Adoption Month Resolution Recognizes Local Foster Parent
Outstanding foster mom Jody Colt will be receiving a resolution for Adoption Month on November 19th
By: Our County. Our Kids
Jody Colt is an active adoptive and resource parent from the Santa Ynez Valley. She is a strong advocate for community services and has led the effort for Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) to become a lead trauma informed paradigm in Santa Barbara County.
Colt became certified as a resource parent through Angels Foster Care Santa Barbara, in 2011 with the help of Our County. Our Kids; a program of the Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services and has helped foster four children in care, including one kinship care, as well as three adoptions.
In addition to recognizing the wonderful efforts of amazing local foster parents, the resolution is part of an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges children in the foster-care system face, and to encourage Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of foster children.
"Jody is a tireless advocate for children in foster care and the families that love them. She has been instrumental in the effort to make TBRI available to families in Santa Barbara County," said Gustavo Prado, Our County. Our Kids. Department Specialist at Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services.
For more information about foster care and adoption in Santa Barbara County, visit http://ourcountyourkids.org/
What: Resolution for Adoption Month
When: Tuesday, November 19th at 9 a.m.
Where: Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Administration Building, Board Hearing Room,
511 Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA 93455
About Our County. Our Kids
Our County. Our Kids is a program of the Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services (SBC DSS). It is the SBC DSS resource family recruitment, retention, and support program. Visit www.ourcountyourkids.org/