Links for Parents
Below you will find a links to useful information for Resource Parents.
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U.S. Department of Human Resources
Child Welfare Information Gateway
- Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
National Foster and Adoptive Parent Organizations
Natl Foster/Adoptive Parent Orgs
- Casey Family Programs
Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused entirely on foster care and improving the child welfare system. Founded in 1966, we work to provide and improve ─ and ultimately prevent the need for ─ foster care in the United States. As champions for change, we are committed to our 2020 Strategy for America’s Children – a goal to safely reduce the number of children in foster care and improve the lives of those who remain in care.
- CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others. CHADD is a membership organization, produces the bi-monthly Attention magazine (for members), and sponsors an annual conference. The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC) is the CDC-funded national clearinghouse for evidence-based information about ADHD. Contact information for all local chapters is available online through the CHADD Chapter Locator. CHADD was founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD.
- Child Welfare SPARC
The Child Welfare SPARC will strengthen the connections among state advocates, and we’ll begin by listening. We’ll learn about their priorities, the challenges they face, and the successes they want to share. That listening process will help SPARC to offer a comprehensive menu of supports, when and how state advocates need them.
- Children’s Defense Fund
The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments before they get sick, drop out of school, get into trouble or suffer family breakdown. CDF began in 1973 and is a private, nonprofit organization supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations.
- Fostering Connections
What is FosteringConnections.org? A gathering place of information, training and tools related to furthering the implementation of the Fostering Connections law. Specifically, we aim to connect implementers with the latest information and the best experts and advocates working on these issues.
iFoster is here to help raise our most vulnerable children. Our programs provide life changing resources for at-risk children and youth to put them on the path to becoming independent successful adults.
- National Foster Parents Association
The National Foster Parent Association is a champion for the thousands of families that open their heart and their home to the over 400,000 children in out-of-home placement in the US. Membership in the National Foster Parent Association is open to anyone who believes in the importance of family-based care for foster children and that every child deserves a permanent family.
- North American Council on Adoptable Children
NACAC promotes and supports permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and Canada who have been in care—especially those in foster care and those with special needs.
- Blind Veterans Association Scholarships
Beginning with the 2012-13 academic year, BVA will award seven total scholarships, six under the Kathern F. Gruber program umbrella for $2,000 each and one $1,000 scholarship through the newly established Thomas H. Miller program.
- Schwallie Family Scholarship Program
In 2008, the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program to support qualified individuals with autism or Asperger Syndrome residing in the United States pursuing post-secondary education. OAR will present awards of $3,000 each across three categories: 1) Four-year undergraduate college or university; 2) Two-year undergraduate college, and; 3) Trade, technical or vocational school. These will be one-time awards for any recipient.
Support for Foster and Adoptive Parents
Support for Foster/Adoptive Parents
- Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)
C.A.S.E. is a private, non-profit adoptive family support center. Its programs focus on helping children from a variety of foster care and adoptive backgrounds to receive understanding and support which will enable them to grow into successful, productive adults.
- M&L Special Needs Planning
M&L Special Needs Planning’s mission is to educate families in an emphatic, methodical, non-threatening way. We do this by providing workshops and creating financial security with comprehensive special needs life plans and government benefit planning for the individual with special needs, siblings and parents in a fee based structure.