CNS_Newsletter_20Spring_2008 by shimeiyan

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									                                                                                       “Building Strong Links for
                                                                                           Children in Need”
Partnerships in Parenting
                              A Publication for Foster Care & Adoptive Parents                           Spring, 2008


                                             A Message from the CEO
                                             Dear Foster and Adoptive Parents,

                                              In recognition of National Foster Parent Appreciation Month, I would
                                              like to take a moment to recognize the people that truly are making
                                              a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. Foster
                                              and adoptive parents vary in family size, income, marital status and
                                              ethnicity. There is one common factor that links them all together:
                            love. I truly believe that it is a calling to be a foster or adoptive parent. Maybe it is
                            something that was done in your own family or perhaps your own experiences led
                            you to believe you could make a difference. Whatever the inspiration was that got
                            you here, we are all thankful.

                            Foster and adoptive parents have the hardest job of all. Children are taken from
                            their families under very stressful circumstances and traumatized by the removal.
                            They are then placed into a home with strangers without the comfort of their own
                            bed, pillow or belongings. They then wait weeks, months or years to see if they will
                            go home. If they cannot, they then wait for a forever family to call their own.

                            It is you who comforts these children and makes them a part of your family. You
                            wipe their tears, hold them when they are sick and teach them how to thrive despite
                            their circumstances. It is you who works with their biological family, showing them
                            how to be better parents to their children. And then finally, you support their return
                            home or provide them with a loving, permanent home.

                            I would like to express my sincerest appreciation for the dedication and love
                            that each of you shows our children. With your help, our children are living the
                            childhood they deserve. On behalf of the Children’s Network and all of our partner
                            agencies, thank you and God bless!
                            Sincerely,



                            Nadereh Salim
                            Chief Executive Officer
                            “We should not be asking who this child belongs to, but who belongs to this child.”
                                                              - Jim Gritter
PoSt-AdoPtion ServiceS                             Fun Summer ActivitieS                       Finding A Summer Job

One misconception that often causes            Summer is here and school is out!            For kids who grow up struggling in
unnecessary anxiety for future adoptive        Why not grab the family and make the         school, having a job can be a new way to
parents is that once the adoption is           most of the season!                          feel successful. There is nothing like the
finalized, the family is no longer able to                                                  smile that a first paycheck can put on a
ask for help. The Children’s Network           •    Go for a swim.
                                               •    Go for ice cream.                       child’s face.
realizes how important that is, so
                                               •    Go to a baseball game.                  But in this tight economy, where finding
post-adoption case management is               •    Wash the car.                           a job is harder than ever, wading through
available to all adoptive families. This       •    Go on a picnic.
case manager attends all finalization                                                       the application and interview process
                                               •    Shoot some hoops.
hearings, providing their contact              •    Go for a walk.                          can be daunting, even for the most
information to the family in the event         •    Take in a free outdoor concert.         confident adolescent. Offering help
that they need support or assistance           •    Go to the zoo.                          without taking over can be a challenge,
with locating services in the future.          •    Ride bikes.                             but there is much a parent can do to aid
In addition to the post-adoption case          •    Fly a kite.                             in making the job-hunting experience a
manager, there is an array of services         •    Go fishing.
                                               •    Go to an outdoor play.                  successful one.
available to adoptive families who
                                               •    Go strawberry, raspberry, or            When teens think about getting a job,
reside within the district.
What is included?                                   cherry picking.                         they sometimes conjure up visions of
                                               •    Play miniature golf.                    the perfect dream job rather than an
• Suncoast Psychometrics a 24-                 •    Go in-line skating.                     entry level position that they may qualify
hour hotline to provide assistance             •    Go to a festival or fair.
related to mental health well-being            •    Go to the park.                         for. The reality of performing seemingly
• Behavior Analysis assesses                   •    Run through the sprinkler.              menial tasks and receiving the minimum
behaviors of children, develops                •    Set up a lemonade stand in your         wage can be shocking and discouraging
behavior modification plans and trains              neighborhood.                           for the first-time employee. Parents can
adoptive parents to implement the              •    Have a garage sale.                     help gently set expectations by sharing
plan.                                          •    Draw on the sidewalk with chalk.
                                               •    Play games outside like hide            their own first job stories or those of
• Respite Care temporary care
provided by another family.                         and seek, kick the can,                 other teens. The message should be
• Counseling/therapy                                hopscotch, and tag.                     that everyone starts out small and, with
                                               •    Make popsicles.                         experience and good work ethics, can
To contact your post-adoption case             •    Make homemade ice cream.                move up the ladder.
manager, call either Lutheran Services         •    Offer to wash an elderly
                                                    neighbor’s car.                         Getting a jump on the hordes of college
Florida (for Lee and Charlotte Counties)
                                                                                            students who return home to hit the
at 239/461-7640 or Family Preservation
                                                                                            summer job market is imperative. April
Services (for Collier, Hendry and Glades
Counties) at 239/213-4100.                                                                  is a great time to start the job search
                                                                                            because most college kids won’t return
                                                                                            home until May. Spring break, when
                                                                                            most teens have a week off without
                                                                                            homework, is the ideal window to start
                                                                                            looking around in your community.
                                             Children Continue to Find PermanenCy
 The Children’s Network of Southwest Florida would like to offer a huge congratulations and thank you to our newest adoptive
 families from September 2007 through November 2007. These families have made the ultimate commitment: providing a
 safe, loving and permanent home for children that might never had a family to call their own. We would also like to thank the
 adoptive Child Welfare Case Managers who work long hours to help these families be successful and reach their goals. Again,
 thank you for all that you do for these children! Listed below are our newest families:

