KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs (FCCP) in Honesdale offers foster care to children of all ages. In addition, KidsPeace Honesdale is a licensed adoption agency and an affiliate of the Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN). Other services offered may include Kinship Foster Care, Family Group Decision Making, CRRHH (Community Residential Rehabilitation Host Home), or counseling in the community. Please feel free to contact our office directly for additional details about any of these services!
On Wednesday, June 6, representatives of KidsPeace participated in the “13 Reasons Why” discussion panel held at Montrose Area High School. Other presenters included Women’s Resource Center, Scranton Counseling Center, Children Service Center, Endless Mountain Health System, MEPA Community Health, Montrose ER, Advocacy Alliance, KidsPeace and Montrose Sheriff’s Department. In addition, school administration, parents, local service providers, school counselors, teachers, and other interested persons of the community were in attendance.
Lori Chieffallo presented a brief presentation including information on the programs KidsPeace offers – such as foster care, the SITE (Sexual Issues Treatment and Education) program, KidsPeace Hospital (Orefield, PA), and various therapeutic offerings (trauma, sexual abuse, victim, family, and group). She also mentioned free resources provided by KidsPeace, including parentcentral.net, fostercare.com, KidsPeace.org, and teencentral.com — the anonymous and confidential web-based therapeutic support services which was just relaunched with new content and support tools for teens to utilize.
Overall, the event was informative and successful in helping local service providers network, and helping parents become aware of and share information about resources and programs offered to the community near Montrose Area School District.
On Saturday April 29, the Greater Scranton YMCA hosted Healthy Kids Day – a free community event designed to get kids moving and learning as well as families living healthier. There were more than fifty vendors, laser tag, a petting zoo, face painting, magicians, a photo booth, bounce houses, etc. KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs participated in this event, offering visitors information regarding its Foster Care, Adoption, S.I.T.E., parenting skills and suicide prevention programs, as well as helpful websites such as TeenCentral.net, ParentCentral.net, KidsPeace.org and Fostercare.com. Jillian Bonda, caseworker, and Michelle Paserp, family resource specialist, also offered visitors blue ribbons to promote April as Child Abuse Prevention month, as well as bottles of water in line with the event’s goal of helping to promote healthy living.