Remember to take advantage of the special discount offer for the Living with FASD mp3 recordings and transcripts. Only until December 18th will you pay a final price of $48.50! After December 18th the regular price will increase to $147.00. CFFA members will receive a 50% discount off the new regular price of $147 = $97.
More information on the recordings and the offer is available here.
To purchase the recordings, visit LivingWithFASD.com/cffa and enter this special coupon code at the checkout: LWF-CFFA
Our online version of the November 2013 CFFA Bulletin is now available.
This issue includes
- Information about the elections to be held at the 2014 AGM.
- Congratulatory letters from Governor General David Johnston and Prime Minister Stephen Harper in celebration of Foster Family Week.
- A special offer on audio recordings about living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
- Provincial and Territorial reports.
Download a PDF of the Newsletter here.
SPECIAL OFFER FROM THE CANADIAN FOSTER FAMILY ASSOCIATION (CFFA)!
As a parent of a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), wouldn’t it be nice to get your hands on essential tips and ideas from experts with the latest research, without leaving the comfort of your home? And how reassuring would it be if those experts also happened to be parents of children with FASD themselves? Who knows better than people like you who walk in the same shoes you do!
To hear experts on FASD speak, you usually need to attend an FASD conference in person. However, now there is an easier way! In September, I attended an online conference called the Living With FASD 2013 Summit. 22 expert interviews were recorded so participants could listen from the comfort of their own home, on their own time. I can play these interviews on my computer, and I have downloaded the MP3 recordings of each interview onto my MP3 player. I also have transcripts of each interview. Read more
National Foster Family Week is being celebrated across Canada October 20 – 26, 2013!
During this week foster families are recognized for the work they do throughout the year with children and youth who are unable to live with their families. Foster families not only open their homes to children and youth, but their hearts as well.
We have healthier communities and stronger citizens because of the dedication and commitment that foster families have for our children and youth.
The Canadian Foster Family Association (CFFA) has developed a short video in celebration of foster families and to thank them for the incredible work that they do. You can see it here.
In celebration of Foster Family Week, we are happy to receive recognition and warm wishes from our Governor General, His Excellency David Johnston and our Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper.
Download our His Excellency David Johnston’s letter here.
Download Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s letter here.
The Canadian Foster Family Association would like to recognize and thank foster families across Canada for their love and commitment to children and youth in care! Read more
Nancy MacFarlane, foster parent and Canadian Foster Family Association Treasurer, was among 30 Prince Edward Island Foster Parent recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.
A special ceremony was held on September 10, 2012 with Senators Catherine Callbeck and Elizabeth Hubley presenting the medals. The CFFA would like to congratulate Nancy and her husband Wayne, and the other foster parents who received this medal. Read more
The Living with FASD telesummit will begin September 9th and will run for 12 days (www.LivingWithFASD.com). Most of the speakers (15 of 22) are professionals, who are also raising children with FASD. We have purposely selected speakers with these dual qualifications for our interviews because they are in a position to provide practical tips and strategies based on the latest research combined with their own personal experience. Here are three examples of how people you serve could benefit from participating in this global on line event:
· How sensory processing challenges affect behavior and learning and ways to maximize success
· How to engage mental health providers in a positive way while questioning their decisions;
· How to assess the extent of caregiver stress parents may be experiencing and practical tips to reduce stress
· For a more complete list of listener benefits, please go to www.LivingWithFASD.com.
Our online version of the March 2013 CFFA Bulletin is now available.
This issue features a summary of our 2013 National Conference which was hosted by Ontario this year. You’ll will also find the usual letters from the CFFA President and VP’s, Secretary and Treasurer, along with the usual Provincial and Territorial Association reports.
Download a PDF of the Newsletter here.
The Foster Parents Society of Ontario (FPSO) hosted this years National Conference June 10 – 16th (“United In Caring”) in Richmond Hill, Ontario. It was an honor to be part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations!
The Canadian Foster Family Association (CFFA) held business meetings during the first part of the week. These included the CFFA Executive meeting, Board of Directors meeting and Provincial/Territorial (P/T) President’s meeting. The Executive Directors from each of the Provincial and Territorial Foster Parent Organizations held a one day meeting and then joined the conference. Read more