The Bobcat Bond Program started a new initative to help retain foster care alums attending Texas State. When you apply to become a mentor with the Bobcat Bond Program, you can now specify to be a mentor to a foster care alum. A training facilitated by Casey Family Programs was held on April 17, 2009. Please follow the steps below if you are interested in this program.
Click on the link below to submit an application with the Bobcat Bond Program. Please specify somewhere on your application that you would like to be a foster care mentor, or contact Naomi Valdez at (512) 245-2152 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Skip this step if you are already a mentor.
Once your application is submitted, you need to attend a orientation session with the Bobcat Bond Program which are usually held in the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. After completion, view the training videos below. There is an honor system involved due to the inability to know who viewed the videos or not. It is important for you to understand this student population before you enter into a mentoring relationship. Download the following documents before you view the training session. The breaks in the training allow for your own reflection on the topics discussed. If you have any questions, you can contact the presenters using the contact information at the end of the presentation, or you can email Naomi Valdez at email@example.com.
Agenda - front page
Agenda - second page
After Care Transitional Services (ACTS) brochure1
After Care Transitional Services (ACTS) brochure2
CPS Overview - referred as pink sheet in training
Children in Foster Care - Texas - referred to as green sheet in training
This is a website refered to several times during the training. Click here: foster care alumni
The mentor training videos are password protected and only available to Texas State faculty, staff and students. Click here to access the Texas State Foster Care Alum Mentoring Training videos. You will be prompted to enter your Texas State ID and password.