Emergency Foster Home training – In some cases, a child will be left with no family to care for him or the child's immediate removal from his current home is necessitated by extreme circumstances. Emergency foster families are specialists at taking children at almost no notice. Often the children will be traumatized by the incident which has made them at least temporarily parentless and will need intensive help. Foster homes that have been accepted and authorized to be emergency foster homes will have bedrooms already prepared, food available, and will have the appropriate clothing for that age of child. They may have to run out to the store to get some things right before, but they'll be prepared. That is what they were designed to do, and they do a great service to any community. Contact your County Recruitment and Training Information
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections – The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections at the Hunter College School of Social Work is a training, technical assistance, and information services organization dedicated to help strengthen the capacity of State, local, Tribal and other publicly administered or supported child welfare agencies to: institutionalize a safety-focused, family-centered, and community-based approach to meet the needs of children, youth and families. The National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections is a service of the Children’s Bureau – ACF/DHHS.
Relevant Reading for Foster Parents – Woodland Community College FKCE program
Foster Parent College – provides innovative, research-based, interactive online courses for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents. FosterParentCollege.com® launched in 2004. It is an operating division of Northwest Media, Inc. of Eugene, OR, a publisher of training materials for social services agencies. All courses for FPC are conceived and developed in-house by the Northwest Media team of researchers, educators, writers, artists, animators and programmers.