List of resources for mental health support, addiction, AA/NA/GA meetings, domestic violence support, and more.
Downloadable PDF resource sheet for available resources in the Lincoln and Omaha area for a variety of needs, including food, housing, child care, employment, and more.
Official resource webpage of the National Foster Care Association that offers a variety of resources and suggestions.
General information about foster care and our foster care program. Visit our Foster Care page and submit an interest form if you want more information or to start your foster care journey as a licensed foster parent.
If you don’t have experience with the jargon of educational supports, IEP’s and 504’s prior yet, advocating for your foster or kinship child in school can feel intimidating. Learning how to advocate for your foster or kinship child in school is an extension of the care you’ve been offering this child already!
This factsheet was written to help families understand how to provide a safe, supportive, and affirming home for an LGBTQ+ youth in foster care. It discusses the unique risks they face and the important role that foster parents can play in reducing those risks.
When someone becomes a foster parent or adopts a child, they are often put into a position to manage difficult behaviors. The children in the foster care system have usually endured abuse and neglect and often express their feelings through behavior. Here are a few child discipline ideas that helped numerous foster and adoptive families.
List of resources in Nebraska, including support groups, local community centers and churches that are LGBTQA+ friendly, a book club sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries, and more!
RISE is an online magazine that is written by families affected by the child welfare system. Many people don’t know that the majority of children who enter foster care return home to their parents–and that most children in care wish for a lifelong relationship with their parents, whether they live with them or not. Helping parents is fundamental to helping children in foster care.
A small guidebook to how to help your foster or adoptive child to transition to adulthood, and some explanation of the unique challenges these teens face.
A webinar with multiple professionals discussing what you can do for your foster child to help affirm their racial identity as a foster parent.
Provided by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office, this list of resources includes books, academic articles, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and more that can provide education and specific resources for multicultural identities.
No matter how much you love your grandkids, raising them comes with many challenges as well as rewards. These guidelines can help you succeed at parenting the second time around.
Due to trauma surrounding food and neglect, many foster children struggle with hoarding, obsession, and other unhealthy food behaviors. Here are some strategies from a child behavioral specialist to help manage those behaviors.
Nearly 5.8 million children under 18 live in their grandparents' households. Focusing on your physical, mental and financial health is critical if you are your grandchild's primary caregiver.
While social media has changed the way the world communicates, it has also created privacy and safety concerns. This page discusses the benefits of social media for children and youth in foster care and provides tips for parents and caregivers who want to help youth use social media safely. Advice for social media use by foster parents is also provided.
A group of resources for both parents and children, featuring videos, activities, and ways to describe difficult topics to foster children.