Help When You Need It

Support Line hours are (Monday – Sunday) from 4:30pm – 8:15am Mtn Time

  • Call 1-800-667-2372

The Alberta Foster Parent Association Support Line Team is designed to provide after hour and week-end emergency support and advice. The program is delivered by volunteer foster parents who have experience in fostering, a good understanding of policy and procedures, and have taken conflict resolution training. The Support Team members work in conjunction with professional back-up support and direction.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The Alberta Foster Parent Association Support Line Team is established to meet the following program objectives:

  • To ensure foster families and adoptive families are provided with information and direction when faced with situations that do not require the support of a F.A.S.T. member.
  • To enable and empower foster families and adoptive families to manage a crisis situation effectively.
  • To help prevent a premature and/or unnecessary placement breakdown during a time of crisis.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

  • The Alberta Foster Parent Association Support Line Team intends on meeting the above objectives through the following program efforts:
  • Provide support and encouragement to foster families and adoptive families when faced with a crisis other than a F.A.S.T. issue.
  • Assist foster families and adoptive families to respond appropriately to a crisis situation.
  • To assist foster families and adoptive families in accessing professional support and resources as may be needed.

PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY

Parenting is a twenty-four hour a day job. Foster and adoptive children frequently have exceptional needs and place incredible demands on the family. Because of this, significant difficulties can arise with a child at any time of day or night.

Having someone to consult with at a moment’s notice that you know will understand and support you, could mean the difference between an appropriate response or an inappropriate reaction, a positive resolution to a conflict or a breakdown in a child’s placement.

HOW TO ACCESS HELP

  • Toll Free: 1-800-667-2372
  • Within the Edmonton Region: 780-906-3890