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Community Conversations - 9/18/23 - National Foster Survey Results

  • 1.  Community Conversations - 9/18/23 - National Foster Survey Results

    Posted 09-14-2023 10:57 AM

    Updated 9/18/23 at 1:53pm - Recording now available to watch on-demand

    We hope to see you on Monday, 9/18 at 11am PT for our next Community Conversations call for a presentation highlighting the National Foster Survey Results by @Audris Campbell, Founder & Principal at The Research Gurus and @Kelly Duer, Senior Community Solutions Specialist at Maddie's Fund

    Foster care programs play a vital role in providing temporary homes and care for animals in need. These programs are essential for ensuring the well-being of animals and supporting the work of animal welfare organizations. To gain insights into the utilization and support of foster care programs, Maddie's Fund has conducted a biannual survey in the United States. This presentation focuses on the findings from the survey conducted in 2022, as well as trends observed when comparing the data to the surveys taken in 2018 and 2020.

    Featured Guest Speaker: Audris Campbell is the Founder & Principal of The Research Gurus, a consultancy dedicated to driving positive change in the social and public sector through research and data science. With previous research roles at Google, IST Research Corp, and Gallup, Audris excels at translating data into actionable strategies that benefit organizations and advance public initiatives. Audris holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Boston, a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from the University of Georgia, and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sociology from Florida State University. To learn more, connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/audriscampbell/
    Register here for our Monday Community Conversations Calls: maddies.fund/CommunityConversationsRegistration
    If you are unable to make it live on Monday, this thread will be updated with the recording and resources so you can watch and share whenever you'd like.  After you watch the recording on-demand or attend the call live, be sure to complete this new September entry form to enter to win up to a $5,000 grant: https://www.maddiesfund.org/weekly-community-conversations-sep23-giveaway.htm


    #DataandTechnology
    #FosterPrograms

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    Maddie's Pet Forum Admin
    Maddie's Fund
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  • 2.  RE: Community Conversations - 9/18/23 - National Foster Survey Results

    Posted 09-18-2023 12:43 PM

    Hello! 

    I have a question about the data shared on this slide:

    Is this data comparing organizations with different practices to one another OR does it reflect specific organizations who have removed barriers and the percent change afterward?

    Thanks!



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    Jenifer Reed
    Maddie's® Human Animal Support Services Program Implementation Trainer
    AmPA!/HASS
    TN
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  • 3.  RE: Community Conversations - 9/18/23 - National Foster Survey Results

    Posted 09-19-2023 08:16 AM

    Hello! Thanks for your question. We compared organizations who had the specific requirement to those who did not have the requirement. For those who had the requirement, we noticed a decrease in pet placement. In the chart above, we reported the percentage change.

    For example, in physical shelters, requiring home visits led to a 74% decrease in pet placement, meeting pets living in a household resulted in a 71% decrease in pet placement, meeting other members of the household caused a 66% decrease in pet placement, landlord checks showed a 59% decrease in pet placement, and reference checks resulted in a 57% decrease in pet placement.

    Similarly, in rescue organizations, conducting home visits resulted in a 56% decrease in pet placement, meeting pets living in a household showed a 58% decrease in pet placement, meeting other members of the household led to a 45% decrease in pet placement, landlord checks led to a 37% decrease in pet placement, and reference checks showed a 36% decrease in pet placement.



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    Audris Campbell
    Researcher
    The Research Gurus
    GA
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  • 4.  RE: Community Conversations - 9/18/23 - National Foster Survey Results

    Posted 09-19-2023 11:33 AM

    Thanks for this info!



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    Jenifer Reed
    Maddie's® Human Animal Support Services Program Implementation Trainer
    AmPA!/HASS
    TN
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  • 5.  RE: Community Conversations - 9/18/23 - National Foster Survey Results

    Posted 09-18-2023 02:20 PM
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    Thanks to the 140+ people who joined us on today's Community Conversations call. The recording is now available to watch on-demand and be sure to complete an entry each time you watch a Community Conversations call to enter to win up to a $5,000 grant: https://www.maddiesfund.org/weekly-community-conversations-sep23-giveaway.htm
    Below is a recap of the call, resources and presentation. Thank you to @Audris Campbell  and @Kelly Duer for sharing these findings from the National Foster Survey!
    As a reminder, there is no Community Conversations Call next Monday, September 25th in observance of Yom Kippur. We'll see you again on Monday, October 2nd.
    Weekly Community Conversations 9/18/23 Recap 


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    Charlotte Otero
    Community Strategist at Maddie's Fund
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  • 6.  RE: Community Conversations - 9/18/23 - National Foster Survey Results

    Posted 09-20-2023 09:48 AM

    Hello,

    Thank you for a great webinar on fostering.  The trends in fostering are fascinating based on the surveys. I am excited to see virtual training is becoming a thing. In fearful cases, virtual training removes stress for the learners since facing a stranger is avoided. I am a trainer and have done virtual training with foster caregivers with lots of positive outcomes. Exciting work! Thanks again.



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    Julielani Chang
    The Life of Kai: Compassion Connections Inc.
    Davis CA
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  • 7.  RE: Community Conversations - 9/18/23 - National Foster Survey Results

    Posted 09-19-2023 08:40 AM

    Hello all! I recall someone on the call asking about our definition of fostering. In the survey, we asked participants to include all types of fostering except day outings.




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    Audris Campbell
    Researcher
    The Research Gurus
    GA
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  • 8.  RE: Community Conversations - 9/18/23 - National Foster Survey Results

    Posted 09-19-2023 11:53 AM

    Hello,

    I am writing to express how impressed I was with yesterday's community conversation!   I also wanted to know if you found liability to be a barrier, and if so, do you know the percent change in pet placement?  If I misunderstood the slide, please let me know.  Thank you.



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    Laura Sherman
    Multiple Hats Volunteer
    Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (M.A.M.A.S.)
    SC
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  • 9.  RE: Community Conversations - 9/18/23 - National Foster Survey Results

    Posted 09-21-2023 04:28 AM

    Hello,

    We do know that concerns about liability are a barrier to having a foster care program. 30% of organizations that did not have a foster care program mentioned concerns about liability as a reason why they do not have one. Unfortunately, the slide about percent change in pet placement only focused on requirements before fostering for foster caregivers and we did not ask about any liability requirements for foster caregivers. Hope this helps!



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    Audris Campbell
    Researcher
    The Research Gurus
    GA
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  • 10.  RE: Community Conversations - 9/18/23 - National Foster Survey Results

    Posted 09-21-2023 08:44 AM

    Hi Audris,

    I am also very curious about liability. For shelters and rescue organizations that have a foster care program,  do they assume liability or the foster caregivers do via homeowner or renter insurance? For the organizations that do carry liability, how do they do it? I can see liability being a barrier. 



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    Julielani Chang
    The Life of Kai: Compassion Connections Inc.
    Davis CA
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