Nebraska Friends of Foster Children Grants

Today you are taken to a new neighborhood to live with a new family – with parents, brothers and sisters you have never met.

Now, imagine your only possessions are the clothes on your back and what has been stuffed into the paper bag you are carrying.

Children in Foster Care in Nebraska face this situation often - sometimes several times a year. It can be frightening for a child of any age. Nebraska Friends of Foster Children helps children in foster care get through the days ahead with hope.

Please visti their website for more information: www.ne-friends.org


FOSTER CARE TRANSITION TOOLKIT

The passage to adulthood is challenging for anyone, but for youth in foster care, it can be especially lonesome, confusing, and uncertain. The Department of Education released a toolkit to help youth in our nation's foster care system and those who work to support them.

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE TOOLKIT


Digital Parenting and Cyber Safety

7 Steps to Good Digital Parenting

Online Safety Guidelines from the Nebraska Attorney General

Lincoln Public Schools Online Safety

The Concerned Parent’s Toolbox – 120 Tools and Tricks to Protect Your Kids

 


NATIONAL RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Parent Portal on social-emotional development.

Zero to Three has just launched a Parent Portal, which includes an entire section on social-emotional development---where you'll find tipsheets, podcasts, FAQs, and videos on the subject. 

 

Family tools for nurturing children's social-emotional development.

(Available in English and Spanish) Visit this landing page at the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundation of Early Learning (CSEFEL) and the door of resources for families opens wide! From "Teaching Your Child To: Identify and Express Emotions" to "Tips on Nurturing your Child's Social Emotional Development", these tip sheets are short, family-friendly, and backed by research. Several tip sheets are also available in Spanish

 
 

Podcast | Early experiences count: How emotional development unfolds starting at birth. 

In this podcast, Dr. Ross Thompson describes how early emotional development unfolds and what parents can do to nurture strong, positive social and emotional skills starting at birth.

 


 


Check out Expertise.com's kids safety guide, which includes chapters on common household hazards for children of all ages, tv and internet safety for kids, firearm and gun safety for kids, and home childproofing tips.


The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) promotes and supports permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and Canada who have been in care—especially those in foster care and those with special needs. http://www.nacac.org/


 

The Central Plains Center for Service provides a variety of opportunities for positive change to individuals, families, and communities throughout the entire state. The following programs are currently being offered. Parents as Teachers Program, The PALS (Preparation for Adult Living Services) program & Education and Training Vouchers. See their website for additional information at http://www.central-plains.org


 

The Child Welfare League of America is an association of almost 1,200 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist over 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a wide range of services. http://www.cwla.org


 

The National Foster Parent Association is the only national organization which strives to support foster parents, and remains a consistently strong voice on behalf of all children. http://www.nfpainc.org


 

May is National Foster Care Month for more information on what's happening around the country for National Foster Care Month go to http://www.fostercaremonth.org


 

For information about the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services website. http://dhhs.ne.gov/children_family_services/Pages/children_family_services.aspx


 

If you are interested in reviewing information relating to foster care and adoption in Nebraska, go to http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/reg_t390.aspx for Nebraska regulations.