      Lutheran Services Florida                                       Family Preservation Services of Florida, Inc.
                                                           Courtney Malone                     David and Marcella Centola
        Steven and Holly Opauski                           Rodney and Patricia Passmore       Kathleen Johnson
        Walter and Christina Pratt                         William and Pegilee Morris         Laurey Ploski
be PrePAred! HurricAne SeASon iS                             “Protect our children” rally
          AlmoSt Here                                              & Fair ShaPeS uP
• Identify one or more locations, in advance, where to go
if you are ordered to evacuate.                             In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, The
                                                            Children’s Network of Southwest Florida has partnered
• Listen to NOAA weather radio, local radio or local TV     with the News-Press to host a free event on April 27th
stations for evacuation instructions.                       at Centennial Park in downtown Ft. Myers. This event,
• Prepare your house by installing hurricane shutters or    which we have named “Protect Our Children,” will be
by obtaining 1/2-inch plywood for all windows.              a rally and fun fair, highlighting safety, parenting and
                                                            common-sense prevention issues.
• Prepare written instructions for turning off water, gas
and electric. (Remember you will need a professional to
turn gas back on).                                          The Rally & Fair will begin at 1:00 PM, with short
                Emergency Checklist                         comments from Major Baker, Ft. Myers PD, Chief
                                                            Petrovich, Cape Coral PD, Lee County Sheriff Scott and
      Create a disaster evacuation plan                   State Attorney Steve Russell, so far. There will be a short
      Identify evacuation routes and prepare               performance by children of Quality Life Center and then
       directions.                                          the festivities begin. Many community resources will be
                                                            represented and on hand to give information and safety
      Make family pet accommodations                       tips regarding children. Ft. Myers Fire Department and
      Compile a disaster supply kit                        Lee County EMS will have emergency vehicles on display,
      First aid kit                                        local law enforcement agencies will demonstrate their
                                                            DARE vehicles, K9 unit, fire and water safety programs
      Clothing and bedding                                 and fingerprinting will be available for children. So far,
      Tools and emergency supplies                         there are two exciting programs that will be presented
      List of important phone numbers                      that day. “Nana Star” and Friends, a musical program
                                                            with animated characters based on a children’s book,
      2-week supply of all medications                     will perform live at 1:30 PM and sign copies of their
      Stock a 3-7 day supply of non-perishable food        book, which will then be raffled with proceeds going to
       & water for each member of the family and all        prevention programs. Then, at 3:00 PM, there will be
       pets.                                                a live performance or “The Merry Makers” by the SW
                                                            Florida Repertory Theatre. Other short safety related
      Make a full inventory list of all household          programs will continue throughout the event and there
       possessions.                                         will be food vendors and other fun activities.
      Ensure homeowner’s insurance is up to date
      Get flood insurance if applicable to area.           Although the reminders of the tragedy of abuse are
      Ensure important documents are readily               present in our everyday lives, we have been working hard
       accessible                                           to turn the spotlight away from that image and redirect it
                                                            to celebrating our children and keeping them safe. The
      Fill up gas tank.
                                                            Children’s Network is committed to promoting our mission
       Agree on meeting arrangements if family or          and spreading awareness throughout our neighborhoods
friends are separated.                                      that abuse is preventable and education is the key to that
      Assume ATMs will be down. Have a ready               prevention. Please come out and join us on April 27th
       supply of cash on hand.                              as we take steps to change the way we respond, as a
                                                            community, to the mistreatment of our children.
                                                            If you would like to (or know anyone who would) have
                                                            an informational table, or participate in some way, at the
                                                            event, please call Aimee or Marie at 239-226-1524.
         Road to Independence for Adopted Teens
      In the recent past, youth between the ages of 16 and 17, may have been discouraged from being adopted,
      as one of the eligibility requirements for the Road to Independence Program was that the youth had to be in
      foster care at the time of turning 18 years old. However, that is no longer the case. Youths who are adopted
      after turning 16 years old are eligible to receive RTI benefits, if they were placed in foster care during the 6
      months immediately before the adoptive placement.


