Idaho Community Foundation
We are excited to announce that A New Beginning received a grant of $3,599 from the Agnes Barrick Fund for the CASI Foundation in the Idaho Community Foundation.
This grant will allow four of A New Beginning’s social work team to attend this year’s North American Conference on Adoptable Children (NACAC) in July. Over three days, our social work team (Amber, Amy, Stephanie and Christy) will collectively be attending 31 breakout sessions with topics ranging from Diagnoses, Practical Parenting tips for children from a trauma background, Peer Support and Mentoring groups, Transitioning from a foster family to an adoptive family to Recruiting families for teens in foster care and everything in between. We are excited to gain more tools to support the families and kids in our adoption programs.
Each of the NACAC conferences focus on strategies, services and supports to help families providing Foster Care and those who adopting children out of Foster Care. There is an overwhelming need for homes for older children and sibling groups in the foster-care system. But its not just about a temporary placement or a placement. It’s about permanent and healthy placements which means services for the adoptable children, the families adopting them and the existing biological children already in the home. While we are so proud of the programs we have in place to help A New Beginning’s families transition with education, continued connection and support from the agency and monthly support groups, we are excited about expanding our peer support and family support services to each of our families.
Who is NACAC?
The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) supports, educates, inspires and advocates so adoptive families thrive and every child in foster care has a permanent, safe and loving home.