FAQ For Social Workers
What is a Child Matching Event?
A Child Matching Event features children that are waiting for a forever family through an online webinar. Social workers have the ability to present children that are on their caseload to an audience of home study approved families. During the event social workers present 4-7 minutes of information about a child and families have the ability to ask questions about the featured children to better see if that child would be a good fit for their family.
What is a Family Matching Event?
A Family Matching Event features families that are home study approved and looking to add to their family through an online webinar. Families present to an audience of social workers and social workers can then ask as many questions as they want to better see if any child on their caseload would be a good fit with one of the featured families.
What is the difference between a child matching event and a family matching event?
A Child Matching Event feature children that are looking for a forever family. Social workers then pre-register as a presenter with the AFFEC recruitment coordinator and present children on their caseload to an audience of home study approved families. A Family Matching Event features families that pre-register with the AFFEC recruitment coordinator. At a Family Matching Event any social worker can register to see if any of the featured families could potentially be a good fit for their children.
Why would I want to participate/attend in a matching event?
Signing up to be a presenter in a Child Matching Event allows you to speak directly to an audience of families interested in adopting the featured children. You are able to convey information to them that you couldn't in an online profile and families are able get a more complete picture of a child. This saves everyone a lot of time and helps children find their forever families faster! Registering to attend a Family Matching Event allows you to see if a featured family would be a good fit for a child on your caseload. If you feel that they may be you can ask them specific questions during the webinar to see if they would be willing to accept a particular child that you working with. This again saves everyone a lot of time and helps children find their forever families faster!
How do I sign up to be a presenter and feature children in a Child Matching Event?
Email our coordinator at email@example.com or call 541-343-2856 for available dates and times.
How do I sign up to attend a Family Matching Event?Fill out our registration form, to do so click here to register!
What is a webinar?
The day before the event you are given a special login link. You click on that link and it brings you into the program, which is very similar to Skype. Both the presenters and attendees view a power point facilitated by AFFEC and view the PowerPoint during the Matching Event. From there you have the ability to ask question about the featured family if you would like more information then what is presented.
Can people see me or hear me during the event?
Presenters are un-muted when it is their time to speak but if you are just attending the event you do not speak during the event. Both presenters and attendees view a PowerPoint of the featured families or children.
How many families register on average?
We average 40 home study approved families looking to add to their family.
How do I get a home study of a featured family from a Family Matching Event?
After a Family Matching Event is over you can request the home study of any of the featured families.
Have a question that was not answered here?
Contact our coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 541-343-2856.