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Who Cares – Foster Parent Recruitment and Engaging Faith Communities
October 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
On Oct. 16, The Chronicle of Social Change invites you to a Civic Dialogue in Los Angeles to coincide with the publishing of its soon-to-be-released reporting project: Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families.
Who Cares is a rigorous examination of the nation’s foster care system, and its capacity to care for the children who enter it. Last year, The Chronicle – a news outlet covering child welfare nationally – issued a similar report that was highlighted in stories by The Associated Press and National Public Radio.
The Los Angeles dialogue will occur October 16 and will center on the role the faith-based community can play in providing homes and support for the county’s foster children.
The event will take place at the Center of Hope Church in Inglewood, where a panel will explore the report’s findings, drill down on the state of foster parent recruitment and retention in L.A., and highlight local efforts to get the faith community more involved in foster care.
Confirmed panelists include: Bobby Cagle, director of L.A.’s Department of Children and Family Services; Wendy Garen, CEO of The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation; Mrs. Beavers, a longtime L.A. foster parent and a featured character in HBO’s forthcoming documentary “Foster;” and Pastor Geremy Dixon, a foster dad and senior pastor at Center of Hope.
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Contact Victoria Rocha at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions related to the event and Thalia Henderson at email@example.com for any questions related to sponsorship.
Fostering Media Connections is the parent company to the online publication The Chronicle of Social Change and print magazine Fostering Families Today.