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Category: Foster Care

Foster Care



I. Welcome & Introduction – Point Person and Ministry Leader


II. Play Video “Tale of Two Rivers” to introduce how trauma occurs and the Vision30 Goal. (2.5 min.)    

 

Discuss Vision 30

Discuss System Flow Chart

-Play Kelli Moore’s video on CarePortal in action. (7.5 min.)

Q & A


III. CarePortal Tier One Grid Basic Training (3.5 min.)     

-Discuss relationships as the foundational goal     

-Tier One is where every church begins, meeting basic needs as a friend and neighbor.     

-Tier Two is a higher level need requiring background checks and more committed care.     

-Tier Three is CPS certified care heading in to foster care/respite care/adoption.     

So this is a GREAT way to get your feet wet, see needs, meet needs, get involved in the community and figure out where YOUR place is in both CarePortal and the Kingdom.


IV. Our Mission field is BOTH Vulnerable Families and Case Workers     –

Lesson #1: Keeping Families Together is Top Priority.       

-“good enough” is best.       

– Explain the grief and trauma of breaking a family, consequences of negative view of police officers and social workers. Fear, anger, rage, loss… 

-Positive impact of supporting the WHOLE family, not just the child. Break the cycle.       

-Watch Church video about single mom’s testimony with CarePortal. (2.5 min.)    “One CarePortal Story”

 

– Lesson #2: Case Workers Have the Hardest Job.       

– Average 2 year life span in the field without support and people helping their families.

-They are bound to legal and best practices, etc. that they have to abide by.  They are emloyees of the state and have their livlihood to consider.

– Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue are real and present in their lives.

V. Bringing it All Together   

-Watch BattleCreek Church’s Announcement about CarePortal (8.5 min.)   

-You guys are our pilot group as we work this out. We would like to have each of you figure out your place in this over the next few months and then we will put it all together and invite the rest of the church to work with us as the needs grow and we establish order for CarePortal for BRGT.    

-Church Challenge video to Share the Miracle #myconnection (1.5 min.)


Q & A

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BRGT CarePortal Team Informational MeetingMonday, June 15 at 7p at BRGT Bible School Classrooms


I. Welcome & Introduction – Point Person and Ministry Team Leader

II. Play Video “Tale of Two Rivers” to introduce trauma and the Vision30 goal. (2.5 min.)      
-Play Kelli Moore’s video on CarePortal in action. (7.5 min.)

Q & A

III. CarePortal Tier One Grid Basic Training (3.5 min.)     
-Discuss relationships as the foundational goal     
-Tier One is where every church begins, meeting basic needs as a friend and neighbor.     
-Tier Two is a higher level need requiring background checks and more committed care.     
-Tier Three is CPS certified care heading in to foster care/respite care/adoption.     
So this grid is a GREAT way to get your feet wet, see needs, meet needs, get involved in the community and figure out where YOUR place is in both CarePortal and the Kingdom.

IV. Our Mission field is BOTH Vulnerable Families and Case Workers    Lesson #1: Keeping Families Together is Top Priority.       
-“good enough” is best for everyone. Explain.      
– Share about the grief and trauma of breaking a family:
Negative view of police officers and social workers. Fear, anger, rage, loss…  -Positive impact of supporting the WHOLE family, not just the child. Break the cycle.       
-Watch Church video about single mom’s testimony with CarePortal. (2.5 min.)     
– Lesson #2: Case Workers Have the Hardest Job.       
– Average 2 year life span in the field without support and people helping their families. They are bound to legal and best practices, etc. that they have to abide by. As friends helping friends, we are not bound to anything like that. We can even be their hands and feet, and step up to help in ways that they are not legally allowed to do, or become a testimony to them as they see God work and come to know Him because of it.     
– Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue are real and present in their lives.

V. Bringing it All Together   
-Watch BattleCreek Church’s Announcement about CarePortal (8.5 min.)   
-You guys are our pilot group as we work this out. We would like to have each of you figure out your place in this over the next few months and then we will put it all together and invite the rest of the church to work with us as the needs grow and we establish order for CarePortal for our church.    
-Church Challenge video to Share the Miracle #myconnection (1.5 min.)

Q & A

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Happy Launching!

My own personal CarePortal Testimony and Story: