Resource Family Advisory Board


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.

RFAB Membership Roster

Email: akresourcefamilyboard@yahoo.com

Find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ResourceFamilyAdvisoryBoard


Upcoming Meetings:

March 19 and 20, 2020. (Face to Face Meeting in Juneau)

April 13, 2020 (telephonic) Noon to 1 p.m.

May 11, 2019 (telephonic) Noon to 1 p.m.

June 8, 2020 (telephonic) Noon to 1 p.m.


Initiatives for 2019-20:

  1. Establish and Promote Awareness of a Bill of Rights for Resource Parents in Alaska
  2. Seek Resource Parent Feedback and Share with OCS Management
  3. Make Recommendations Regarding Licensed Foster Home Investigations
  4. Promote Regional Support Networks Among Resource Parents
  5. Encourage a System of Recognition and Appreciation for Experienced Foster Parents.

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.


Happenings:

Understanding the OCS Grievance Process

RFAB was recently educated on the OCS Grievance Process. Here is more information about when, why and how to file a grievance.

PowerPoint by Community Relations Manager Chrissy Vogeley

Grievance Form

Supporting Resource Families through Investigations

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.

FAQs About the Investigations of Complaints and Allegations Against Foster Homes

Resource Family Bill of Rights

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.

DOCUMENT Alaska Resource Family 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.

Audio Training with Members of RFAB

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)



Board Member Documents and Minutes

RFAB Minutes from October 2019 Face to Face

Resource Family Advisory Board Members February 2020

October 12 and 13, 2018 Minutes from Face to Face Meeting

March 29 and 30, 2018 Minutes from Face to Face Meeting

RFAB By Laws

RFAB Roles and Responsibilities