***UPDATES***

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The MPFPA is now offering some financial assistance to it's paid members.  Please complete the form for financial assistance and for birthday gifts.  Mini-Scholarships are available for graduation expenses, sports fees and equipment, instrument rental, to name a few.  If you have other requests outside of those listed, please fill out the form anyway, and we will get back to you.  Please remember to apply early, as the board only meets monthly to discuss these requests.

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2014 Double Digit Dream Camp flier now available.

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The MPFPA currently collecting school supplies for our Annual Picnic, on August 16, 2014.  For a complete list of supplies needed, please see our flier.  Please contact Estella Cervantes for more information.  Drop sites are at the West Salem Curves, North Salem Curves, and South Salem Curves.

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Marion County Law Enforcement's "Striking Out Meth" baseball game is happening this weekend July 25th at Volcanoes Stadium.

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DHS Child Welfare Rules, Policies and Procedures UPDATE...

Effective July 1, 2014

  • I-AB.1, Introduction to CPS Rules
  • I-AB.4, CPS Assessment
  • I-AB.4.1, Day Care Investigations
  • I-AB.4.1.2, Differential Response
  • I-AB.6, Access to Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) in Local Child Welfare Offices
  • I-B.2.2.3, Department Responsibilities During Screening and Assessment of a Child Abuse or Neglect Report Involving the Home of a Department Certified Foster Parent or Relative Caregiver

Other DHS sites:

http://www.dhs.state.or.us/policy/childwelfare/policy_releases.htm
http://www.dhs.state.or.us/policy/childwelfare/implement/temp_rules.htm
http://www.dhs.state.or.us/policy/childwelfare/cross_index.htm
http://www.dhs.state.or.us/policy/childwelfare/pt/2014/cw_pt_14_007.pdf

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Royalty Retreat for kids ages 12-16.  Sponsored by Jefferson Baptist Church.  For more information please see the information sheet, and use the form to register each child.

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Great training videos in the Love and Logic series.  Also available for purchase at www.loveandlogic.com.

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SAVE THE DATES - For the Annual Shoulder to Shoulder Event

  • Monday, Oct. 27, 2014  Pre-Conference/ Night Before Event.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014  Shoulder to Shoulder Conference.

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The DHS office in Marion County has a monthly support group that meets on the first Tuesday of the month.  For more information, please call Erma Brundidge at 503.378.4784.  You can also visit the training website.

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The clothing closet has moved.......  When you go into the foster parent enterance, there is a closet in the hallway.  The infant clothing is in there.  The rest of the sizes are in the room next to the bathroom.   Look for the clothing closet signs.

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New Ike Quest Spring session starts, for ages 14-18.  Please see flier for details.

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Do you have a foster, adoptive, kinship, or guardianship child that is on an IEP, or is permanently disabled?  Have you heard of Camp Attitude?  It is a great program for these kids in your home.  If you'd like more information please visit website at the link above, or email them.  Registration is now open, on a first come first served basis.

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Don't forget to get your State Park camping and day use passes.  Please visit the State Parks website.

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New website for IEP information, and resources. 

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   Formal Dresses are available.  The formal Winter and Spring dances are coming soon.  If you have a high-school aged girl that needs a dress to attend her ball, the MPFPA has a formals closet.  There are long dresses, short dresses, A-line dresses, and dresses of all sizes.  There are about 60+ dresses so far.  All dresses are given on a first come, first served basis.  For more information, or to make an appointment please call Mary Carlsen at 503-588-7490.

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   ShoeU.net makes new athletic shoes available for $40.00 or less. Local location in Salem near DHS office for pick-ups, helps avoid paying for shipping and handling.  Local address is, 4270 25th Ave NE, Salem, OR  97301.

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