      Participants in the Road to Independence Program will receive the educational and vocational training
      towards achieving independence. Additional benefits include a monthly financial award, which may range
      from $25 - $1,014 per month (determined using a needs assessment), extended case management and
      Medicaid benefits (up to the age of 21), and the college tuition waiver. The program is available up to the
      age of 23, until a Bachelor’s Degree or two certificates are obtained, or until the young adult stops attending
      school, whichever comes first.


      To get an application or additional information, contact the Independent Living Specialist with the Children’s
      Network at 239/226-1524




                                  Art in Spotlight
Here is a new way for you parents to get some of that beautiful, unique artwork off of your refrigerators and into
the spotlight! We would like to make this newsletter more interactive and family-friendly and invite you to help us
give it a new look. Send your child’s drawings to us here at the Children’s Network and we will use some of those
masterpieces to dress up future newsletters, giving your little artist credit for his work.
The newsletter is published each quarter so we’d like to print art that coincides with the season. The next newsletter
will be ready for print sometime in the late summer, probably in time for “Back to School.” You can help your Van Gogh
along the road to fame by inspiring him to create a piece that tells a little story about the season, foster care or happy
families, to name a few. Imagine how exciting it would be for your child to see his refrigerator graffiti transformed to
print and distributed to share with so many other families! We will make every attempt to print as many as possible
and, since we can only print in limited ink, color is not an issue. Artwork should be clear and scan-able.
So, parents, get out the paint brushes, crayons and paper and turn those little prodigies loose! Submit your artwork,
signed by the artist, with a name and age of the talented tot, by mailing it to: CNSWFL 2232 Altamont Ave. Ft. Myers,
FL 33901 Attn: Community Development
        Reading really is FUNdamental!
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) and “ee Publishing & Productions Co.,” helped The Children’s
Network to further prove the fact that getting kids to read is not only a good idea, but it can be fun!

On Saturday, March 15, thousands of families visited Centennial Park in Ft. Myers during the 9th Annual Lee
County Reading Festival, where they enjoyed children’s programs, read books and took home a big assortment
of free stuff. The festival, presented each year by the Lee County Library Association, hosts different best-
selling authors from all over the country, including writers of adult, teen and children’s books.

McGarvey Development, one of our community supporters, helped to sponsor the festival and donated their
booth space to The Children’s Network. Another of our loyal supporters, Suncoast Schools, quickly responded
with a donation of over $2,000.00 worth of children’s books which were given to kids who visited our booth.
Book choices for older children were based on awards won, teacher and critic opinions and subject content
dealing with foster care and other related issues. Books for very young children were donated by K.I.D.S, a
national organization that helps children in distressed situations.

