Oneida Nation Foster Care Program

Oneida Nation Foster Care Program Information and support for Oneida Nation foster care families.

Kinship Care in Wisconsin
09/09/2020
Kinship Care in Wisconsin

Kinship Care in Wisconsin

Caregivers can learn more about Kinship Care in Wisconsin, including eligibility and program requirements and payments. This page also provides contact information for local Kinship Care contacts.

09/09/2020

If you have ever been interested in learning more about fostering and/or respite care please call Lea at 920-490-3822 or Kathleen at 920-490-3707. We can discuss the process and answer any questions. We also have an Oneida Nation Foster Care Page on Facebook where you can message us or follow for additional information.
Foster Care: Foster care is home-like care provided by licensed foster parents for children who cannot live with their parents because they:
• are unsafe
• have special care or treatment needs that their parents are unable to manage
• other circumstances resulting in their parents or family being unable to care for them.
Placement in foster care is usually temporary and gives families time to make necessary changes so the child can safely live in his or her home and community.
Respite Care: Respite care provides parents and other caregivers with short-term child care services that offer temporary relief, improve family stability, and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect. Respite can be planned or offered during emergencies or times of crisis.
Your choice to become a licensed foster care or respite care provider enhances the ability to keep Oneida children connected to their family, community, culture and identity.
Please consider becoming licensed today!

08/21/2020

If you have ever been interested in learning more about fostering and/or respite care please call Lea at 920-490-3822 or Kathleen at 920-490-3707. We can discuss the process and answer any questions. We also have an Oneida Nation Foster Care Page on Facebook where you can message us or follow for additional information.

Foster Care: Foster care is home-like care provided by licensed foster parents for children who cannot live with their parents because they:
• are unsafe
• have special care or treatment needs that their parents are unable to manage
• other circumstances resulting in their parents or family being unable to care for them.
Placement in foster care is usually temporary and gives families time to make necessary changes so the child can safely live in his or her home and community.

Respite Care: Respite care provides parents and other caregivers with short-term child care services that offer temporary relief, improve family stability, and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect. Respite can be planned or offered during emergencies or times of crisis.

Your choice to become a licensed foster care or respite care provider enhances the ability to keep Oneida children connected to their family, community, culture and identity.

Please consider becoming licensed today!

08/19/2020

ONEIDA NATION
PARENT EDUCATION CLASS

NEW VIRTUAL SESSION BEGINS:


September 8th, 2020
Tuesdays 2:00pm-3:45pm

**NOTE on Virtual Sessions**
Sessions will be held through Microsoft Teams and can be accessed from any device or phone with Wi-Fi.
* You do not need a Microsoft Teams account to join. Parenting Program Coordinators can help ahead of time to make sure you are able to log in and access the platform.

Registration required so class link can be sent to you.
Session is 8 weeks long.

INTAKE APPOINTMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.
For more information and to register call 920-490-3700 and ask for a Parenting Program Coordinator.
Or email: [email protected] or [email protected]

08/18/2020

Message us the answers below for a chance to win t-shirts and prizes! Answers are found in past posts!

How do I become a foster parent in my community?
Foster parents have what in common?
Are there training requirements for foster parents?

We look forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions related to fostering please message us. Every question is a good question!

08/18/2020
Oneida Nation Foster Care Program

Oneida Nation Foster Care Program

Counties, tribes and private agencies license foster parents in Wisconsin.
To learn more about becoming a licensed foster parent with Oneida Foster Care please contact us at 920-490-3707 or 920-490-3822 and/or send us a message. We would love to answer questions and share information about the process.

08/18/2020

How do I become a foster parent?
Counties, tribes and private agencies license foster parents in Wisconsin.
• To learn about becoming a licensed foster parent contact the foster care coordinator in the county you live in.
• If you live in Milwaukee County, go to Foster Care in Milwaukee County for more information.
• To learn about becoming a licensed foster parent through a private Child Placing Agency, view the Child Placing Agency Directory for more information.
• To learn about becoming a tribal foster parent, contact the tribal foster care coordinator for your tribe.
The foster care coordinator will give you more information about becoming a foster parent with their agency, such as:
• licensing requirements, policies, and standards
• what to expect as a foster parent
• the foster parent application for their agency
During the application process, you will fill out paperwork and meet with social workers who will license your home.
Are there requirements to become a foster parent?
Successful foster parents come from a variety of backgrounds.
Foster parents are:
• all different ages
• races
• income levels
• occupations
• single or married
• own their own homes or rent apartments
• work in or outside of their homes
• have their own children, or are caring for children for the first time
But, foster parents have two things in common: they want to help children, and they have the ability to roll with the punches. Most importantly, foster families need to provide safe, stable and caring homes for children.

