Caring For Yourself As You Care For Children in Foster Care, NFAPA Staff/Board of Directors, Attention Foster Parents, NFAPA Support Groups, A Letter from the Director, Reactive Attachment Disorder in Teens, 5 Reasons Your Teen Isn't Like "All Other Teenagers", Helping Young People with Disabilities Successfully Transition to Adulthood, Give to Lincoln Day, When You Realize You Can't Fix RAD, No Longer Fostering?, Waiting for a FOREVER Home!, Proclamation Signing, Foster Care and Mother's Day, Making a Commitment to Adoption, Her name was Jesus Christ, Children, A Poem, 8 Things All Kids in Foster Care Want People to Know, The Kinship Connection, Join NFAPA
20 Ways to Stand Up to Bullying, NFAPA Staff/Board of Directors, Attention Foster Parents, Raising Responsible Digital Citizens, Legislative Update, NFAPA Support Groups, NFAPA Scholarship, Foster Parent Recognition, Growing Up in Foster Care, No Longer Fostering: Exit Survey, Waiting for a Forever Home, Girl Scouts of Nebraska, Nurtured Heart Approach, Court Appearances & the Importance of Documentation, Helping Your Child Reduce Self-Harming Behavior, Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse & Neglect, Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused, Establishing Family Guidelines for Safety & Privacy, Sex Trafficking, Join NFAPA
Five Myths About Foster Care Adoption, NFAPA Staff/Board of Directors, Attention Foster Parents, Save the Date for Foster Parent Recognition, 10 Things Your Child's Therapist Wish You Knew, 49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child, NFAPA Scholarship, Wating for a FOREVER Home, Former Foster Youth Donates, Do You Need Help Finding a State Employee Phone Number, Parenting Trauma, When Their Attachment Issues Trigger Your Own, When the Very Foundation of Being Human is Altered, Team Work in Foster Care, Making the Commitment to Adoption, NFAPA Support Groups, Join NFAPA
A Time of Joy, A Time of Grief, NFAPA Staff/Board of Directors, Attention Foster Parents, National Adoption Month, What an Adoptee Wants You to Know About Adoption, Why Adoptive Families Don't Get Casseroles, NFAPA Membership Drive, Giving Tuesday, Waiting For A Forever Home, Hiser Family Adoption, King Family Adoption, Tuesday Night Online Support Group, Managing Holiday Stress, 8 Things to Consider When Approaching Difficult Adoption Topics, Avoiding the Holiday Hassle, NFAPA Board Openings, The Lifelong Affects of Trauma, NFAPA Support Groups, Join NFAPA
Three Tips for New Foster Parents, NFAPA Staff/Board, Mandatory RPPS Training, NFAPA Support Groups, No Longer Fostering?, The Classroom, NFAPA Board Openings, What is ICWA?, Calls Home from School, Waiting for a Forever Home, Kit Coyote: A Brave Pup, Fun in Columbus, How to Deal with Schoool Issues for Kids with RAD, Tuesday Night Chat Support Group, Avoiding Holiday Hassles, Abusive Head Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, The Secret Language of Emojis, Join NFAPA
If Foster Care is Hard, NFAPA Staff/Board, Columbus Picnic, FACES Online Support Group, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Mandatory RPPS, 2016 Proclamation, NFAPA Support Groups, Foster Children and Online Technology, Caregiver Information Form, Parenting Forgetful Behavior, Waiting for a Forever Home, Climb the Canyons of Trauma, You Are Not Ready to Be a Foster Parent If, Preparing Your Child for the New School Year, North Platte Conference, Join NFAPA
Bickering in the Backseat, May is National Foster Care Month, Why Kids Blame & Lash Out, Come Chat with Us, NFAPA Support Groups, Helping Your Foster Child During a Time of Questions, Trauma and Heartbreak, Etched in Sand, Four Words that Change the World, Waiting for A Forever Home, What Foster Care Means or Meant to Me?, How to Survive a Family Vacation, BluCloud Donates Duffle Bags to Foster Children, A Foster Care Journey, Fishing Permit, A Letter of Encouragement to Foster Mamas, The Balance Beam: Caring for Yourself while caring for Your Kids, 4 Reasons Parnting Trauma is Incredibly Difficult
Should you Make Your Child Apologize, Nebraska FACES Tuesday Night Chat, Money for Foster Parents From Nebraska Friends of Foster Children, 90 Bucket List Ideas to keep your kids busy during Spring Break and Summer, Co-Parenting Across Cultures, NFAPA Scholarship, Caring for the Hair of Your African American Child, Coordinating, Culture and Care, Waiting for a forever Home!, National Foster Care Month Coming in May, 20 Ideas for Keeping Connections to Racial and Cultural Identity, Honoring Your Child's Racial and Cultural Identity, NFAPA Support Groups, Spaulding, Scottsbluff One Day Conference
