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Agenda for 3/14 CAM Meeting

Note: We ask that prior to the meeting, attendees look over the “questions to consider”  sent out via email and posted on our blog. This will help us hit the ground running on the day of the event.

10 AM – Welcome and introductions. Please introduce your name, organization, and role (foster parent, case manager, pediatrician, therapist etc.)

10:30 AM – Overview: What are the different categories of assets we are looking at?

10:45 – Small group breakout session 1. The Y will assign everyone to a small group. Small groups will be arranged to mix a range of experiences and skill sets together. Each group will discuss one of the following categories and list resources in that category that they know to be currently available in the community. For our first meeting**, the categories are:

  1. Individual Capacities: What skills and areas of expertise are found in our foster care community?
  2. Local Businesses: What local businesses are in the area and interested in supporting youth in care?
  3. Cultural/Religious Organizations
  4. Hospitals & Health Care Providers

11: 15 – Small Group Breakout session 2: Switch subject areas

11:45 – 12:15: Lunch Break

12:15: Breakout session 3: Switch Subject Areas

12:45: Breakout Session 4

1-1:30: Debrief, Review of next steps

Groups will turn in all brainstormed resources at the end of each breakout session. Between meetings, the YMCA staff will put all resources onto the YMCA CAM Google Map so we have a visual to discuss by the beginning of the next session.

** Break out sessions at our next meeting will include: Social Service Agencies, Public Schools, Libraries, & Parks & Recreation Facilities.

 

 

 

Questions to Consider

We encourage you all to make a list of resources you have used in the following areas to help us hit the ground running at our meeting.

  1. Individual Capacities: What skill sets do foster parents in the area possess? Examples may be Trauma Informed Care, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, CSEC, respite providers, etc.
    1. ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
    4. ____________________
    5. ____________________
  2. Local Businesses: What local businesses have offered discounted services, if any? What services do they provide?
    1.  ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
    4. ____________________
    5. ____________________
  3. Citizens Associations: What community groups have been a resources to you and the children in your care?
    1. ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
    4. ____________________
    5. ____________________
  4. Cultural/Religious Organizations: What cultural/religious groups have been a resources to you and the children in your care?
    1.  ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
    4. ____________________
    5. ____________________
  5. Hospitals and Health Care Providers: What hospitals and health care providers (physical, mental, eye, dental, etc.) have accepted Medicaid?
    1. ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
    4. ____________________
    5. ____________________
  6. Social Service Agencies: What social service agencies have been a resources to you and the children in your care?
    1.  ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
    4. ____________________
    5. ____________________
  7. Public Schools: What schools are there in the area (traditional, alternative, interagency, etc.)?
    1. ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
    4. ____________________
    5. ____________________
  8. Libraries: What libraries are there in the area? What services do they provide, (i.e. classes, child care, summer camps, etc.)
    1. ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
    4. ____________________
    5. ____________________
  9. Parks & Recreation facilities: What parks or recreation facilities are there in the area? What services do they provide, (i.e. classes, child care, summer camps, etc.)?
    1. ____________________
    2. ____________________
    3. ____________________
    4. ____________________
    5. ____________________

Confronting Power and Privilege

We recognize that the vast majority of our clients are people of color. We thus believe that the voices of people of color should steer local planning and assessments.

We have decided to utilize small groups as part of the planning process in order to ensure everyone’s voice can be heard. The larger group discussion will be led by two moderators: one community member, and one YMCA staff.

Event Day details

The CAM kickoff meeting will  the take place of our regularly scheduled foster parent trainings on March 14th and 28th, from 10 AM – 1 PM at 2100 24th Ave S. Though these will take place on a school day, childcare will be offered and lunch will be provided in order to make this meeting accessible for as many of our foster parents as possible.

We have purposefully picked to have the event during our regularly scheduled training in order to limit the number of times that foster parents need to come into the office. Still, we understand that coming into the office may not be feasible for all. For those who are unable to make it in, a conference line will be available. Please contact Jessie at jfriedmann@seattleymca.org for call-in information.