Each year across Tennessee, thousands of children are removed from their homes leaving them feeling confused and often frightened. These children need places to feel safe and to heal. That is the role of a Camelot foster parent.
Camelot Foster Parents serve as alternative parents to children who need structure, guidance, reassurance and love.
To help families in becoming Camelot Foster Homes, the agency offers therapeutic based training that promotes an understanding of where the child came from and assists families in knowing how to meet their needs. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8, Camelot will offer the training at its Jacksboro office. The seven week series will be taught on Tuesday nights from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm.
Camelot strives to make matches ensuring that children are placed with families who can appreciate their circumstances. By looking at the needs of each particular child referred by the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) and comparing those needs with the strengths, experiences, and preferences of the foster families, a home can be located. Information is then shared with the foster parent(s) about the prospective foster child. The final decision about placement rests with the foster parents.
Once a placement is made, Camelot Foster Parents are provided in-home support that is tailored around the needs of the child and the home.
There is also daily reimbursement in order to help care for the child.
For more information about fostering with Camelot, call 423-566-2415. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/04/2019-6AM)