Resource Family Support

Need CEU's 

Online classes available at  http://www.fosterparentcollege.com for a small fee. This is an excellent way for foster parents to earn continuing education units.

Another resource is the Family and Community Services (FACS) resource library at www.211.idaho.gov/facslibrary or call the CareLine at 2-1-1. The library consists of books, DVDs, videos and audio media as resources for foster families, KinCare families, Department of Health and Welfare employees and community partners. You can browse through the collection to find the resources most helpful to you. The materials will be shipped to you free of charge.

Another way to earn foster parent continuing education hours is to attend Resource Family Training & Support meetings in your region.  You earn 1.0 units for each training and support meeting you attend.

And once a year you can earn 5-7 units by attending the Resource Family and Social Worker Conferences. These conferences are fun, informative, and a great way to connect with other foster families. Check our website at the beginning of the year for information regarding the annual conference.

Trauma Training is a training offered through ICWRTC and offers knowledge and training for foster parents to respond more effectively to the behavioral and emotional challenges of children who have experience trauma.

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Helpful Links

Adoption Resources

 Wednesday’s Child 

 Northwest Adoption Exchange  

 Idaho Youth Ranch

A New Beginning      

Adopt Us Kids 

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption


Department of Health & Welfare Links

Parent Resources Page

 Idaho Programs and Services for Children

 Idaho Child Care Program


 Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

 Idaho Child Welfare Standards



 Idaho Head Start

 Early Head Start National Resource Center

 Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc.



 Foster, Adoptive and Kincare Resources:

Casey Family Programs

Grandparents at Parents

Grandparent Raising Grandchildren

Homes of Hope


One Church One Child

National Foster Parent Association

Idaho Association of Adoptive and Foster Parent Association


 Information Sources

Center for Consumer Financial Education

Child Welfare Information Gateway

 Child Trauma Academy

 National Child Traumatic Stress Network

 Jem Friends

Teen Addiction


 Idaho Resources:

 Idaho Food Bank

 Community Action Agency (Idaho)

 Court Assistance Office (Idaho)

 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children

 Idaho Criminal History & Background Checks (IDAPA 16.05.06)


 Mental Health

 Idaho Health and Welfare Children’s Mental Health

 Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

 National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health