State Level Consultation on Foster CareSubmitted by bosconrd on Jun 13, 2018 State Level Consultation on Foster Care was organized by Fr. Joy Nedumparambil, Executive Director, BREADS, Bangalore, for the 10 Don Bosco projects of Karnataka at Provincial House, Bangalore on June 7, 2018. Fr. Joy welcomed the participants and introduced Foster Care Program and BOSCO and its activities to them. Mr. Shivamallu, Coordinator, BOSCO Foster Care Program started the session with the meaning of Foster care and the reasons for implementing foster care as an alternative family care for the children.
Akshitha, Social Mobiliser, Foster Care Program, explained about child rights, foster care concept, types of foster care, selection criteria of parents & children, rights of children in foster family, responsibilities of foster parents, different levels of awareness programs, case study file of parents & children, placement of children and follow up of children.
Awareness materials were distributed to the Directors of the Don Bosco Projects. Forty-one participants representing ten districts of Karnataka attended the consultation.