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Alaska Center for Resource Families
A project of Northwest Resource Associates
Want to learn more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent? Call 1-800-478-7307!
At the Alaska Center for Resource Families, our mission is to provide support and training to all of Alaska’s resource families (foster, adoptive, relative caretakers and guardianship families) in order to strengthen them and enhance current skills, while developing new ones. We are dedicated to working in collaborative relationships with OCS, Tribes, and others involved in the foster care and adoptive systems.
The Alaska Center for Resource Families seeks to support, encourage, and assist individuals who wish to become foster parents or to adopt through the foster care system. Our program welcomes all prospective parents regardless of race, age, sex, marital status, religious beliefs, physical disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
What's Happening in Alaska...
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Rural Teleconference Training
With Becca Wachter, RN, BSN, PHN with the Fairbanks PUblic Health Center
On February 8, 2017, from Noon to 1 p.m., Becca Wachter presented information on preventing SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. If you missed it, here is the PowerPoint presentation she used.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Join us for “Sex Trafficking and Runaways”, January 25, Noon to 1 pm Teleconference Training
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Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard – Have You Been Trained?
You’ll be hearing from your licensing worker to make sure you have read about and understand about the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard. So why not get your training credit in while you learn? ACRF has two self-studies to help you learn about this very important change in policy that give foster parent more leeway in making decisions but also holds them to a standard of sensible decisionmaking based on a child’s ability and developmental stage. You can do both! Click on the links below to open these trainings.
1.0 Hour Training Tracks: The Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard
1.5 Hour Self Study Course: The Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard: Information For Resource Parents