All Star Children's Foundation this week welcomed six new foster parents: Chip and Lindsey Caffelle, Todd and Tricia Reinschmidt, and Marlene Miller and her daughter, Ryan Miller.
The All Star campus will provide a nurturing, family-style home environment and comprehensive, trauma-sensitive treatment to abused children ages 0-18. Siblings will be kept together, and parents and caregivers can draw on a range of innovative services. All Star’s six five-bedroom cottages are licensed for up to five foster children, and each is designed with special care given to the selection of soothing colors, light and cheerful open spaces. The campus also features a clubhouse, playgrounds, a vegetable garden, and live oak trees that provide a tranquil canopy. All Star has also partnered with leaders across the child welfare system to assist in its mission, including Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, which provides critical clinical advice and serves as the lead research entity. The All Star campus also includes the All Star Children’s Center, which will offer trauma-focused clinical services that are currently being offered remotely to more than 65 children and their caregivers remotely.
All foster parents at All Star must be licensed as foster parents by the State of Florida and participate in ongoing trainings to address and support a trauma-informed approach to parenting. These trainings educate prospective foster parents on meeting the needs of displaced children, while offering useful strategies on strengthening the parent-child relationship.