Dealing with Reunification Anxiety, Why is Reunification the Primary Permanency Goal?, Nebraska Faces Tuesday Night Chat, Understanding Power Struggles, Steps in Dealing with Child's Defiance, NFAPA Scholarship, Money for Foster Parents from Nebraska Friends of Foster Children, NFAPA Support Groups, 5 Ways Foster Youth will Benefit from the Every Student Succeeds Act, Waiting for a forever Home, Dear Foster Parent, Siblings are our First Friends: Camp Catch Up, Aha! Parenting Blog, How can Foster Parents and Birth Parents Succcessfully Co-Parent?, Spaulding
The Joys and Challenges of Parenting Older Adopted Children, NFAPA Newsletter Survey Winners, National Adoption Month, Our Foster to Adoption Journey, Self Care for Foster Famlies During the Holidays, Exit Exam, Parenting Across the Color Lines- Pot Luck Dinner, Overcoming Parent Burnout, Waiting for a forever Home, A Letter from the Executive Director, Fall Fun, Celebrating Holidays with Children you Foster, Adoption from Foster Care- A Growing Family, A Letter to the Foster Care Youth, Right Turn, Encouraging and Supporting Tweens and Teens in Care, NFAPA Support Groups
Bonding Assessment, A Fun Way To Teach Children to Control Emotions, NFAPA Upcoming In-Service Trainings, The Adopted Child from Inside Out, Preventing Sex Trafficing and the Strengthening Families Act, We are Failing our Children, Waiting for a Forever Home, Tammy's Foster/Adoptive Parent Tidbits, Right Turn Class in Lincoln, Getting Behavior in Shape at Home, 5 Reasons I'm Not Quitting as a Foster Parent and Neither Should You, How Well do you Know Your Child, 504 Accomodating Checklist, New NFAPA Members.
Attention Seeking Behavior, Insight from an Adult Foster Care Survivor, NFAPA support Groups, NFAPA staff opening, My Child has Bi-polar disorder, Chores, A letter from the executive director, Waiting Children, Attachement Issues and Reactive Attachment Disorder part 4, Helping Children Recover from Grief, Beyond Sexual Abuse: Families Can Promote Healing, Scholarship Winners, NFAPA Upcoming One Day Conferences.
This newsletter features articles about the Autism spectrum, the importance of documentation, attachment issues and reactive attachment disorder, a letter from the new executive director, how to make bath time fun time, the 2015 proclamation, information on national foster care month, how to help build self-esteem, information on very young trauma survivors, helping children with dyslexia, and opositional defiant disorder.
NFAPA Newsletter March-April 2015
This newsletter features articles about Reactive Attachment Disorder (part 2), The Value of foster & Adoptive Parent Support Groups, The Importance of House Rules and Safety Measures for Foster Children, Posting Photos on Social Media, Kinship Care, Foster Parenting Manual Tips, North Platte In-Service info, Lying, Is Time-Out the Best Method to Discipline Your Child, Food for Thought, How to Help your Foster Child in School, Support Group Info, Scholarships, and Parental Visits.
NFAPA Newsletter January-February 2015
This newsletter features articles about Autism/Aspergers, Child removals, Foster Parenting Manual Tips, Foster Parent Responsibilities, Code of Ethics for Foster Parents, 20 Quick Tips to Better Advocate, Learning to Listen, Attachment Issues and Reactive Attachment Disorder (part 1), Scholarships, Nurturing, Bonding and Letting Go, Support Group information and Waiting Children. There was a movie clip referenced in the Autism Article in this newsletter. Here is a link to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34xoYwLNpvw#
NFAPA Newsletter October-November 2014
This newsletter features articles about "Four Attachment Types to Know Before Becoming a Parent", "How can state law support school continuity and success for students in foster care", "Separation Anxiety", "Education & Training Voucher Program", "Laughter & Kids", "Preparation, Transition & Independent Living Services", "Job Corps Opportunity", "If Not Me Then...Who?", "Foster Parenting Manual TIps for Television Viewing", "Reactive Attachment Disorders" and "6 Struggles Every Foster Parent Faces".
NFAPA Newsletter August-September 2014
This newsletter features articles about "Online Activities", "Teach your child not to interrupt", "10 Things Foster Parents Wish Their Case Managers Knew", "Tips for Parents", "10 Signs a Youngster Needs Counseling", "Medicaid to 26", "It's a Whole New World", "AdoptUSKids" and "Litmus Test for ODD vs CD".
Our staff includes Resource Family Consultants who specialize in one-on-one relationships, which provide foster parents with emotional encouragement, skill reinforcement, and parenting strategies unique to providing out-of-home care.
The Nebraska Foster & Adoptive Parent Association (NFAPA) offers scholarships to adoptive, foster, guardianship or kinship youth who wish to further their education beyond high school or GED.
There is an ongoing need in Nebraska for families willing to share their hearts and their homes with children who require temporary foster care. There is also a need for “forever” families for our waiting children, especially teens, who are available for adoption.