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Could You and Will You? Community Health and Counseling Services Fall 2018
with Stephanie Doore
Have you heard about the need for foster homes in the state of Maine? Have you considered becoming a foster parent but are worried about how this decision might impact your own children? Please accept this opportunity to engage in a frank discussion about the topic. We’ll take a look at some of the myths that accompany foster parenting. We will talk about the worries and also unexpected positives that can occur when a family steps forward to offer a safe and healing environment for a child. We will talk about the before, during and after phases of foster care through the perspective of children. Before you dismiss the idea of becoming a foster parent, come talk with us. Factor in the new information you will learn and then make your decision! There are many youth who could benefit from families taking a second look at this possibility! Stephanie Doore is a Licensed Social Worker who has been working with foster parents since 1993. The work of recruiting, developing and supporting foster parents in raising their foster children has been one of Stephanie's greatest career passions. She has received both state and national awards for her work in foster care.