A special new addition to our network family also sent books for youngsters. e.e. Publishing & Productions Co.,
“the laugh-friendly” company and creators of “Nana Star,” donated 400 copies of their book of the same name.
This story was written by sisters, who own the company, and these beautiful books include a DVD with songs
about the characters they created. In addition, Children’s Network received 100 copies of “The Bird Who Wore
Glasses,” also published by them, and these amazing ladies will present their live show for all children at our
“Protect Our Children” Rally & Fair in April.

 After a long, fun day of meeting families, talking to children, selling Children’s Network trinkets (raised
$214.00) and handing out free books to over 500 kids, this writer can say the day was one to be remembered.
In addition to our loyal sponsors and partners, a sincere “thank you” goes out to the following friends who
pitched in to help: Al Olsen (volunteered the Army way), Nikki Olsen of Fair Play, Nadereh Salim and Aimee
McLaughlin of CNSWFL and their young helpers; and the four Lutheran Services case managers who offered
their expertise.



                                                        Meet the Child: Daniel
                                       Daniel is a fair skinned, Caucasian boy with brown hair and brown eyes,
                                       who was born in February 1994. On first meeting, one sees a fairly laid-
                                       back personality that allows him to easily mingle with others, even those
                                       that he has met for the first time. He can present as shy also, but the bet-
                                       ter he knows someone, the more obvious it becomes that he is outgoing,
                                       loves to joke around with others and to have fun.

                                       Daniel’s interests include watching movies, going to the beach, spending
                                       time with those he cares about and, as do most young men his age, play-
                                       ing video games.

                                         Daniel has no significant medical issues, although he is overweight. His
development in all areas has been normal. Academically, he does fairly well in school, but in the past he has
had some issues with aggression towards other children. Interestingly though, he does well with younger kids,
which may be a result of him being the oldest of his siblings. He has been working through some of his issues
and is making great progress. Daniel hopes for a forever family who will love him even if he is not perfect, who
will commit to him through life’s ups and downs, and who will be there to provide a guiding hand and a shoul-
der to lean on. If you are that family, Daniel is waiting for your call.
                         LEE COUNTY FOSTER PARENT TRAINING
     Date / Time                   Topic                   Location                 Registration
 For available dates      Pathways of Hope-         Hope Hospice               Contact: (239) 482-4673
and times, please call    Counseling program        9470 Healthpark Circle     www.hopehospice.org
for more information      that provides grief       Fort Myers, Florida
                          support to the
                          community
April 3, 2008             Attachment Theory-        Riverside Church           Contact:
6:30pm to 8:30pm          Florida Baptist           8660 Daniels Pkwy.         Terry or Amanda
                          Children’s Home           Fort Myers, Florida        (239) 936-3079
                          Support Group Mtg.
April 9, 2008             Baby Care                 Health Park Medical Ctr.   Contact: (239) 433-7799
7:00pm                                              9981 S. HealthPark Drive
                                                    Room H 204
                                                    Fort Myers, Florida
April 9, 2008             Confidentiality and       Lee Mental Health Ctr.     Contact: Victor Gaines
10:00am to 12:00pm        Cultural Competence       2789 Ortiz Avenue          (239)791-1584
or 6:00pm to 8:00pm                                 Bldg. H
                                                    Fort Myers, Florida
May 14, 2008              Working with              Lee Mental Health Ctr.     Contact: Victor Gaines
10:00am to 12:00pm        Biological and Adoptive   2789 Ortiz Avenue          (239)791-1584
or 6:00pm to 8:00pm       Parents                   Bldg. H
                                                    Fort Myers, Florida
May 1, 2008               Child Development-        Riverside Church           Contact:
6:30pm to 8:30pm          Florida Baptist           8660 Daniels Pkwy.         Terry or Amanda
                          Children’s Home           Fort Myers, Florida        (239) 936-3079
                          Support Group Mtg.
June 11, 2008             Behavioral                Lee Mental Health Ctr.     Contact: Victor Gaines
10:00am to 12:00pm        Management Theory         2789 Ortiz Avenue          (239)791-1584
or 6:00pm to 8:00pm       and Skills                Bldg. H
                                                    Fort Myers, Florida
June 5, 2008              Transitioning from        Riverside Church           Contact:
6:30pm to 8:30pm          Foster Care-Gains &       8660 Daniels Pkwy.         Terry or Amanda
                          Losses                    Fort Myers, Florida        (239) 936-3079
                          Florida Baptist
                          Children’s Home
                          Support Group Mtg.
One on One:               Children and/or           TBA                        To register call
Weekdays- 9-5pm           families who have                                    (239) 939-3112, for
Groups: Every             witnessed domestic                                   either a weekday or
Tuesday & Thursday-       violence.                                            evening group
6:30 to 8:30pm
1st Thursday of each      Pediatric Diabetes        East Co.Regional Library   To register call
month starting @                                    881 Gunnery Road           (239) 368-8388
6:30pm                                              Lehigh Acres, Florida
May 8, 2008               Understanding the ESE     First Christian Church     Contact: Barbara
6:30 to 7:30 pm           program within the        2061 McGregor Blvd.        (Foster Parent Support
                          public school system      Fort Myers, Florida        Coordinator)
                          and the process (Foster                              (239) 822-3439
                          Care Support Group
                          Mtg.)
June 12, 2008             Austism & Related         First Christian Church     Contact: Barbara
6:30 to 7:30 pm           Disorders (Foster Care    2061 McGregor Blvd.        (Foster Parent Support
                          Support Group Mtg.)       Fort Myers, Florida        Coordinator)
                                                                               (239) 822-3439


