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Grant helps camp for foster children hire specially trained counselors

Grant helps camp for foster children hire specially trained counselors
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Grant helps camp for foster children hire specially trained counselors  Live 5 News WCSC

Grant helps camp for foster children hire specially trained counselors

Lowcountry Foster Camp Receives Grant for Additional Resources

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) – A Lowcountry year-round camp for foster kids has received a $3,000 grant for additional resources. The camp is called Three Rivers Respite and offers some relief to South Carolina foster families.

Three Rivers Respite is a nonprofit located on Johns Island on seven acres of land. They offer short-term respite, like day camps, to foster families so they can continue the challenging work of caring for foster children.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  1. Goal 1: No Poverty
  2. Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
  3. Goal 4: Quality Education
  4. Goal 5: Gender Equality
  5. Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
  6. Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

The Joanna Foundation, which says its purpose is to “support organizations and programs that strengthen community capacity and enhance individual involvement in achieving a better quality of life,” granted Three Rivers Respite $3,000 so that they could afford to hire more counselors to help with camp.

The counselors are trained in trust-based relational intervention or TBRI, which the National Institute of Health describes as a “therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children.”

The grant allowed them to hire and pay the salary of one additional counselor for the summer who helped provide this kind of therapy to the children.

“It covers the salaries for our camp counselors for the summer. So, we only hired 1 camp counselor just for the amount of day camps we had and the number of kids, 1 counselor was enough,” Chairman of the Board of Three Rivers Respite Matthew Alt said. “She’s been fantastic. A fantastic addition to Three Rivers Respite and it’s been a huge blessing to these kids and to us.”

The Goal of Three Rivers Respite

  • Provide respite care for foster kids
  • Connect foster children with other foster children
  • Create a supportive community for foster parents
  • Build more facilities for overnight camps

The goal at Three Rivers Respite is to give foster parents a break from the hardships that come with taking on a foster child and connect the kids with other foster children who can relate to their circumstances.

“And a big part of that too is community when you’re a foster parent. Any walk of life you want community, you want people surrounding you that understand and they’re going through the same thing that you’re going through. And so, we’ve seen that,” Executive Director of Three Rivers Respite Heather Alt said. “It’s developing a community of like-minded people going through the same thing so that we can support one another, encourage one another, and just share in the joys and the challenges of fostering.”

The Alts say that this funding also helps them be able to afford to build more facilities on their property for the foster children, like cabins for overnight camps.

If you or someone you know needs respite care for foster kids or wants to get involved, click here.

SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

  1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

    • Target 3.4: By 2030, reduce by one-third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.
      • Indicator 3.4.1: Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory disease.
  2. SDG 4: Quality Education

    • Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.
      • Indicator 4.7.1: Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development are mainstreamed in (a) national education policies; (b) curricula; (c) teacher education; and (d) student assessment.
  3. SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

    • Target 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
      • Indicator 10.2.1: Proportion of people living below 50 percent of median income, by age, sex and persons with disabilities.

Analysis

The article discusses a Lowcountry year-round camp for foster kids called Three Rivers Respite, which offers short-term respite to foster families. Based on the content of the article, the following SDGs, targets, and indicators can be identified:

1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

The camp provides relief to foster families, allowing them to continue caring for foster children. This aligns with SDG 3, which aims to ensure good health and well-being for all. Specifically, it addresses Target 3.4, which focuses on reducing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases and promoting mental health and well-being. The camp’s activities and support contribute to the overall well-being of foster children and their families.

2. SDG 4: Quality Education

The camp hires counselors trained in trust-based relational intervention (TBRI) to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children. This aligns with SDG 4, which aims to ensure quality education for all. It specifically relates to Target 4.7, which promotes education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles. The camp’s counselors contribute to the education and development of foster children, helping them acquire the knowledge and skills needed for their well-being and future success.

3. SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

The camp’s goal is to give foster parents a break from the hardships of caring for foster children and connect the kids with other foster children who can relate to their circumstances. This aligns with SDG 10, which focuses on reducing inequalities and promoting social inclusion. It specifically relates to Target 10.2, which aims to promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all individuals. The camp’s efforts contribute to creating a supportive community for foster parents and children, irrespective of their backgrounds.

Table: SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being Target 3.4: By 2030, reduce by one-third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being. Indicator 3.4.1: Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory disease.
SDG 4: Quality Education Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development. Indicator 4.7.1: Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development are mainstreamed in (a) national education policies; (b) curricula; (c) teacher education; and (d) student assessment.
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities Target 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status. Indicator 10.2.1: Proportion of people living below 50 percent of median income, by age, sex and persons with disabilities.

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Source: live5news.com

 

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