Foster Parent Resources
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Adoption Triad Blogs: Want information and stories from those with first-hand experience? Foster/Adoptive Mom Erin Bohns of No Bohns About It has created a collection of Adoptee blogs, Adoptive Family blogs, Birth Mom blogs, Foster Care blogs, and Other Interesting Adoption Blogs.
Advokids provides the only free telephone hotline offering legal information to anyone concerned about a child in foster care in California. Hotline: 877.238.4543; Monday - Friday from 9AM to 4:30PM.
California Alliance of Caregivers: Offers free membership, free monthly newsletter, trainings, Resource Family Policy Summits and Caregiver Day at the Capitol.
Dial 2-1-1: Nationwide, free & confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people from all communities and of all ages to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Educational Tutorial Services: Offers tutoring on a number of different levels to foster care students in grades K-12 as well as college.
Foster Parent College: Free courses for foster parents.
Funded Child Care & Development Options (California): List of different State and Federally funded programs that help families pay for child care.
Grants for dance lessons, sports and other activities: Foster Swell provides $150 grants so that children in foster care can participate in activities outside of school.
"Hear Me Roar" by Kari Weber-Young.- New book to be used as special quality time of safety and the beginning of bonding will be shared as soon as a child is placed in care.
National Diaper Bank Network: Directory of diaper banks by state that distribute diapers to families.
One-Month Medication Log Form for Foster Parents: compliments of FosterParentTraining.com
Overcoming Emotional Trauma: Life Beyond Survival Mode: book authored by Travis Lloyd, a mental health professional who was also a foster youth. Book helps foster parents understand the emotions the children in their care may be struggling with.
Two-Week Behavioral Assessment Form for Foster Parents: compliments of FosterParentTraining.com
UCLA TIES for Families: For families adopting through Los Angeles DCFS. The goal of UCLA TIES for Families is to reduce the barriers to successful adoption or permanency of children with special needs, including prenatal substance exposure, who are in foster care.