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...

FASD Self Study Training At ACRF

Want to learn more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and how it impacts the children and youth in your home?  Check out these self study trainings from ACRF. To get training credit for these classes, complete the questionnaires at the back of each course and return to ACRF.

Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

FAS/FASD: An Introduction for Foster Parents

FAS/FASD: Caring For Children With an FASD

FAS/FASD: Preschool And Elementary Education Issues

FASD Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Helping Siblings Understand FASD

Fostering Children and Youth with Mental Health Problems



Do you know that children and youth in foster care are at risk for falling behind in school and studies? Resource families who are “education champions” can make all the difference in the world!   ACRF has put together the Education Guide for Alaska Resource Families to help new foster parents know the basics of supporting children in school and helping them succeed.  Check it out!


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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