The Resource Family Advisory Board (RFAB) is supported in collaboration with the State of Alaska Office of Children's Services and the Alaska Center for Resource Families.
Find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ResourceFamilyAdvisoryBoard
The Resource Family Advisory Board is recruiting for starting the New Year by recruiting for new members in all regions. The Board commitment is a web based meeting once a month and a face to face meeting once or twice a year. RFAB members are asked to represent the families in their area of the state and be willing to work with the Office of Children Services (OCS) and the Alaska Center for Resource Families to actively pursue ways to improve communication between OCS and Alaska resource families.
Email Co-Chair Brian Headdings at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
VISION: The vision of the Resource Family Advisory Board is to strengthen and improve support for resource families and the State of Alaska Office of Children's Services (OCS) as we partner to care for Alaska's Children.
MISSION: Our mission is to provide education, understanding and guidance to resource families and OCS for the benefit of all through open and continuing communication with OCS workers and administration to create a better environment for all children.
January 11, 2021 Noon to 1 p.m.
February 8, 2021. Noon to 1 p.m
Here is more information about when, why and how to file a grievance with OCS.
PowerPoint by Community Relations Manager Chrissy Vogeley
The Board has developed a series of Frequently Asked Questions about the Investigation Process to help foster parents understand and be aware of the process.
In cooperation with the State of Alaska Office of Children’s Services, The Resource Family Advisory Board has helped establish the Resource Parent Bill of Rights.
WEBINAR By the Alaska Child Welfare Academy Supporting and Communicating with Resource Families This webinar addresses supporting resource families and uses the Resource Family Bill of Rights to present.
Setting Up Foster and Adoptive Family Networks Around Alaska With Sabrina Owsley, Interior Alaska Foster Care Group, Handout: Setting Up A Facebook Page Instruction (Click on Audio Below for Training)
The Alaska Resource Family Bill of Rights With Brian Headdings, Gwen Emel, and Aileen McInnis of the Resource Family Advisory Board (Click on Audio Below for Training)