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These results are current as of: March 12, 2014
Organizations that provide information on foster care. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at OrganizationUpdates@childwelfare.gov. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau.
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- Family-Centerd Community Change - http://www.aecf.org/MajorInitiatives/FamilyCenteredChange.aspx
- Casey Journalism Center on Children & Families - http://www.journalismcenter.org/
- Child Welfare/Permanence - http://www.aecf.org/OurWork/ChildWelfarePermanence.aspx
- REACH Institute Collaboration on Mental Health - http://www.casey.org/Resources/Initiatives/REACH/
- Research Network on Youth Mental Health Care - http://www.casey.org/Resources/Initiatives/MacArthurResearch/
- Youth Resources - http://www.casey.org/Youth/Resources.htm
The goals of the CCFP are to enhance the lives of vulnerable children and families and to shape local, State, and national policies by working with public and private agencies to conduct research, demonstrate new models of service, develop training curricula and provide T/TA, conduct program evaluations, and develop policy recommendations.
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to programs, research, laws and policies, training resources, statistics, and much more.
- NRC for Child Welfare Data and Technology - http://www.nrccwdt.org/
- Kinship Care - http://www.cwla.org/programs/kinship/default.htm
- Child Welfare Standards of Excellence - http://www.cwla.org/programs/standards/default.htm
- Family Foster Care - http://www.cwla.org/programs/fostercare/default.htm
The CFRC is an independent research organization created at the School of Social Work by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
- Training and Technical Assistance Network - http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/tta/index.htm
- Child & Family Services Reviews (CFSR) - http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/cwmonitoring/index.htm
- Angels in Adoption Program - http://www.ccainstitute.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=29
- Foster Youth Internship Program - http://www.ccainstitute.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=80&Itemid=34
- Congressional Resource Program - http://www.ccainstitute.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86&Itemid=38
- National Adoption Day - http://www.ccainstitute.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=23&Itemid=28
Foster Care to Success was formerly the Orphan Foundation of America.
- Scholarships & Grants - http://fc2success.org/what-we-do/scholarships-and-grants/
- Program Standards for Treatment Foster Care - http://www.ffta.org/standards/index.html
The FosterClub website also includes information for two specific groups:
- Transition Club (http://transition.fosterclub.com/) helps young people transitioning out of foster care with information on permanency, independent living, higher education, and more.
- Booster Club (http://booster.fosterclub.com/), a resource designed for the adults who care for foster children. Caseworkers, independent living providers, advocates and foster parents will find related resources, tools, and articles.
The Fostering Connections Resource Center is a coalition of foundations that have joined together to underwrite the costs of establishing the resource center. The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Duke Endowment, Eckerd Family Foundation, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, Sierra Health Foundation, Stuart Foundation and the Walter S. Johnson Foundation. Child Trends and The Finance Project are responsible for managing the center.
- Wednesday's Child - http://www.freddiemacfoundation.org/ourwork/founwedn.html
- Foster Care & Adoption - http://www.freddiemacfoundation.org/ourwork/adoption.html
- Adoptive & Foster Parent Resources - http://www.freddiemacfoundation.org/ourwork/adopt_res.html
HFCA addresses a wide range of health issues and needs of children and youth in foster care, provides resources on health systems of care, and makes available a Resource Library that links to other resources related to the health and well-being of children and youth in foster care.
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The Institute operates through four Centers, including the Center for Child and Family Programs (CCFP). The CCFP has replaced the National Foster Care Resource Center at the Institute. While the CCFP maintains a strong commitment to child welfare and foster care, it has broadened its focus to reflect diverse community needs as well as children and youth in crisis.
Formed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Casey Family Programs, the Initiative brings together the people and resources needed to help youth make the connections they need to education, employment, health care, housing, and supportive personal and community relationships.
As a grant-making foundation, the Initiative supports successful community-based efforts that create opportunities and build assets for youth leaving foster care through grants, technical assistance, and coalition building with multiple stakeholders. Grants are made to qualified nonprofit organizations or governmental agencies by invitation only.
