Recruiting and Engaging Foster Parents in Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) Programs: Focus on Strategies for Remote Services

Hosted on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the training was delivered by Alicia Groh, MPP and Tigest Coleman, LMSW, Training Officer, Strengths-Based Services, Switchboard.

This webinar will cover key concepts for recruiting foster parents for Unaccompanied Refugee Minor youth. Strategies will include methods and approaches based on the specific youth for whom you are recruiting, the groups and communities of potential foster parents you want to reach, and the messaging and outreach strategies that will make your recruitment more effective. The webinar will emphasize efforts to recruit and engage foster parents during remote services, including virtual strategies and socially distanced in-person strategies.

After watching this webinar, you will be able to:
• Use new strategies for targeted recruitment, engagement, and support of foster families;
• Apply a specific framework for tailoring targeted recruitment strategies to your work;
• Incorporate approaches for recruiting, engaging, and supporting families in virtual and socially distanced contexts; and
• Strengthen your efforts to track prospective foster families between recruitment and licensure.