                  COLLIER COUNTY FOSTER PARENT TRAINING
             CHARLOTTE COUNTY FOSTER PARENT TRAINING
     Date / Time                Topic                  Location                 Registration
6:00pm-10:00pm or       Adult CPR/AED          Charlotte County           Contact: Jennifer
8:30am-1:00pm           No scheduled           American Red Cross         Prescott
                        Dates                  1300-D Enterprise Drive    Phone: (941)629-4345
                                               Port Charlotte, FL 33953   for more information or
                                                                          to register.

5:30pm-10:30pm          Infant CPR/AED         Charlotte County           Contact: Jennifer
                                               American Red Cross         Prescott
                                               1300-D Enterprise Drive    Phone: (941)629-4345
                                               Port Charlotte, FL 33953   for more information or
                                                                          to register.

6:00pm-10:00pm          First Aid              Charlotte County           Contact Jennifer
                                               American Red Cross         Prescott
                                               1300 D Enterprise Drive    Phone:(941) 629-3435
                                               Port Charlotte, FL 33953
8:30am-3:30pm           First aid/ Adult CPR   Charlotte County           Contact Jennifer
                                               American Red Cross         Prescott
                                               1300 D Enterprise Drive    Phone:(941) 629-3435
                                               Port Charlotte, FL 33953

Call to schedule        Water Safety           Charlotte County           Contact:
                                               American Red Cross         Jennifer Prescott
                                               1300 D Enterprise Drive    Phone:(941) 629-3435
                                               Port Charlotte, FL 33953
1st Thursday of every   Foster Care Support    Dept of Children and       Contact: Cynthia
month                   Group Meetings         Families                   Foster Parent Support
                                               19500 Toledo Blade Blvd.   Coordinator
                                               Port Charlotte, Florida    (941) 204-7960
                                                                          (941) 613-3912
To be scheduled on      Anita Kos-             Dept of Children and       Contact: Naomi
Tuesdays per request    Identity theft         Families                   (941) 613-3908
                                               19500 Toledo Blade Blvd.
                                               Port Charlotte, Florida
To be scheduled on      Anita Kos –Care        Dept of Children and       Contact: Naomi
Tuesdays per request    Teen Dating Violence   Families                   (941) 613-3908
                                               19500 Toledo Blade Blvd.
                                               Port Charlotte, Florida
To be scheduled on      Anita Kos              Dept of Children and       Contact: Naomi
Tuesdays per request    Sexual assault on      Families                   (941) 613-3908
                        children               19500 Toledo Blade Blvd.
                                               Port Charlotte, Florida
To be scheduled on      Anita Coss             Dept of Children and       Contact: Naomi
Tuesdays per request    Safe dating            Families                   (941) 613-3908
                                               19500 Toledo Blade Blvd.
                                               Port Charlotte, Florida
To be scheduled on      Anita Kos –Care        Dept of Children and       Contact: Naomi
Tuesdays per request    Effects of Domestic    Families                   (941) 613-3908
                        Violence on Children   19500 Toledo Blade Blvd.
                                               Port Charlotte, Florida
                                                                              (239) 822-3439


                  COLLIER COUNTY FOSTER PARENT TRAINING
April 7, 2008           Health and Safety          Collier Co. Health Dept.   Register online at
12:00pm to 2:00pm       Manual                     3301 Tamiami Trail E.      www.elcofswfl.org
                                                   Building H
                                                   Naples, Florida
April 21, 2008          Disaster Prep in Child     Collier Co. Health Dept.   Register online at
12:00pm to 2:00pm       Care                       3301 Tamiami Trail E.      www.elcofswfl.org
                                                   Building H
                                                   Naples, Florida
For available dates &   Family to Family           NAMI                       Contact:
times please call to                               5020 Tamiami Trail         Katherine Hunter
register                                           Suite 106                  (239) 434-6726
                                                   Newsband Bldg.
                                                   Naples, Florida 34103
April-June 2008         Parenting Programs         Collier County             Contact:
Every Monday @                                     Counseling, Inc.           Collier Co. Counseling
6:30 P.M.                                          3375 Tamiami Trail E.      (239) 417-0181
                                                   Suite 200                  cccnaples2272@aol.com
                                                   Naples, Florida 34112
For available dates &   Independent Living         Children’s Home Society    Contact:
times please call to    Workshop                   1940 Maravilla Ave.        Sue Clark
register                                           Fort Myers, Florida        (800) 940-0102 x 308
                                                   33901
April-June 2008         Infant/Child/Adult         Red Cross of Collier       Contact:
(dates to be            CPR & First Aid            County                     Andy Jerent
announced)                                         2610 Northbrooke Plaza     (239) 596-6868
                                                   Drive
                                                   Naples, Florida 34119

