The Peer Support Program provides phone support for Manitoba’s kinship & foster parents. KFFNM trains, supervises, and supports kinship & foster parent volunteers to be skilled Peer Support Providers to offer callers support and information on a variety of subjects. All Peer Support Providers sign an Oath of Confidentiality. Peer Support Providers are scheduled throughout the weekdays and weekends to respond to callers from their home phone. Confidential information is collected and stored in KFFNM data base to provide non identifiable information on collective challenges and strengths of the providing kinship and foster care.
As a community-based grassroots program KFFNM provides Family Fun events, Focus Forums, and partners with agencies to connect and share ideas with the kinship and foster parenting communities.
Kinship and foster care skill development is an important service the network provides to Manitoba kinship and foster care communities. The Network provides facilitated skill development educational series to support best care practices. KFFNM educational series provided can be found in the current KFFNM Training Synopsis. KFFNM reaches out to communities of kinship and foster parents to engage in our skill development series. Educational series are also offered through partnership with Child and Family Service agencies and non mandated organizations
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