Alaska Center for Resource Families

A Project of Northwest Resource Associates

 


 All ACRF OFFICES WILL BE WORKING REMOTELY BEGINNING MARCH 16.

Similar to other agencies and businesses in Alaska,  ACRF is adopting a telework policy during normal operating hours to practice physical distancing at this time in response to efforts to slow down the COVID-19 virus. All on-site classes are cancelled through April 30 but all other services (self-study, web, telephone support, and training records) are all still available. We are still here to work with resource families and OCS staff - just at a social distance. Currently the plan is to telework until the end of April in observance of federal guidelines. At that point, we will re-evaluate.  Meanwhile, check out this resource for more ideas of handling this situation at home.

(Ideas about Activities and Resources for When Kids Are At Home)

Leave a message at your local ACRF office or at 1-800-478-7307 or email acrf@nwresource.org and we will respond as quickly as we can.. You can find forms, training, and resources at www.acrf.org . Continue to contact us for support or information during these challenging times. All onsite classes have been cancelled, but we will continue our telephonic, self-study, and online classes.

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions (in Word)   (in pdf. Format) answered by the State of Alaska Office of Children’s Services. (As of March 17, 2020) Find updates about the OCS response at the State of Alaska Office of Children’s Services website.

Continue to contact us for support, information, to learn how to become a foster parent or for support after adoption.

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

 

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 REQUESTING PHOTO IDENTIFICATION TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE

 

Foster parents are responsible for ensuring the safety and well being of children placed in their care.  One safeguard foster parents can use is to ask for photo identification from any individual you are unfamiliar with.  All OCS employees have state issued Employee Identification cards that have their photo, name, position, and their employee number.  You can also remind after school programs, daycare providers, and babysitters to ask for IDs too.  When in doubt, politely ask the person to wait while you contact OCS directly to verify if a person is allowed to have contact with a child.

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Check Out Our Newest Audio Courses!

 

Strengthening Families Teleconference Series, Session 1

Transitioning from Foster to Adoptive Care

Helping Teens with Stress and Anxiety

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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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