Twenty-one years and counting.
That’s how long Paul Schandevel of Children’s Homes, Inc., Paragould, Arkansas, has been a member of CCFSA.
Why does he keep coming back? Why does he renew every year. Part of the reason is the annual conference.
“I greatly appreciated the last conference. I recall the testimony of a speaker who grew up in foster care. She provided insight into the child’s perspective on the adults, and presented a clear view of how foster care might be improved. This gave a special insight regarding how foster and house parents should be trained.”
Paul also found the presentation by the Coalition of Residential Education (CORE) board member, focusing on protecting residential homes from opposing the lobbying group, extremely helpful and informative. Paul notes, “Today, it is vital that we learn how residential and group homes in various states have successfully defended themselves against law suits. It is important that we take full advantage of the opportunity CCFSA provides to collaborate with others from around the country.”
Paul also cited another benefit of CCFSA: “The CCFSA National Spokesman shines a light on the importance and impact of what foster, residential and adoptive children’s homes do from a Biblical perspective.”