Become a Relief Care Provider

By: - May 18, 2011

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We all need a break sometimes. This is true for parents and children alike, and can be especially true for foster parents. In fact, when you ask foster parents what they need most, accessible and reliable relief or respite care provided by people they know and trust is generally at the top of their list.  And yet, this type of help is often very difficult, if not impossible, to find.

This is why Tapestry is part of the DFW Relief Care Network. Through this network of churches and foster care agencies, foster parents can find trained and approved relief care providers to help provide short-term care (72 hours or less) for their foster children.

Would you like to become a relief care provider or do you know someone who would? Tapestry will host relief care training on Saturday, May 21, from 9:00 to 4:00 pm, at Irving Bible Church in Room West D. The training will provide participants with everything they need in order to become approved relief care providers. The detailed schedule for the relief care training is below:

  • Relief Care Training Workshop: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Break for Lunch (on your own): 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
  • CPR/First Aid Training: 1:00 om – 4:00pm

There is no cost for this training, but we do need to know that you will be attending in advance. Please email Amy Monroe at tapestry@irvingbible.org by Friday, May 20, to provide the name of each person that will be attending the relief care training.

Click here for more information, including a list of the requirements for relief care providers and a link to download the relief care provider application.

Questions? Contact Amy Monroe at tapestry@irvingbible.org. And if you are a licensed foster parent, please be sure to let those in your circle of family and friends know about this training so that they can more effectively support you as you serve children in care.

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