About Fostering Perspectives

Fostering Perspectives is sponsored by the North Carolina Division of Social Services, the North Carolina Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, SAYSO (Strong Able Youth Speaking Out), and the Family and Children's Resource Program, part of the Jordan Institute for Families at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. These organizations contribute to the development and production of each issue in an effort to improve the quality of foster care in North Carolina.

Address correspondence to Fostering Perspectives, UNC–Chapel Hill School of Social, CB# 3550, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550. E-mail: jdmcmaho@unc.edu.

Advisory Board, May 2014

Nancy Carter, Independent Living Resources, Inc.

Kathy Dobbs, NC Division of Social Services

Michelle Douglas, SaySo

Cy Gurney, NC Administrative Office of the Courts

Jennifer Hull-Rogers, Person County DSS

Tonia Jacobs, UNC-CH

Morgan Jeter, NC Kids/NC Division of Social Services

Trishana Jones, NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Claudia Kearney, Center for Family and Community Engagement

Jenny King, Center for Family and Community Engagement

Mark Maxwell, NC Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

Billy Poindexter, Center for Family and Community Engagement

Jeanne Preisler, NC Division of Social Services

Lauren Zingraff, Independent Living Resources

Editorial Staff

Editor: John McMahon, UNC-CH School of Social Work

Assistant Editor: Mellicent Blythe, UNC-CH School of Social Work

Website: John McMahon, UNC-CH School of Social Work

Mission
Fostering Perspectives exists to promote the professional development of North Carolina's child welfare professionals and foster, kinship, and adoptive parents and to provide a forum where the people involved can exchange ideas about the child welfare system in our state.

Disclaimer
The opinions and beliefs expressed herein are not necessarily those of its publishers, the NC Division of Social Services and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. In the effort to serve readers, we sometimes reference other sources of information (books, web pages). Any listing of this sort is not necessarily an endorsement of these references.

Frequency
Fostering Perspectives is published in May and November of each year.

Distribution
A printed copy of Fostering Perspectives is sent directly to all of North Carolina's county departments of social services and to all foster parents and group homes licensed through the NC Division of Social Services. If you think you should be receiving Fostering Perspectives but are not, please contact us at the above address or by e-mail.

If you wish to receive notification via e-mail when new issues of Fostering Perspectives appear online, send an e-mail message to jdmcmaho@unc.edu with "subscribe FP" in the subject line.

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