Merrillville, IN – CHOICES Team of Northern Indiana
CHOICES Team of Northern Indiana ( http://www.choicesteam.org ) hosted a Provider Forum. Lauren Peterson, Merrillville, IN Regional Manager, participated as a panel member to represent foster care. Other panel members represented residential, day treatment, home based services, a foster parent, and Jane Bisbee, the Director of Indiana Department of Child Services Region One. The focus of the panel was on the initiative “Safely Home, Family First”. A series of questions were poised and responded to by the panel as well as questions taken from the audience. A variety of agencies were represented by the audience as well. Jane Bisbee reported that over the past 6 years the number of children in residential care has decreased by 48% in Region One.