Alaska Center for Resource Families

A project of Northwest Resource Associates

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...

September Rural Teleconference Trainings

Join us for the monthly Rural Telephonic Training and Support Group for Resource Families.  :

September 1, Tuesday. 7 to 8 PM  FASD and School Aged Children & Youth  With John Bennett, Alaska Center for Resource Families

September 17, Thursday, Noon to 1 PM Sensory Processing Disorders & FASD WIth Donna Kelly & Amy Dummann PIC Program (Programs for Infants and Children)  NOTE: Session 1 of this series is now available at  What Are Sensory Processing Disorders?

INSTRUCTIONS: The dial in phone number for this training/support group is 1-800-944-8766, and then when asked, enter this new code: 26867#.


Everyday People, Everyday Heroes

In May, we featured some extraordinary families who make a difference in the lives of children through foster care and adoption.   We think their stories are important all year ‘round.  Check out their stories at FEATURED FAMILIES AND YOUTH.

And if you want to be part of a group promoting the importance of quality foster care for youth and promoting the value of fostering,  check out Foster Kids First or on  Facebook .


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