Great news about Wisconsin Foster Care and the good work going on for kids in foster care. Positive outcomes are happening for Wisconsin foster parents and kids all over the state because of amazing, dedicated employees like ours at Community Care Resources. Without great coverage like Ellen DeGeneres highlighting foster care, or movies like Instant Family, positive stories struggle to reach mass media outlets. The good news is plentiful and this is a must-read 5 Star review!
We hear from frustrated foster parents from other Wisconsin foster agencies all the time about the revolving door of case managers and the frustrations and challenges that creates. We recently spoke with a foster mom licensed with another foster agency who shared that she had been assigned 5 caseworkers in the last 3 years! That kind of turnover is unheard of here at CCR.
One of our many long-time Case Managers is Stephanie. She and the other Case Managers here average 15 years of service. We could not be more proud to have employee longevity bragging rights and we are grateful for these men and women every day. When we receive an outstanding review from a foster parent, county agency, or adoption agency we are never surprised. Positive, glowing reviews are commonplace here and need to be shared. This 5-star review was submitted by a Wisconsin adoption agency that recently worked closely with Stephanie on the adoption of two of our foster children.
Stephanie has been with CCR for over 11 years and is responsible for managing foster homes in the Northwest area of Wisconsin. She works with wonderful foster families in Eau Claire, Chippewa, Polk, Dunn, and many other county areas. She visits weekly with her families and children providing them with all the many support services required.
Working closely with caseworkers and supervisors from many different county foster agencies and adoption agencies has gained Stephanie a reputation for excellence. With approximately 15 children on her caseload on a given month, she is a dependable, valuable resource to both CCR and the outside agencies that refer children to CCR and handle our adoptions.
Her dedication and love for the work she performs are evident in her genuine smile. She cares deeply for the children, works tirelessly to support her foster families, and is known by all county workers in her area to exceed the expectations of a case manager.
When negative stories about Wisconsin foster care reach the news and social media it breaks the hearts of case managers like Stephanie. She genuinely loves what she does and her foster parents give testimony to that over and over again. For 11 years, her attention to detail and a thorough understanding of what her kids need has been remarkable.
In December of 2019, these two adorable siblings were adopted by their foster parents. It was a long journey getting to adoption day but the experience the foster family and the kids had in foster care was made seamless by Stephanie.
Adopting from foster care is a beautiful blessing. Here is the 5-star review from the agency that handled this adoption:
"Stephanie is an excellent communicator, who provided excellent resource connection and support, especially to this first-time foster family with two children with high needs."
Overall Communication and Responsiveness ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Coordination of Therapeutic Services ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Trauma-Informed Care provided ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Timeliness, adequacy, and content of Weekly Reports and Quarterly Reviews ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The success of the Case Manager effectively managing this case ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"This family, although first-time foster/adoptive parents are providing excellent care to both of the children. The skills and tools they are using are an excellent reflection of Stephanie and Community Care Resources both in the education provided and the Case Manager support provided."
"It was a true pleasure to team with Stephanie in this case. The process was seamless with her attention to detail and support for the family. While the family itself was fabulous to begin with, they really were able to become amazing parents because of the education and support given to them by Stephanie and CCR.
Approximately 14% of our foster children are adopted by their foster families each year at CCR. There is no greater joy than a child finding a forever family.
Interested in becoming a foster parent? Ready to help a child heal from trauma? Open to the possibility of adoption through foster care? Let's talk.
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