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February 2016
Monthly Update: Making a Difference

Before the month of February is out, the Florida Foster Care Review team would like to take this opportunity to thank you - our volunteers and supporters - for sharing your heart with our community's foster children!
Promoting educational support for 3 siblings
In December 2015, the CRP heard the case of three children who, despite tutoring, were doing poorly in school. Report cards reflected that the children were putting forth maximum effort but were nonetheless struggling in core subjects. The case manager supervisor reported that the judge had just ordered an educational review...


Volunteer Spotlight - Lisa Delasotta
Lisa Delasotta has what many might consider an ideal background for a volunteer on FFCR's Citizen Review Panel - she has a bachelor degree in Early Education and Psychology, a Masters in Special Ed, and a JD. While in law school, she interned at the District Attorney's office in Philadelphia in the family violence department. But Lisa did not particularly enjoy law school or the law, and decided against a career in that field. Instead...
FFCR promotes adoption and foster parenting at NexGen concert
With DCF Secretary Mike Carroll, FFCR Program Director Vanessa Mu´┐Żoz promotes adoption and foster parenting.
Residents of South Florida were invited to learn more about the importance of adoption and foster parenting at an event in Miami's Bayfront Park on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Highlighting the need for stable, loving families for the many children entering the Miami-Dade/Monroe foster care system, "Fostering Success: One Teen at a Time" included a free concert by NexGen, a band featuring youth currently or formerly in foster care...
Foster Youth Weekly, FFCR's Online Newspaper
Like being in the know? FFCR curates Foster Youth Weeklyan online paper focusing on resources useful to and supportive of youth in foster care and young adults recently in care. Check it out for employment information and more. To receive it in your inbox, be sure to subscribe!