What is it?
We are, “A point of Contact For Change” in families lives. DivertCARE Strategy aims to: 1. Keep children out of foster care. 2. Building stronger homes and families. 3. Prevent children from re-entering foster care. DivertCARE recruits and retains local area churches who have agreed to try and assist in “Teaching Parent Skill (TPS)’ classes to families through the recommendation of local CPS. Churches will be made aware of a family who needs this training through their relationship with local CPS.
What does the DivertCARE Strategy Supervisor do? (Lee and Gretchen Watson)
The DivertCARE Strategy Supervisor oversees the DivertCARE ministries across the state to make sure each one is running as needed. They help the local church build relationships with their local Child Protective Services (CPS) so that the church can provide DivertCARE services. They also keep up with the data from each participating church to ensure that the DivertCARE model is working appropriately.
The duties of the DivertCARE Strategy Advocate?
The DivertCARE Strategy Advocate acts as the point of contact for all classes being taught and future dates of up and coming classes. They will be in charge of finding teachers for each semester when the classes begin. They will keep a record of the families and children they’ve serviced during each semester. They will stay in contact with their local CPS to know how many families will be attending the class.
The duties of the DivertCARE Teachers?
DivertCARE Teachers will decide what parts of the materials they feel comfortable teaching and be well prepared before classes begin. The DivertCARE teacher will also work to build relationships with the parents who are participating in the class. The DivertCARE teacher will keep up with attendance and give out completion certificates when the semester ends.
What will we charge?
DivertCARE does not charge a fee for these services.