Training trainers

Every family recruited must go through required training to become certified to foster or adopt. The CALL relies on dedicated volunteers to provide that training. But first those trainers need to be equipped.

To that end trainer orientations were held in Little Rock in February and in Springdale in July.

49 individuals participated, coming from 24 counties.

Statewide Summit VIII

For 2 days in September (9/16-17), staff and volunteers of The CALL came together in Benton, AR, for planning, equipping and celebration at The CALL Statewide Summit VIII.

On Friday over 115 volunteers and staff of The CALL and our partners at DCFS worked collaboratively and celebrated successes.

Keynote addresses from the Director of the Division of Children and Family Services, Mischa Martin and the Director of the Department of Human Services, Cindy Gillespie.

Saturday featured over 60 volunteers and staff from throughout the state joining us as we highlighted the work of 3 leaders in the state with “PEP Talks”.

In addition to these keynotes, we offered 16 different equipping workshops for affiliate leadership and volunteers.

The CALL Statewide Summit VIII main session

One more county

February was a busy month for The CALL. On February 26 in Yell County The CALL launched and started the process of recruiting, training and supporting families who foster and adopt from the foster care system