Page 12 - May 2014 - The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter
P. 12 PRSRT STD ©Copyright 2012 FirstName LastName CHEHALIS TRIBAL NEWSLETTER US POSTAGE PAID is a publication of the Confederated Tribes Street Address of the Chehalis Reservation. City, ST Zip OAKVILLE WA * Or Current Resident PERMIT No. 2 Youth Programs Annual Easter Egg Hunt WELCOME TO FOSTER PARENTING! What do you teach in foster care classes? The Foster Family Licensing Program utilizes foster parent training curricula uniquely developed for families fostering Native American children. Culture matters and keeping children connected to their culture is at the heart of these trainings. Both training programs focus on these core topics:  Growth and child development  Human needs and attachment  Loss and grief  Teaching, observing, and learning  Impacts of child abuse, neglect, and addictions  Family and culture  Promoting permanency  Resiliency and self-esteem Children were seen running onto the field to pick up their treats during the annual Easter egg hunt. Extending Our Families Through Unity is based on traditions and cultures The Youth Center hosted its annual Easter egg hunt at the girls softball feld of Indian people. It is designed to address issues Native American foster parents have identifed as important. In Native cultures, children are on Thursday, April 17. Rain or shine, the children showed up to gather considered sacred beings. The underlying philosophy of this training these delicious treats. The youth center staff and youth helped prepare for is to help children grow to meet their potential in mind, body, spirit and this well attended event. emotions. Mother nature provided a break in the weather and the children were released to gather eggs by ages and it was over in a blink of an eye. Circle Of Keepers: Voices Of Native American Foster Care Warriors is Afterward there was an opportunity to earn even more treats as they lined designed to prepare, develop and enhance skills, and assist foster families up for a photo with the Easter Bunny. Children were beaming and some who are parenting Native American children and youth. Native teaching, were a little shy, but it was really a family fun evening, especially for the values and practices inform the core of the curriculum addressing key concepts of child development, attachment, grief and loss, behavior child who was able to fnd the golden egg and received a special prize. management, impact of abuse and neglect, strengthening families and Tony Medina, Youth Director would like to thank the youth center staff, cultural connections, resiliency and foster families as team members. education staff and all the volunteers for making this a success event. Especially special thanks to the one and only Easter bunny, the tons of Why should I take the training? If you are even just a little bit curious youth, parents and grandparents who came out to brave the elements. about foster parenting and want to learn more about the role foster families There were many youth who worked their hearts out coloring eggs in the and communities have in meeting the needs of foster children - this training previous days. is for you! All potential foster family applicants are required to complete a pre-service foster care training to become licensed by the Chehalis Tribe. How do I sign-up? Meet your Licensor. Drop-in to the Chehalis Tribe Resource Center and get to know the program. Find out which training and schedule best fts you. Give your Licensor a call and have a chat about the trainings available and upcoming schedule. Who is my Licensor? I’m Kim Burdick and I am your Foster Family Licensor. I’d love to sit down and talk with you about foster parenting and our foster care classes. Come on over to the Resource Center and see me or give me a call at 360-709-1782. Thank you for caring about our youth! “This project supported by Administration for Native Americans Grant# 90NA8230-01-00” Page 12   
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