Public-private Partnership Delivers Critical Resource To Los Angeles Foster Families
Local foundation helps give Fostering Families Today magazine to 8,500 caregivers.
At a time when families are still feeling isolated from their fellow caregivers because of the pandemic, this magazine will bring stories, tips and community directly to their homes.
The magazine, Fostering Families Today, is the nation's premier resource for families caring for children in foster care. It offers practical advice from experts, access to supportive social media groups and continuing education credits six times each year. With more than two decades in production, Fostering Families Today won the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Excellence Award in 2014 and was the National Association of Social Work's Media Award Winner in 2012.
"Getting Fostering Families Today magazine into the hands of caregivers is especially critical in Los Angeles, where parents can be challenged to manage school, extra-curricular activities and family visits across a county that spans nearly 4,000 square miles," said John Kelly, co-executive director of FMC. "Rose Hills Foundation is making it possible for those families to get extra support and expert advice, and we're grateful for the partnership."
The collaboration will allow FMC to ship Fostering Families Today to Los Angeles County resource families through mid-2023.
"Child welfare systems are often so focused on child protection and providing needed assistance to birth families that the needs of resource families are not well attended. Just as with birth families, supports and services to those providing temporary care for children is vital to assuring the wellbeing of the child," said Bobby Cagle, Director of LA County Department of Children and Family Services, "Fostering Families Today provides resource families timely, relevant information and education to help them fulfill their important responsibilities. LA County DCFS is very grateful for the assistance of the Rose Hills Foundation in continuing to provide this valuable resource."
About Rose Hills Foundation
Founded in 1996, The Rose Hills Foundation supports a broad range of non-profit organizations serving the people of Southern California in key areas of need, including education, social services, health, arts and culture, civic and community engagement, and recreation. The Foundation's giving not only benefits low-income and disenfranchised youth, individuals, and families, but also supports well-regarded regional institutions that benefit all residents of Southern California and add immeasurable value to the Los Angeles region. Learn more at rosehillsfoundation.org.
About Fostering Media Connections
Fostering Media Connections (FMC) is a nonprofit news organization that uses media and journalism to lead the conversation about children, youth and families in America. To do this FMC publishes a daily news site, The Imprint, and a print magazine, Fostering Families Today, and runs a youth journalism training program. Learn more at fosteringmediaconnections.org.