Got ICE?

No, not ice for the picnic cooler.  But ICE in your cell phone directory.

ICE stands for “In Case of Emergency”.

If you or one of your kids have a cell phone, chances are in case of an emergency, it would be next to impossible for a nurse, EMT, police officer or Good Samaritan to determine who to contact from your phone directory.

Most first responders and emergency room personnel are now trained to look for ICE in cell phone directories.  The best way to list your emergency contacts is like so:

ICE – Bob

ICE – Mom

Keeping ICE in you cell phone can make all the difference in time when minutes count!

So . . . “Got ICE?”

Budget Cuts Threaten Aging-Out Programs

Even “paradise” has foster kids who age out.

A recent article in The Source (published in St. Thomas, The Virgin Islands) highlights how Federal and local budget cuts threaten a successful aging-out program for foster children ages 18 to 21.

According to The Source article, “The V.I. [Virgin Island] program was in line with those of several states, whose groundbreaking programs for the foster leavers are being set up under the federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act, which, in 2008, significantly reformed national foster care policies.”

To read the article, click here.