TRI-CITIES RESOURCE AND ADOPTIVE PARENT ASSOCIATION


www.tnforeverfamilies.org


The Tri-Cities Resource Parent and Adoptive Parent Association will be meeting the second Thursday of every month at Crossroads Christian Church 1300 Suncrest Drive Gray. The church is located between the Gray Fossil Museum and Daniel Boone HS!




September 11th, 2014 MEETING

6:30 – 8:30 PM

on September 11th, our class will be :



Parenting the Sexually Abused Child. This is a required yearly training. This is 2 hour training. We will be meeting in our regular classroom in the Church with the childcare across the hall.



* We need to have an accurate number of adults and children that will be attending. If you CANNOT attend after you RSVP for childcare you need to let Lisa Durbin or myself know ASAP so we can make sure we have enough workers for the childcare.



August Meeting Update


We had a very large turnout for our "Back to School Bash"! In total, there were 132 people there! Thanks again for all of our great members, officers, but especially our very generous donors. A special thank you goes out to Lisa Durbin for all of her hard work in getting this whole even organized, planned and executed smoothly.



CALL IN REMINDERS

Sept 5th & 8th &

Sept 19th & 22th

Call: 1-877-318-5064

Or go ONLINE @  https://apps.tn.gov/fpv/index.html


Child Abuse Hotline: 1-877-54-ABUSE

(877-542-2873)

To register for DCS classes call;

1-865-622-9775

NORTHEAST REGIONAL ADVOCATE


Johnetta B. Lane Resource Parent Advocate Tennessee Valley Region

jlaneadv@gmail.com

423 443-0558



If you know of a Company, Church or Individual that would like to make a onetime donation or donations given throughout the year of money or items please have them call Bill Keesee.


THE TRI-CITIES RESOURCE & ADOPTIVE PARENT ASSOCIATION IS NOW, OFFICIALLY, A NON-PROFIT ASSOCIATION


CLASSES


Each parent is required; First Year Traditional 14 hours & Kinship 17 hours and then after first year 15 hours per year of training due on approval date!


October 9, 2014 - Transitioning


November 13, 2014 - Working with Birth Parents


December ? – Christmas Party (Date to be Determined)


*ATTENTION ASSOCIATION MEMBERS*:


WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING TO FILL 2 OFFICER POSITIONS FOR THE ASSOCIATION. WE NEED A TREASURER AND ALSO NEED ANOTHER MEMBER ON THE BOARD AS WELL.


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO UTILIZE YOUR SKILLS AND LEADERSHIP TALENTS TO BENEFIT OUR ASSOCIATION AND CHILDREN, PLEASE CONTACT BILL AT billkeesee@gmail.com.


PRESIDENT


Bill Keesee: billkeesee@gmail.com or (423) 217-0958


VICE PRESIDENT


Lisa Durbin ldurbin@mullicanflooring.com or (423) 341-4808