Foster Parents; Hosting mini seminars
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In this series, we are going to do something a little different. We are going to talk to you about seminars, workshops to assist other foster parents who are threatened. Let us begin with asking you a question, memories are? Answer, treasures to stay locked in our hearts and minds forever. Do we share those memories or keep them for ourselves?
- Memories are shared with family members, about the day Johnnie had his first birthday party, or Susie went shopping for clothes, or Marty rode a horse for the first time in his life. Memories.
- Your memories are safely tucked away, however, there are other real foster parents out there who live on the dark horizon, a threat looms over them of future memories being destroyed. They find themselves aboard a crashing plane no one is willing to talk about, there is no flight attendant up front demonstrating what to do in the event the aircraft must make an emergency landing, instead our class trainers attempt to hide it from us, like a secret that we must not introduce. Hush, now we must not bring it up or allow questions.
Trainers seem to think that ignorance is bliss.
To initiate any relationship based upon lies, this kind of reasoning escapes me.
Suggested reading; The Importance of Trust. They fail to realize is that they will lose foster parents anyway when they face the storm alone, a storm that you were not prepared for.
A lie of omittance is when the entire story is not told, just the facts you want known.
Remember that. The risk is getting worse as time goes by, a few years ago the percentage was 1 in 8 having an accusation filed against you, as a foster parent. Now in today’s world it is up 400%, and even this analogy was a few years ago. Something is changing in fostering, the children are changing. If these children have been in the Foster Care System, for any length of time they have learned from their peers how to get out of a foster home that has rules, discipline in any shape or form. They simply pick up the phone and call in an allegation.
Question; How can we fight that?
There are all sorts of allegations out there, creative people keep inventing them, new ways to trouble a foster, adoptive, or biological parent. Allegations are all too real for those foster parents who have witnessed them up front and personal, as we say ‘it is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when‘.
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