RESOURCES

WFAPA was created to give power to the hundreds of thousands of caregivers scattered in every community across the country. Due to the privacy and security needs of our children, caregivers are disconnected from each other, and often times disconnected from the services and resources that are available to them.

During this time, many families need something to keep them busy. Please look at this activity resource book for some ideas. This would also be a great time to work on your child’s Lifebook with them!

Whether or not schools are closing for the Coronavirus, it’s likely that U.S. kids will be spending a lot of time indoors in the next couple of months. With that in mind, we rounded up loads of hands-on activities for families to do together at home. Share this with everyone you know who might need it!  By Kimberley Moran on March 13, 2020.

Chantelle, and the blogger behind Fat Mum Slim.put together 32 really fun, and easy fun ideas that you can do together as a family. Steggles is encouraging us all to spend more quality time together. They know how stressful our lives can be, and want to make life easier and more fun for us, so that we can make more time for quality family time. They want to help us connect, to laugh, to chat over dinner, and to just have fun together. 

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services. We promote the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals and communities with leadership and resources for compassionate, effective delivery of human services.

Adoption Network guides Adopting Parents and Birth Parents through every step of their adoption journey. Parents and the Birth Mothers. ANLC is able to help pregnant women through crisis situations while assisting hopeful Adopting Parents in attaining their ultimate goal to parent.

"We create permanent connections to loving and stable families."

Adoption Services for People of all Faiths. Providing support, education and referral services to birth parents, adult adoptees and adoptive families. Experienced adoption professionals are here to help you every step of the way, from your first question to post-placement and follow-up.

This new report highlights innovative examples of foster parent recruitment and retention strategies. We hope child welfare agencies across the country will draw on these examples as they work to improve foster parenting and family-based care. The report also offers recommendations for federal and state policymakers to drive better results through improved use of data; aligning federal financing in support of effective foster family recruitment, training and support; promoting measurable outcomes; and encouraging better partnerships between families and agencies.

At Family Works Programs we are committed to creating a healthy environment for all members of the Family Works Programs community, a community in which we identify and solve problems in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation. We are here to be of service to kids, families, and communities.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, or FASD, is an umbrella term that describes the range of effects that may occur to an individual whose mother drank alcohol during her pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. Some babies are born with severe physical differences and intellectual disabilities; others are only slightly affected.

Jeff is the creator of FASDForever.com, a blog that delivers subject material and content that caregivers can identify with and strategies and intervention ideas that they can utilize in their own homes.

You have a heart for children. We have what you need to make fostering, adoption, or kinship care a success! Our resource center is a valuable guide to any new or current foster family, families considering adopting a child whom they are currently fostering, relative and kinship families, and foster care licensing staff.

Children's Wisconsin is the largest provider of foster care and adoption programming in the state. Get answers to commonly asked questions about foster care and find the foster care program that's right for you.

There is a range of resources and educational opportunities for foster parents and families. Check out local businesses that offer discounts to foster parents.  

FCAC Online Training offers 149 courses with new topics added continuously. Complete mandated training hours from the comfort of your home. Training online offers flexible hours.....train around your schedule. No need for baby sitters. Courses are developed by professionals with extensive experience, and most hold a Masters or Ph.D.

Foster Care Transition Toolkit

The passage to adulthood is challenging for anyone, but for youth in foster care, it can be especially lonesome, confusing, and uncertain. The Department of Education released a toolkit to help youth in our nation's foster care system and those who work to support them.

Fun features to find the perfect movie or tv show for your children. 

Heart To Heart Adoptions

Non profit adoption agency assisting birth mothers and adoptive parents with counseling and placing for adoption

IFCO is an international, not-for-profit, membership-based, organization. We provide a platform to advocate for increased and better family-based alternative care to improve the well-being and life-chances of children in care across the world.

LearnEasy24 gives you the opportunity to interact with experienced and knowledgeable tutors that care about you as a student. That’s why we offer you an interactive learning with an experienced instructor who wants you, as a student, to succeed in learning a second language or an academic subject.

At WCWPDS, we are here to provide you with quality learning opportunities and resources to support you as you make a difference in the lives of the children you care for. This site will provide you with information regarding training you may be required to complete as a Foster Parent, Adoptive Parent, or Child and Youth Care Professional.

As the nation's clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization, NCMEC leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation - because every child deserves a safe childhood.

Extending Foster care beyond 18

NFPA has an important mission to support the care givers of our nation's most vulnerable children and youth.  What can you do?

Resource Centers provide T&TA in specific focus areas with the goal of helping agencies, managers, family and juvenile courts, and other child welfare professionals better serve children and families. Resources and information from several former National Child Welfare Resource Centers (NRCs).

Resource Centers provide T&TA in specific focus areas with the goal of helping agencies, managers, family and juvenile courts, and other child welfare professionals better serve children and families. Resources and information from several former National Child Welfare Resource Centers (NRCs).

The Wisconsin Adoption & Permanency Support program offers supportive services that cover a wide continuum of needs for Wisconsin’s adoptive & guardianship families, adult adoptees and birth families. Our program is built on collaboration with individuals, professionals, organizations and community members throughout Wisconsin who are impacted by adoption & guardianship.

Wisconsin Adoption & Permanency Support is funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families to offer supportive services that cover a wide continuum of needs for Wisconsin's adoptive & guardianship families, adult adoptees and birth families. Our program is built on collaboration with individuals, professionals, organizations and community members throughout Wisconsin.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services. We promote the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals and communities with leadership and resources for compassionate, effective delivery of human services.

Our department’s vision is that all Wisconsin children and youth are safe and loved members of thriving families and communities. 

To report a case of child abuse or neglect, contact the county or tribe where the child or child's family lives. If the agency is not known, contact the closest county.

This resource is designed to help you find resources to help you with medical care, support payments, and more for the children in your care. The following link provides a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of caregivers in situations like yours. We hope that you recognize that the feelings and challenges you may be experiencing are common, and you are not alone.

The Foster Parent Handbook is intended to give basic information about foster care in Wisconsin to newly-licensed foster parents and to serve as a refresher for experienced foster parents. This handbook also provides additional tools and resource lists if foster parents want to learn more about a specific topic.

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