To become a foster parent, you must meet all of the following:
• Be 21 years of age or older
• Be a responsible adult
• Completion of a criminal background check including:
o review of law violations
o other background information as required
• Your home must meet all physical environment requirements
There is no minimum income requirement for foster parents, as long as they can take care of family expenses outside of the reimbursement received for fostering.
Do I have to provide medical insurance for foster children placed in my home?
No, foster parents do not pay any of a child’s medical expenses, other than over-the-counter medicines and supplies. Each child in foster care has BadgerCare Plus covering their medical, dental, and mental health care needs. Foster parents should talk with their foster care coordinator about medical costs a foster child may have.
Are there training requirements for foster parents?
Training is necessary to prepare foster parents and help them to continue to develop as a foster parent. Being a successful foster parent means continuing to learn through:
• classes and other training methods
• reading books or magazines
• talking with other foster parents
• continually developing new skills
Each foster parent is required to complete training in relation to their Level of Care certification. Training requirements fall into three categories:
• Pre-placement
• Initial licensing
• Ongoing
Will I be reimbursed for providing care for a foster child?
All licensed foster parents receive a foster care payment to reimburse for the care of a foster child, called the Uniform Foster Care Rate. The foster care licensing agency will provide foster parents with a copy of the brochure explaining the Uniform Foster Care Rate, reimbursement amounts, clothing allowances, and how to appeal the foster care rate.
• Understanding the Uniform Foster Care Rate in English
• Understanding the Uniform Foster Care Rate in Hmong
• Understanding the Uniform Foster Care Rate in Spanish

Do I have to provide medical insurance for foster children placed in my home?
• No, foster parents do not pay any of a child’s medical expenses, other than over-the-counter medicines and supplies. Each child in foster care has BadgerCare Plus covering their medical, dental, and mental health care needs. Foster parents should talk with their foster care coordinator about medical costs a foster child may have.
Do I have to stay at home to become a foster parent?
• No, many foster parents work outside of the home. Foster parents should discuss with their licensing agency what options may be available to assist with child care costs.
Will I work with and communicate closely with Birth Parents, other Foster Parents, Social Workers and other team supports?

• Yes, all of the above

08/17/2020
Coalition for Children, Youth & Families

Coalition for Children, Youth & Families

As a foster parent, you can make a huge difference in the life of just one child. Foster parents Steven and Joseph say it best: you don’t need to save the world, simply help one child go to sleep feeling safe and loved each night. Get started now at https://bit.ly/31OA28H.

#fostercare #beafosterparent #fosterparent

08/12/2020

Every day foster parents make a difference in children's lives! If you have ever been interested in learning more about fostering and/or respite care, please call Lea 920-490-3822 or Kathleen at 920-490-3707 or send us a message. We can discuss the process and answer any questions.
Foster Care: Foster care is home-like care provided by licensed foster parents for children who cannot live with their parents because they:
• are unsafe
• have special care or treatment needs that their parents are unable to manage
• other circumstances resulting in their parents or family being unable to care for them.
Placement in foster care is usually temporary and gives families time to make necessary changes so the child can safely live in his or her home and community.
Respite Care: Respite care provides parents and other caregivers with short-term child care services that offer temporary relief, improve family stability, and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect. Respite can be planned or offered during emergencies or times of crisis.
Your choice to become a licensed foster care or respite care provider enhances the ability to keep Oneida children connected to their family, community, culture and identity.

07/29/2020
Oneida Economic Support

Oneida Economic Support

The Salvation Army
Monday August 3, Tuesday August 4 or Wednesday August 5.
The Salvation Army will have backpacks and school supplies for children entering 5K – 12th grade.

Parents need to call The Salvation Army Monday August 3, Tuesday August 4 or Wednesday August 5. The number to call is 497 7053 ext 2628.
Parents will need to leave the requested information on the voicemail—parent name, address, phone, child’s name, male or female and child’s grade.

We will call the parents back on Thursday August 6 and Friday August 7 to let them know when to come pick up their school supplies. This will be a drive up, outside distribution for those who are pre-registered.

For questions, contact Nan Pahl, 593-2378

Every day foster parents make a difference in children's lives!  If you have ever been interested in learning more about...
07/15/2020

Every day foster parents make a difference in children's lives! If you have ever been interested in learning more about fostering and/or respite care, please call Lea 920-490-3822 or Kathleen at 920-490-3707 or send us a message. We can discuss the process and answer any questions.

