Nominations Sought for 2016 Awards

FSFAPA has released the Awards Criteria 2016 that will be presented at the Annual Education Conference.

The awards are:

Caring Hearts Award – to honor a licensed foster family for quality service to children, exemplary partnership with the system of care and dedication to children and their families, who are involved in the foster care system.

Dee Wilson Adoption Award – to honor an adoptive family that represents the very best in Florida by providing permanency and a loving family to children in care, with specific attention to special needs, siblings, maintaining connections, and supporting and mentoring other adoptive families.

Kinship Caregiver Award – honors a kinship caregiver for quality care given to children of family who have found themselves in need of a stable loving environment.

Partner in Caring Award – to honor a worker (case manager, licensing/placement, Independent Living) who embodies partnership and collaboration with foster parents and the families served.

Rising Star Award – honors a youth for progress and positive gains, goal setting and accomplishments either academically, socially, mentoring other youth, and personal achievements

Leadership through Example Award – to honor a CBC for demonstrating their commitment to children, families and foster parents through positive actions intended to strengthen partnerships and create a culture of caring through the system of care.

We also have the HWynn Scholarship that will be awarded at the conference. (See link for qualifications and forms.)