KidsPeace has opened a new Foster Care and Community Programs office in Durham, NC, and is inviting government officials, mental health care professionals, foster care providers and interested neighbors to attend an celebration of the opening and a special training on Thursday, July 29. The event will be held at the Homewood Suites by Hilton at 3600 Mt. Moriah Road, Durham, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Tom Culver

State Manager Tom Culver


State Manager Tom Culver will present opening remarks and discuss how the new office will be serving the community and the many children in need of therapeutic foster care. He will also explain the process for becoming a KidsPeace foster parent and describe the extensive screening and training KidsPeace provides all foster parents in our programs. He will then introduce guest speaker, Dr. J. Eric Vance, chief psychiatric consultant to the New Hampshire Division of Juvenile Justice Services and former clinical consultant to the mental health office of the NC Department of Health and Human Services, who will present a training entitled, "Practical Applications of Resiliency Theory Treatment Foster Care and Intensive In-Home Services." Dr. Vance's program will assist anyone who provides assistance, support or services to at risk children and families by clearly describing the importance of developing resilience in children to improve their outcomes in foster care.


KidsPeace has Foster Care and Community Programs offices in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Aberdeen, NC, and across the country. The new office is located at 180 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Suite 112 in Durham and serves children from the counties of Durham, Person, Orange and Chatham.


For more information on the event and to register for the free training, please call 919-872-6447 or visit us on the web at or