Supporting Foster Kids & Parents
Family Advocacy Ministry - FAM

How to Become Part of the 4KIDS of Central Texas

Family Advocacy Ministry Care Community

4KIDS Family Advocacy Ministry (FAM), is designed to equip and engage Christian individuals and churches throughout Central Texas to serve foster families and children in foster care by surrounding them with a Volunteer Care Community. 4KIDS addresses the unique challenges of foster care by giving foster families an extra level of support from loving, committed helpers in their church family. 4KIDS of Central Texas is an affiliate of Promise 686. Learn more about FAM and Promise 686 here.

Ways to Serve

1. Support a Foster Family - Babysitting Childcare - Up to 12 hours but not overnight: can provide care in a verified or unverified foster home

Required Training & Preparation

  • Awareness Orientation Class (see Foster Parent Training)

  • Criminal Background Check including FBI Fingerprinting

  • Sign the 4KIDS of Central Texas Confidentially Policy

  • Must agree to and sign the 4KIDS of Central Texas Discipline Policy

  • Must agree to and sign the 4KIDS Confidentiality Policy

  • Must be directly connected to a specific foster family requesting a babysitter. (Ask us more about the logistics of this.)

  • Can be done by a young person who is 16 or older - if they take CPR/1st Aid

2. Support a Foster Family - Overnight Care Providers - Up to 72 hours: can provide care in a verified or unverified home.

Required Training & Preparation

  • Awareness Orientation Class (see Foster Parent Training)

  • Criminal Background Check including FBI Fingerprinting

  • Sign the 4KIDS of Central Texas Confidentially Policy

  • Must agree to and sign the 4KIDS of Central Texas Discipline Policy

  • Must agree to and sign the 4KIDS Confidentiality Policy

  • Must complete Psychotropic Meds Training (2 hours online and 1-hour live training)

  • Must complete CPR/First Aid

  • Must be directly connected to a specific foster family requesting an overnight care provider. (Ask us more about the logistics of this.)

3. Support a Foster Family - Verified (fully licensed) Respite Foster Parents: Can provide respite care for any verified 4KIDS of Central Texas foster families - More than 72 hours - to 14 days

Required Training & Preparation

 

4KIDS requires that all FAM Care Community Volunteers complete a Texas State Certified Criminal Background Check. This and other information can be obtained from 4KIDS at info@4kidsofctx.org.