Alaska Center for Resource Families
A project of Northwest Resource Associates
The Alaska Center For Resource Families (ACRF) provides training, referral services, individual support and information to those who are or are interested in becoming foster parents, adoptive parents, relative caretakers or guardians.
ACRF has offices in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Mat-Su and Juneau. Through onsite, distance education and teleconference training, we provide the training necessary to become foster parents or to meet on-going training requirements for maintaining a foster care license. Whether you live in urban or rural Alaska, we can provide you with books or videos, self-study courses and on-site or telephonic trainings, as well as one on one support and training.
Pre and post adoption and guardianship support services are available regardless of whether your child was adopted or placed under guardianship through a State, Tribal, relative, private, or international process. Services include access to an extensive resource library, Hague compliant adoption preparation training, case management, education through self-study courses or on-site and telephonic trainings, advocacy, support, referrals and crisis management.
We also work in partnership with other community based and Tribal partners, in order to enhance the training and services available to resource families. This may include co-sponsoring trainings, sharing resource materials, assisting with support groups for resource families and participating in mentoring services.
Our services are offered free-of-charge and we encourage you to contact us for more information.