Please call for more    Cyberspace Bullying/       Naples Alliance For        Contact:
information on          Internet Safety, Safe      Children                   Judy Gross
upcoming workshops      Streets & Homes:           660 9th Street North,      (239) 732-2740
& seminars              Including Gangs, Child     Suite 35D
                        Abuse, Neglect & Drugs     Naples, Florida 34102
For available dates &   Hurricane preparation      Hendry Health Co. Dept.    Contact:
times please call to    plans, Community           1140 Pratt Boulevard       Health Department’s
register                services in the area and   Labelle, Florida 33935     for further information
                        Child development                                     (Labelle)
                                                Glades Co. Health Dept.       (863) 674-4041 ext. 149
                                                1100 South Olympia Ave.       (Clewiston)
                                                Clewiston, Florida            (863) 902-3311
                                                or                            (Moore Haven)
April-June 2008         Clewiston Foster Parent 956 Hwy 27 SW Library
                                                Clewiston Public              (863) 946-0707
                                                                              Contact:
The 4th Monday of       Support Meeting         120 West Osceola 33471
                                                Moore Haven, FL Avenue        Kristi Anweiler
every month @           (Topics vary monthly)   Clewiston, Florida 33440      (Foster Parent Support
6:00pm                                                                        Coordinator)
                                                                              (239) 682-6344
April-June 2008         Collier County Foster      Family Preservation        Contact:
The 2nd Monday of       Parent Support             Services                   Kristi Anweiler
every month @           Meeting                    2606 Horseshoe Dr. S.      (Foster Parent Support
6:00pm                  (Topics vary monthly)      Naples, Florida 34104      Coordinator)
                                                                              (239) 682-6344
April-June 2008         Labelle Foster Parent      Dept. of Children &        Contact:
The 1st Monday of       Support Meeting            Families                   Kristi Anweiler
every month (rotate)    (Topics vary monthly)      485 East Cowboy Way        (Foster Parent Support
every month @           Meeting                   2606 Horseshoe Dr. S.        (Foster Parent Support
6:00pm                  (Topics vary monthly)     Naples, Florida 34104        Coordinator)
              COLLIER COUNTY FOSTER PARENT TRAINING682-6344                    (239) cont.
April-June 2008           Labelle Foster Parent     Dept. of Children &        Contact:
The 1st Monday of         Support Meeting           Families                   Kristi Anweiler
every month (rotate)      (Topics vary monthly)     485 East Cowboy Way        (Foster Parent Support
                                                             FL 33935          Coordinator)
                                                    Labelle, “Foster Care Resource Library”, please
            **For training resources available through the
                                                through the “Foster Care 239-226-1524. Feel free to
            **For training resources available the Children’s Network at Resource Library”, please
                                                                               (239) 682-6344
            call your re-licensing counselor or through the “Foster Care Resource Library”, please
            **For training resources available the
            **For training resources available
            call the re-licensing counselor or through the “Foster Care 239-226-1524. Feel free to
April-June 2008 yourfollowing websites for helpful Children’s Network at Resource Library”, please
            visityour re-licensing counselor        Dept. of Children &        Contact:
                          Immokalee Foster or the Children’s Network at 239-226-1524. Feel free to
                                                    training topics:
            call yourfollowing websites for helpful Children’s Network at 239-226-1524. Feel free to
            call the
            visit of re-licensing counselor or the training topics:
                          Parent Support            Families
The 1st Monday the following websites for helpful training topics:             Kristi Anweiler
            visit
every monthvisit the following websites for helpful training topics:
              (rotate)
            www.fpaws.org Meeting (Topics vary      750 South 5th Street       (Foster Parent Support
            www.fpaws.org monthly)
            www.adoptuskids.org                     Immokalee, FL 34142        Coordinator)
            www.fpaws.org
            www.fpaws.org
            www.adoptuskids.org
            www.childtraumaacademy.org                                         (239) 682-6344
            www.adoptuskids.org
            www.adoptuskids.org
            www.childtraumaacademy.org
            www.nationalcac.org
            www.childtraumaacademy.org
            www.childtraumaacademy.org
            www.nationalcac.org
            www.fosterparent.com
          HENDRY/GLADES COUNTIES FOSTER PARENT TRAINING
            www.nationalcac.org
            www.nationalcac.org
            www.fosterparent.com
            www.fosterparenttraining.com
            www.fosterparent.com
April 2, 2008             Disaster Prep. in Child Booker T. Washington
            www.fosterparent.com
            www.fosterparenttraining.com                                       Register online at
            www.come-over.to/FAS/videowebcast.htm
            www.fosterparenttraining.com
            www.come-over.to/FAS/videowebcast.htm Care Center
1:00pm to 3:00pm          Care
            www.fosterparenttraining.com            Child                      www.elcofswfl.org
            www.foster-parenting.adoption.com/training
            www.come-over.to/FAS/videowebcast.htm W Gamble St NW
            www.come-over.to/FAS/videowebcast.htm   1230
            www.foster-parenting.adoption.com/training
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                                 Cook’s Corner

                                 Cream Cheese Pound Cake
INGREDIENTS:
• 1 cup butter, room temperature
• 1/2 cup shortening
• 3 cups granulated sugar
• 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
• 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted before measuring
• 6 eggs
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
PREPARATION:
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and shortening with an electric hand-held mixer on medium
speed, until light. Gradually beat in the sugar. Beat in cream cheese. Add flour, alternating with
the eggs, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Pour batter into a
generously greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 325° for about 1 hour and 15 minutes,
until a wooden pick comes out clean when inserted in the center. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes,
and then remove to a rack to cool completely.
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