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...

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.


Rules Around Psychotropic Medication

Foster parents of youth who are prescribed psychotropic medications should follow these guidelines: 

  • Ensure OCS has given consent for medication to be taken by the foster child
  • Understand the medications, including side effects,  the child is prescribed
  • Understand the justification from the provider for the medication
  • Insure the “Guidelines for Psychotropic Medications for Children in State Custody” is given to the child’s medical provider
  • Ensure the “Informed Consent Form” is submitted to the OCS worker
  • Understand the warning signs that the child is being overmedicated
  • Know how to contact the OCS Psych Nurse in your OCS region

For more information,  get a copy of the Provider Guidelines to Psychotropic Medication for Children in State Custody. 


Tiny Training Bytes

Tiny Training Bytes— doing your training a bite at a time…  We have TWO new “Bytes” up.  “Find Your Way As A Parent With Social Media”  and “Foster to College: Helping Your Foster Youth to Dream Big!”   Try a Byte HERE. 


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