Relatives and friends are the most natural resources there are to help and support bio-parents and children in need of out-of-home care. Therefore, DHHS is required by law to find and contact relatives and other people with close connections to the family when a child enters state custody. NFAPA has developed a training specifically for kinship & relative caregivers.
The Kinship Connection will provide Relative & Kinship families with training on the following topics:
The Spaulding program is offered to prospective adoptive families. Spaulding training offers families the tools and information that they need to:
Kearney: First United Methodist Church – Heritage Room, 4500 Linden Drive
June 2, 2017: 6:00 p.m. -9:30 p.m. June 3, 2017: 8:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m.
Click here to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Kearney_Spaulding
NACAC has upcoming webinars taught by experienced individuals who are adoption professionals and adoptive parents. We encourage you to share information about the sessions with parents and professionals who might be interested in this great educational opportunity. Previously aired and recorded webinars are also available by going to: http://www.nacac.org/conference/trainingwebinars.html
Fees for each webinar are $15 for NACAC members and $20 for non-members. Even if you cannot attend the session in person, you can still register and receive a recorded version of the session after it's over. Certificates of attendance will be available for those who need proof of training hours.
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.