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...

Thanks to CHAMP Martial Arts for the Anchorage Health Kick Festival!


Thanks to CHAMP Martial Arts for their terrifically successful fundraiser “Anchorage Health Kick Festival” held at Central Middle School on March 25 to benefit the Alaska Center for Resource Families .  Over $11,000 was raised by this incredibaly fine group of students and parents and the money will go toward starter kits and other items needed by children coming into foster care.  First Lady Donna Walker was also on hand to promote “Alaska Kids Helping Alaska Kids” and we appreciate all the work and positive energy put into this event.  Thank you very much for your generosity!


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


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