Foster Care Week 2020

From September 13, 2020 until September 19, 2020

Foster Care Week raises awareness about foster care in the wider community, and the events held during foster care week aim to celebrate and appreciate our pool of amazing foster carers and the invaluable contribution they are making to the lives of vulnerable children and young people and the community as a whole.

 

As Victorian foster carers nurture children and young people’s physical, mental and educational well-being through compounding crises, it has never been a more important year to recognise the value of their role. See below calendar to see events being held for carers this year! get in touch with your agency to see if they are planning any online events during Foster Care Week! 

 

Foster Care Week Event Calendar 

Organisation Event Details
FCAV Carer Celebration and AGM

Register here!

Please supply your address to recieve a carer gift!

Anchor 5 days of You Celebration Week Family Gifts, zoom event, inspirational words and hand written cards
Anglicare North/West

Virtual Bingo Night for Carers

Monday 7th September 7 - 9pm 

Children's Virtual Entertainment 

Wednesday 9th September 4 - 5:30pm 
Online Information Session (Preston) Thursday 17th September
Anglicare East

2020 Online Carer & Friends Recognition & Celebration Evening 

Friday 18th September
Online Information Session (Ringwood)  Wednesday 16th September
Anglicare South

Terrific Trivia Night!!!

Wednesday 16th September 6-8pm 
Online Information Session (Frankston) Thursday 17th September
Anglicare Gippsland Online Information Session Wednesday 16th September
Anglicare Bendigo Online Information Session Tuesday 15th September
Baptcare Trivia Night

Thursday 17th September

Food hamper and thank you cookies delivered to carer households

Berry Street Virtual COVID Couture Carer Celebration

Wednesday 16 September 6.30pm

CEO welcome and thank you, hear from a young person that has been in care, recognition of service awards for carers, fun activities with each region

Online information session

Thursday 24 September 6 - 7pm

Hear from our experienced staff about what's involved in becoming a foster carer and to have your questions answered. Register on our website.

Barwon Child, Youth & Family Virtual Carer Appreciation and Wellbeing Event

Catering delivered to carers homes including thank you gift

Local radio personality to MC event + guest speakers

Carer awards and recognition of service

Foster Care Virtual Information Session

Wednesday 16th September

email fostercare@bcyf.org.au for info and zoom link

Fostering Connections Foster Care 101

Monday 14th September 12:30pm

LIVE on Facebook – ‘Everything you ever wanted to ask about foster care!'

Foster Carer Prize Draw

Value of Carers Prize Draw.

Currently accredited Victorian based carers may enter to win one of five $100 MYER’s vouchers.

Key Assets Wellbeing Hamper  
Life Without Barriers Lunch Shout Carers will receive a voucher to order lunch for the whole household from their preferred home delivery service
MacKillop Family Services

Welcome to Foster Care Week Video

Sunday 13th September

CEO Welcome and introduction of Foster Care Week activities + guided meditation

Mamamia Podcast This Glorious Mess (Little Kids)

Monday 14th September Morning

Hearing from an expert in the field - How and why do you become a foster carer followed by personal story of a foster parent providing care for a young child.

Facilitated Sanctuary session

Monday 14th September 7 - 8:30pm

Session with our clinicians on the changes experienced in 2020. 

De-stress Session 

Tuesday 15th September 10 - 11am

Virtual Yoga Session

Live Celebration Event

Thursday 17th September 7 - 8:30pm

Hosted by CEO Robyn Miller + feature entertainers

Presentation of the Regional Finalist Carer Excellence Awards 

Mamamia Podcast This Glorious Mess (Big Kids)

Friday 18th September

Highlighting a combination of expertise and experience: Case manager and foster parent combo along with Personal story - A foster child who has recently gone through the system.

Mallee Family Care Online FCW Launch

Sunday 13th September

Launch of Foster Care Week with CEO Teresa Jayet "A message of thanks"

Movie Night Hampers filled with movie night treats and a Netflix voucher will be delivered to all of our current Northern Mallee and New South Wales foster carers
Sweet Box A sweet treats hamper will be delivered to all our Southern Mallee current foster carers
OzChild Virtual Morning Tea South and West Foster Care Divisions
Annual Carer Awards

Carer Nominated Carer Award

Launched OzChild Carer Strategy “Thriving Families Change Lives”

Quantum Support Services Carer Gift Hamper sent to all carers on the 18th September
Carer Support Special Announcement – Carers Connect Support Group 
Uniting Yin Yoga Relaxation Session

Thursday 17th September

Virtual yoga provided by Shine Bright Wellbeing for Eastern carers

Food Hamper Food gift box delivery to Eastern households
Appreciation Video Thank you video featuring the Eastern Uniting HBC team, presented with inspirational collage
Carer Stories Carer stories released on socials during FC week, representing Uniting households across Victoria
VACCA Movie Night Vouchers and hamper delivery to carers