Useful Foster Parent Links
These pages and contact information provide a wealth of information, references, and research on fostering as well as discussion forums and links to other sites.
Health and Development
These sites are sources for information on infectious diseases, nutrition, and growth and development.
Child Advocacy Organizations
Resources, articles, statistics on the health and well-being of children with an emphasis on the victims of child abuse and neglect.
These sites provide access to new legislation, an opportunity to see how state and national representatives stand on issues as well as providing the ability to contact elected officials via email.
Parenting & Educational Resources
Other Information and Links
Foster Ed Connect: http://www.fosteredconnect.org/home/
California Foster Youth Education Task Force: http://www.cfyetf.org/
The National Parent Helpline: www.nationalparenthelpline.org
The California Department of Social Services: http://www.cdss.ca.gov
Interactive Autism Network:
The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) is an online project bringing
together individuals nationwide who are affected by autism spectrum
disorders and hundreds of researchers in a search for answers. For more
information go to
National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
Free Online Curricula for Child Welfare Workers
Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) emphasizes that trauma from
violence or abuse is often an underlying cause of mental illnesses such
as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, or substance abuse. he NCTIC
website offers access to many resources, including education and
outreach, trauma-informed care models, and trauma-specific treatments
This site offers an array of curricula in PDF format and or online
video at no cost. Topics include services to families at moderate, as
well as greatest risk, reunification, the effects of training on public
child welfare practice, and collaboration between substance abuse and
child welfare fields.