Women in the NAACP (DM Branch) 4 part series on:  Recruitment and Retention of Foster Parents
Women in the NAACP (DM Branch) 4 part series on:  Recruitment and Retention of Foster Parents
News & Events

Events Calendar

Women in the NAACP (DM Branch) 4 part series on: Recruitment and Retention of Foster Parents

Part 1:  Kinship Placement for African-American children - Monday, May 17 - 6:30- 7:30 PM
             REGISTER: http://bit.ly/iowakinship      QUESTIONS:  secretary@NAACPdesmoines.com

Part 2:  Trauma

Part 3:  Trans-Racial Adoption

Part 4 - Panel of Foster Parents

About this series… In this four part educational series, prospective and current foster parents will take part in a virtual learning environment on key issues that impact the success of African American children that are involved in child welfare. The series will also provide an opportunity to engage perspective African American parents in the role of becoming a foster parent.

n this first session, Dr. Tera Jordan and Andrea Dencklau will share their research on “kinship” placement of African American children that are involved in the Iowa child welfare system. Participants will have the opportunity to gain information on the following:

• Definition of “kinship placement” and its origins
• Family First legislation and its impact on children in foster care
• Impact of kinship placement on African American foster children/youth
• Family dynamics of African American children/youth that are in kinship placements
• Connection to Four Oaks Family Connections program for those individuals that may be interested in fostering a child.

For more information, please click here.

© 2021 MindSpring Mental Health Alliance (formerly NAMI Greater Des Moines). All Rights Reserved.