Longtime Adult & Child Health foster parents Ivan and Elaine Burton were honored this week to attend The Foster Family-based Treatment Association's 30th Annual Conference on Treatment Foster Care on a special scholarship. The conference—held in New Orleans and attended by more than 600 family-based service professionals and foster parents—featured over 90 workshops highlighting best practices being applied in the field today.
Nominated by our staff for their outstanding commitment to fostering and dedication to the children and families they serve, the Burtons have maintained a high standard of excellence for the entirety of their 12 years with our organization. Consistently up to date on all required training and documentation, Ivan and Elaine have often gone above and beyond in identifying and acting on opportunities to better meet the therapeutic needs of the children in their care. They have been active community advocates for our agency and for foster care in general—building strong relationships with biological parents and fellow foster parents alike, and inspiring many more to become licensed themselves.
Most importantly, they have shown an unwavering dedication to putting the needs of the children above all else by taking the time to learn as much as possible about every individual in their care, providing them each with ongoing guidance and support designed to assist in achieving both short and long term success.
Congratulations to Ivan and Elaine on a well-deserved honor!