Thursday, October 08, 2015

Resource Links

Training and Support

  • Cabrillo College Foster & Kinship Education Program: Calendar of training and support groups offered to foster parents, relative caregivers and those interested in adoption.
  • Triple P Positive Parenting Program: Schedule of parenting classes offered throughout Santa Cruz County.
  • Meridian Psychotherapy Group: Licensed therapists offering free counseling services for caregivers at any stage in the adoption process, inclidng the very initial stage of trying to decide whether or not adoption is a good fit for their family. (LInk to flier)

Information for Relative Caregivers

Fun Activities for Kids

Other Useful Links

  • iFoster: Offers support, resources and information sharing for foster families, children and youth. This includes a program providing laptops to foster youth at greatly reduced cost.
  • Kids Data: Find data about the health and well-being of children in communities across California.
  • Child and Family Web Guide - Tufts University: A directory that evaluates, describes, and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child developmental research and practical advice.
  • Foster Parent Considering Adoption: A government publication covering issues useful for foster parents to consider when thinking about permanency.
  • Foster Youth Help: The website designed specifically for foster youth, provides an overview of relevant laws, rights and resources.