North Platte One Day Conference
April 11, 2015
9:00-4:30 p.m.
Sandhills Convention Center/Quality Inn & Suites

Lori Ross, a foster/adoptive parent since 1985 and agency President and CEO of the Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association is coming to Nebraska to provide 4 workshops. 

  1. Understanding who our kids are from the inside out.
  2. Finding and preparing forever families for kids with trauma histories.
  3. The difficult job of parenting traumatized children.
  4. Commitment, the unspoken foster care and adoption competency.
     

See registration form and more information under the education tab.


May is National Foster Care Month!

Foster Parents help children a families reach permanency.  They work with the child's family and other team members to help the child return home or find other permanency option.  National Foster Care Month is a time to recognize the foster parents, kinship families, agency workers, child welfare professionals and other members of the community who help children in foster care.

NFAPA has a Proclamation Signing with Governor Rickets on May 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the State Capitol.  Proclamations are given in recognition of a special event.  We hope to have a great turn out as in previous years.  We also have an Open House at our office immediately following which gives us a chance to visit and talk with you.  Please let Felicia know you will be attending so we have plenty of food!  You can contact her at Felicia@nfapa.org.  See you there!


May 28, 2015 is GIVE TO LINCOLN DAY (G2LD).  This is the 4th event of a 24 -hour s of online giving in support of nonprofits in Lincoln and Lancaster County.  Every donation NFAPA receives on this day will increase because of the Lincoln Community Foundation and their sponsors is offering a challenge match pool of $300,000.  Gifts on May 28th will be matched proportionally based on dollars raised by each nonprofit.  Help support NFAPA by going to the Razoo page http://www.razoo.com/story/Nebraska-Foster-And-Adoptive-Parent-Association and donating. 


NFAPA SCHOLARSHIP

It is that time of year again!  The Nebraska Foster & Adoptive Parent Association (NFAPA) offers a scholarship for an adoptive, foster, guardianship, or kinship child, who wishes to further their education beyond high school or GED. This can be either at college or university, vocational and job training or on line learning.

Last year, NFAPA awarded two scholarships!  Congratulations to Elizabeth Dewey and Alena Kinsey.  The Board was impressed with their applications and achievements in school.

For 2015, please fill out the scholarship application.  It must be completed and received into the NFAPA office by April 15.  Click HERE for the application.

There are many other scholarships still available.  Go to the NEWS tab and scroll down. 


Shop at Amazon:

Do you love to shop on Amazon?  Order books, gifts, items you need?  Amazon now has an AmazonSmile program!  This means Amazon will donate a portion of sales receipts to a designated charity.  Simply select the Nebraska Foster & Adoptive Parent Association (NFAPA) as the charity you would like to support and Amazon will donate to NFAPA .5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases when you shop on AmazonSmile!  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service!  What a great way to help support foster/adoptive families!  Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-0828156


 


 

Watch the Education/Training Tab and our calendar for additional trainings being offered around Nebraska and for registration forms.