Each panelist will address two questions: "What information is most needed to benown by foster parents about the children in their care?" and "What is the best way for this information to be received and presented to each person in the system?"Ample time will be given for questions and answers.

Attendees are advised to bring your own lunch. Childcare will be provided, RSVP to Penni at (928) 468-6903.

This panel is open to current foster parents,ystem participants, anyone considering becoming a foster parent and anyone interested in gaining a broader understanding of the foster care system.

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