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 Resources for Foster Parents

 

Wesley House Full Case Managers are available to answer questions and assist foster parents with any problems that may arise from arranging medical, psychological and other needed services to acting as a link with the court system, birth parents and the community.

Our staff can also help foster families with in-service training to help you gain the skills needed to foster children. Foster parents will also have opportunities to meet other experienced foster parents and network with them.

Every year Wesley House, in conjunction with Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, celebrates our cherished foster families with a Foster Parent Appreciation Day in the Florida Keys.

Reporting Abuse and Neglect

Neglect may be defined as abandonment, denial of proper care and attention physically, emotionally or morally, or under living conditions, circumstances or associations injurious to a child's well-being.

As a member of the Wesley House team, foster parents are expected to report child abuse whenever abuse of a child has been observed or is suspected, or when there is evidence of neglect, knowledge of an incident, or perceived imminent risk of harm to a child.

Reports are made by calling the Florida Abuse Hotline 1 800 96 ABUSE.

Confidentiality

Every member of the Wesley House Family Services team, including foster parents, has a duty to keep our children's and their families' confidences.