Foster and Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center (FAPAC)

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Dear Clinical Rap Group participants:

FAPAC'sClinical Rap Group (CRG) Reunionfor past CRG participants is scheduled to take place every fourth Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Click here to register online.

Mobile Stabilization Services

CFSA is excited to announce a new partnership withPSI Family Servicesand Catholic Charities to provide "Mobile Stabilization Services" to foster parents who may experience destabilizing situations with children in their homes. This service will be available 24/7 to provide stabilization/intervention when needed with the goal of preserving the placement.CFSA envisions this service to increase placement stability and reduced subsequent placements with the result of also reducing trauma to the child.

CFSA families: This service is currently active and provided by PSI Family Services. When needing to access the service, CFSA parents should contact their social worker or support worker during the business day and CFSA Placement Services at 202- 497-2487 in the evenings and weekends (or if you can't reach your social worker or support worker during the day).

Private agency families: This service will be implemented on January 6, 2014 by Catholic Charities. You will be able to access this service through the on-going crisis support process at your agency.

For more information about either service please contact Robert L. Matthews at 202-724-8943.

FAPAC works to heal children by empowering families.To accomplish this goal, we


  • Provide comprehensive support to assist families who are struggling to navigate the system to get services for children in their homes.

  • Host intensive trainings to enable foster parents to build their capacity to parent children who have experienced neglect and abuse.

  • Develop advocacy skills of families so that they can better advocate for the needs of the children in their homes, and can help other families to do the same.

  • Coordinate and organize the foster, kinship, and adoptive parent community to participate in policy review, meetings, and projects alongside of the professionals who serve our children so that they can participate at tables of systemic reform.

  • Build partnership and collaboration between foster parents and social workers, and foster parents and birth parents, and among agencies, so that children are better served.
"FAPAC has provided a safe haven for me as a foster parent to go for support and good advice on many areas that come up while taking the city's children into my home. Just knowing that they are there and the mission that they have established makes me feel so much better about what I do as a foster parent." Best Philanthropy.

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