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Foster Care Websites

The Alaska Center for Resource Families - Under contract with the State of Alaska Office of Children's Services to provide training and information to foster parents statewide to learn about the children who come into foster care. 

Adolescent Substance Abuse Knowledge BaseProvides articles and information about teen drug abuse.

Alaska Department of Education & Early DevelopmentProvides information on districts and schools statewide. 

Alaska Division of Public Health – Provides information on health assessment, health promotion, and disease prevention services.  Provides links to health centers statewide.

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Family-to-Family - A family-centered, neighborhood-based system of foster care promoting permanence for all children.

CanLearn – Empowering parents with the knowledge, techniques, and expertise that enable them to assume primary responsibility for their child's maximum growth and development.

Child Welfare Information Gateway – Provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.

Child Welfare League of AmericaOffers tips on parenting, discipline, and child development.

Children's Bureau Express  - Provides articles, tools, publications, resources. It also provides reports on the latest research, a forum for interdisciplinary communication and links to full-text documents.  
Children’s Bureau Express – Spotlight on Disaster Preparedness - Provides information and links for parents and children on emergency disaster preparedness.

Children Now – Provides timely children's issues and what you can do.

Children's Rights -  A national advocacy group working to reform failing child welfare systems on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of abused and neglected children who depend on them for protection and care. 

Connect for Kids – Provides many articles and links dealing with foster care issues. 

Early Childhood – Provides information, products and ideas for parents and teachers. 

Foster Club -  The club for foster kids and grown-ups who care.

Fostering Families Today – Produces a bimonthly magazine and is committed to helping hard-to-place youngsters find families who will accept and love them forever,

Foster Parent Community - Includes links to foster parent chat groups, foster parent associations, articles about foster care and lots more. 

Generations United – Provides information on kinship care programs, updates on federal and state legislation, legal options, housing, and public benefits. 

Grandparents as Parents (GAP) – Provides programs and services to meet the urgent and ongoing needs of grandparents and other relative caregivers raising at-risk children. 

Indian Child Welfare ACT (ICWA) – Provides technical assistance and training to help child welfare agencies comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. 

Kids are Waiting -  Dedicated to improving the well-being of children in foster care.

KidsHealth.OrgProvides information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of AmericaGrants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Notmykid.org - Empowers youth to reach their full potential by inspiring positive life choices.

National Foster Parent Association - Supports foster parents in achieving safety, permanence and well-being for the children and youth in their care.

National Resource Center for Family Support, Casey Family Programs - Provides high quality foster care and other direct services to improve the lives of children and families.

National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC)Focuses on increasing the capacity and resources of State, Tribal, and other publicly supported child welfare agencies to promote family-centered practices that contribute to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children while meeting the needs of their families.

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Stone Soup Group – A statewide non-profit agency based in Anchorage, Alaska that provides assistance and support to families of children with special needs.  They operate several programs, each with a specific focus on different ways they can help families supporting children with special needs to become informed, experienced, self-sufficient advocates for their children and themselves. . 

The Mining Company- an abundance of parenting resource material for K-6 children.

The Multiethnic Placement Act (MEPA) - MEPA prevents discrimination in the placement of children on the basis of race, color, or national origin.

United Way Worldwide- Advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing on education, income and health. 

Volunteers of America - Provides high quality, innovative services for disadvantaged and disconnected children and youth.