Alaska Center for Resource Families

A project of Northwest Resource Associates


 

Want to become a foster or adoptive parent? 

Looking for support and resources after adoption?

Call (800) 478-7307 or (866) 478-7307

 

Parenting 911: When things get tough

 

Beginning July 1, 2019, Foster Parents are encouraged to get CPR Trained— and OCS will reimburse your class costs.  See the details HERE.

 

What's Happening in Alaska...


September is FASD Awareness Month

FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) impacts so many of our children and youth in foster care and their parents. Help raise awareness of how to prevent FASD and how to support individuals with FASD – consider spreading some of these ideas through your favorite form of social media.

30 Days, 30 Ways      How2Support   Two Bellies     Don’t  Mix     

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Tiny Training Bytes

Tiny Training Bytes— doing your training a bite at a time…  Our newsest “Byte”  is  “Using Social Stories with Children with Autism.”   Try a Byte HERE. 

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E-WIC IS MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS ALASKA

 

The Women, Infants and Children Program or WIC is a public health program providing nutrition and breastfeeding education, counseling, support, nutritious foods and referrals to needed services.?   Foster Children under the age of 5 are eligible for WIC regardless of the foster families’ income. Foster parents should bring paperwork proving you are the foster parent to the WIC office (such as the Consent for Medical Care Form.)

This summer the WIC Program is moving from checks to an Electronic Benefit Transfer Card called "eWIC." This eWIC card looks and acts like a debit card. Foster parents should know that the new system is rolling out across the state in stages. Anchorage, the Interior, and the Mat Su rolled out in June. Southcentral is mid- July and Western and Southeast will be in August. Go to o http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/nutri/wic/default.aspx  for more information and to watch a great video explaining the changes and how to use your e-WIC card.

 

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ACRF, along with our parent agency Northwest Resource Associates,  is proud to again be certified by the Human Rights Campaign as an “All Children, All Families” organization.  We welcome and support LGBT families and parents to become foster and adoptive parents and we want all foster homes to be welcoming places for LGBTQ children and youth.

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