Keewatin Press

June 13, 2013 09:00 ET

REMINDER-Media Advisory/The Foster Parent Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Child Welfare Matrix Book Launch

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 13, 2013) - Canadian author Landy Anderson launches her book The Foster Parent Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Child Welfare Matrix during the Canadian Foster Family Association's annual conference.

On Saturday June 15, 2013 hundreds of foster parents from Pacific to Atlantic Canada gather for their annual conference. This year's conference is hosted by the Foster Parents Society of Ontario.

About the Book

"The Foster Parent Survival Guide is a must-read book for both new and experienced foster parents. It's refreshing to have a Canadian-based guide to the Child Welfare System within our own country." Sheila Durnford, President, Canadian Foster Family Association.

"The Foster Parent Survival Guide although written in Ontario, contains valuable information that highlights the fact that although child welfare legislation may differ depending on where you live, the epiphanies that you will realize after reading this book know no boundaries." Cecile Brookes, President, Foster Parents Society of Ontario.

"The book tour is going so well that I'm on my second run since publishing in February 2013. The reception is overwhelming! Several universities are ordering the book for their library and one college is using a chapter in their class," boasts Ms. Anderson.

About the Author

Ms. Anderson is a former Foster Care Supervisor with 27 years experience in child welfare. She has worked as a child protection worker, supervisor, and manager in several Children's Aid Societies in Ontario for various departments. Additionally, she has supervised staff operated group homes and foster care departments for various child welfare agencies in the greater Toronto area including an Aboriginal Children's Aid Society. Ms. Anderson also teaches part time at her local community college. Remarkably, she has been a foster parent to over 100 teenagers spanning a decade, where some teenagers stayed for days and others well into adulthood.

Media Interviews and Photo Opportunity
Saturday June 15, 2013 @ 12:15 pm
Sheraton Parkway NORTH Hotel
600 HWY-7 East
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
L4B 1B2
Phone:(905) 881-2121

To view the front and back covers of The Foster Parent Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Child Welfare Matrix, please visit the following links:

For more information:

Canadian Foster Family Association -

Foster Parents Society of Ontario -

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