Foster Care: Foster care is home-like care provided by licensed foster parents for children who cannot live with their parents because they:
• are unsafe
• have special care or treatment needs that their parents are unable to manage
• other circumstances resulting in their parents or family being unable to care for them.
Placement in foster care is usually temporary and gives families time to make necessary changes so the child can safely live in his or her home and community.

Respite Care: Respite care provides parents and other caregivers with short-term child care services that offer temporary relief, improve family stability, and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect. Respite can be planned or offered during emergencies or times of crisis.

Your choice to become a licensed foster care or respite care provider enhances the ability to keep Oneida children connected to their family, community, culture and identity.

07/15/2020
07/08/2020

Counties, tribes and private agencies license foster parents in Wisconsin.
To learn more about becoming a licensed foster parent with Oneida Foster Care please contact us at 920-490-3707 or 920-490-3822 and/or send us a message. We would love to answer questions and share information about the process.

06/19/2020

Counties, tribes and private agencies license foster parents in Wisconsin.
To learn more about becoming a licensed foster parent with Oneida Foster Care please contact us at 920-490-3707 or 920-490-3822 and/or send us a message. We would love to answer questions and share information about the process.

06/19/2020

ONEIDA NATION
PARENT EDUCATION CLASS
NEW VIRTUAL SESSION BEGINS:
July 7th, 2020
Tuesdays 2:00pm-3:30pm
**NOTE on Virtual Sessions**
Sessions will be held through Microsoft Teams and can be accessed from any device or phone with Wi-Fi.
*Parenting Program Coordinators can help ahead of time to make sure you are able to log in and access the platform. You do not need a Microsoft Teams account to join.
Registration required so class link can be sent to you.
Session is 8 weeks long.
INTAKE APPOINTMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.
For more information and to register call 920-490-3700 and ask for a Parenting Program Coordinator.
Or email: [email protected] or [email protected]

06/12/2020

• Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Thanks to donations and support from businesses, government organizations and individuals, the Feeding America network of food banks, pantries and meal programs serve virtually every community in the United States — 40 million people, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. Feeding America will be distributing grocery boxes in Oneida at Oneida Emergency Food Pantry (N7372 Water Circle Place)on Friday, June 12, beginning at 10:00 a.m. until noon.

05/27/2020
First Nations Fostering

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYsWeIo_M-I&feature=emb_logo

May is Foster Care Month, a time to recognize that we all play a role in supporting and enhancing the lives of children and their families in foster care. Yaw^ko (thank you) to all the foster parents who continue to care for children in the Oneida community! Your love and support are greatly valued and appreciated.

While we do have foster care providers in the community, we are always in need of more! Please watch this video that highlights the experience of being tribal foster parents

05/13/2020

Counties, tribes and private agencies license foster parents in Wisconsin.
To learn more about becoming a licensed foster parent with Oneida Foster Care please contact us at 920-490-3707 or 920-490-3822 and/or send us a message. We would love to answer questions and share information about the process.

May is National Foster Care Month, A time to recognize that we can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and yo...
05/13/2020

May is National Foster Care Month, A time to recognize that we can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care. If you have ever been interested in learning more about fostering, please send us a message for additional information and questions!

Aspiranet
04/30/2020

Aspiranet

May is National Foster Care Month!

04/23/2020
Coalition for Children, Youth & Families

Coalition for Children, Youth & Families

Today, we’ll be talking about creative, safer at home, fun activity ideas for the entire family to try. Join us to get some ideas and to share a few of your own!

04/13/2020

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Ruby's Pantry is hosting monthly events in Wisconsin for people who need help with putting food on the table.

On Monday, April 13, Ruby's Pantry will have an event at Green Bay Central Church, 831 Schoen Street. Hours are 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Here's how it works:
For a $20 donation, people will get a box of food.
Ruby's Pantry asks that you empty the trunk of your car before you come. You drive up and they'll load the boxes into your trunk. That's to keep everyone safe during the coronavirus outbreak.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the event.
Food boxes include bread, cereal, chips, pasta, fruit, dairy, pizza and produce.
"It's going to help everybody's budget, especially now with so many people off of work and limited hours. It's going to be a great help to the community and that's why we at Central Church love Ruby's so much because we love being able to help our community," says Michelle Zuber, Ruby's Pantry.
Organizers are making sure they have enough donations to serve 400 people Monday.

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we should keep this page more active!!!! maybe it will be a great thing for new foster parents???