What is C.A.S.T.?
The Alberta Foster Parent Association (AFPA) formed the Foster Allegations Support Team (F.A.S.T.) in 1990 to help foster parents and their families cope with the turmoil and confusion that results when an allegation of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse is made.
In light of recent changes to our program, what was previously known as F.A.S.T., has become C.A.S.T.; this program is now available to all foster and kinship caregivers of Alberta.
C.A.S.T. members are foster and kinship caregivers who have special training and knowledge about the process involved when an allegation is made.
C.A.S.T. members support foster and kinship caregivers and their families and ensure that no one who requests their assistance goes through this process alone.