KidsPeace offers services in Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
- Foster Care/Foster Parenting - http://www.kidspeace.org/services.aspx?id=3596
- TeenCentral.Net - http://www.teencentral.net/
- Residential Programs - http://www.kidspeace.org/services.aspx?id=192&ekmensel=77931891_50_56_192_7
- Adoption and Child Welfare LawSite - http://www.adoptionlawsite.com/
- Foster Youth Advocacy Center - http://www.adoptionchildwelfarelaw.org/youth_project.php
NFPA promotes coordination, cooperation, and communication among foster parents, foster parent associations, child care agencies, and other child advocates in an effort to encourage the recruitment and retention of foster parents.
- State and Local Affiliates - http://www.nfpaonline.org/affiliates
- National Foster Care Month - http://www.nfpaonline.org/fcm
- Walk Me Home - http://www.nfpaonline.org/wmh
The Family Finding model offers methods and strategies to locate and engage relatives of children living in out of home care. The goal of family finding is to provide each child with the life long connections that only a family can offer.
Training Specific: Information on family finding training and technical assistance support is available online at http://www.senecacenter.org/familyfinding/support.
- Family Finding Search Services - http://www.senecacenter.org/familyconnectedness/searchservices
- Resources for Permanency - http://www.senecacenter.org/perm_resources
The NRCPFC offers onsite technical assistance and indepth information services in collaboration with family partners to assist in the implementation of new strategies, expand knowledge, increase competencies, and expand commitment to family-centered practice by child welfare professionals at all levels.
- Legal Resource Manual for Foster Parents Curriculu - http://hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/info_services/other-issues-in-child-welfare.html
- Promoting Placement Stability and Permanency through Caseworker/Child Visits - http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/info_services/caseworker-visiting.html
- Six Steps to Finding a Family: A Practical Guide to Family Search and Engagement - http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/downloads/SixSteps.pdf
- Lighting the Fire of Urgency: Reunification of Families in America's Child Welfare System (webcast) - http://www.nrcpfc.org/webcasts/7.html
- Framework for Permanence for Young People - http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/downloads/permanency/Permanency_Framework.pdf
- Immigration & Child Welfare - http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/info_services/immigration-and-child-welfare.html
NRCYD’s overall goal is to build the capacity of States and Tribes to provide high quality services to their youth in out of home placements, former foster youth and other youth in at-risk situations.
- John H. Chafee Program - http://www.nrcyd.ou.edu/chafee
- Transition Planning - http://www.nrcyd.ou.edu/youth-engagement/transition-planning
- Education and Training Voucher Program - http://www.nrcyd.ou.edu/etv
- State Pages - http://www.nrcyd.ou.edu/state-pages
- Tribal Pages - http://www.nrcyd.ou.edu/tribal-pages
- LGBTQ Youth In-Care - http://www.nrcyd.ou.edu/lgbtq-youth
- Youth Port - http://www.nrcyd.ou.edu/youth-port
One of the areas of work for the Pew involves Children and Youth. The Pew supports initiatives, grounded in research and evidence, that aim to help children and youth become active, contributing members of society.
At the national level, Pew addresses issues that impact the lives of children, including foster care reform, home visiting, health and dental needs, and educational programs.
- Home Visiting - http://www.pewtrusts.org/our_work_detail.aspx?id=922
- Children & Youth - http://www.pewtrusts.org/our_work_category.aspx?id=4
- Children's Dental Health - http://www.pewtrusts.org/our_work_detail.aspx?id=572
One of the major programs of Youth Communication is the publishing of the magazine, Represent. Written by and for teens in foster care, Represent provides them a voice to share personal experiences, to plan for their future, and to help them negotiate the present. For more information, see http://www.youthcomm.org/Publications/FCYU.htm.
Youth Communication also supports smaller projects to address emerging needs of youth. Some of the projects include: Foster Care Transition to Adult Life, Gay Teens in Foster Care, and Awards for Youth in Foster Care. For additional information about these projects, see http://www.youthcomm.org/who_we_are/index.html.
The Center's efforts have focused on strengthening families and advocating for education, medical and mental health, legal support, and transition services needed to assure children's success in care and in the community.
- Just Beginning - http://www.justbeginning.org/
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