Alaska Center for Resource Families

A project of Northwest Resource Associates


Our vision is that all resource families in Alaska have the information, training, support and skills to provide quality care to the children in their homes. The Alaska Center For Resource Families (ACRF) provides a continuum of services to Alaska foster parents, adoptive parents, relative caretakers and 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. 

Pre- and post adoption and guardianship support services are available regardless of whether you adopted through the foster care system, internationally, tribally or privately. Services include an extensive resource library, adoption preparation training, case management, education through self-study courses or on-site and telephonic trainings, support, referrals and crisis management.

Our services are offered free-of-charge.  Contact the ACRF office in your area for more information.

What's Happening in Alaska...


Department of Health and Social Services

The Department of Health and Social Services proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 7, Chapter 53 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with foster home licensing requirements; payment rates including overpayments, augmented, emergency shelter, specialized, and difficulty of care rates; damages and loss; medical expenses, and more. You may comment on the proposed regulation changes by submitting written comments to Tracy Spartz Campbell, Deputy Director, Office of Children's Services, P.O. Box 110630, Juneau, AK 99811-0630 or by Email: tracy.spartz-campbell@alaska.gov.  Regulation Changes can be found at Foster Care 7AAC53 Update Public Review Draft. Comments due by September 3rd, 2014.

2013 Foster Care Survey

The 2013 Foster Care Survey conducted by the State of Alaska Office of Children's Services is out. Go to Foster Care Survey to find out what this survey says about the state of foster care in Alaska from the point of view of resource families.

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