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Arkansas Department
of Human Services
Division of Children and Family Services


Foster Family Non Relative
and Relative Resource Center

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DHS mileage calculator for travel reimbursement  (TR-1)

Measeales Fact Sheet - Found at the link below this new fact sheet is for programs that serve children, youth, and families. 


• Measles information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other HHS divisions
• Coping with fears about communicable disease outbreaks
• Behavioral health aspects of outbreaks, developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
• How programs can promote healthy children through immunization and key messages for families


Juvenile Division of the Courts website

American Academy of Pediatrics Offers Revised Recommendations for Safe Sleep (PDF) is a comprehensive and informative resource that allows you to search for colleges and their respective tuition.

CDC's Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers 

CDC's Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers is a free, online resource developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Designed for parents of 2 to 4 year olds, Essentials for Parenting addresses common parenting challenges, like tantrums and whining.  Positive parenting skills and techniques can reduce parenting stress and provide parents with ways to handle their child’s misbehavior.  Skills focus on encouraging good behavior and decreasing misbehavior using proven strategies like positive communication, structure and rules, clear directions, and consistent discipline and consequences. Build the foundation of a positive parent-child relationship with Essentials for Parenting.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Do you sometimes work with children or parents who “just don’t seem to understand”, “keep making the same mistakes”, or “forget much of what you work to teach them”? This can be very frustrating for you and for the families you are working with. Could it be fetal alcohol exposure?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the number one cause of cognitive deficit and developmental delay in the US. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 births. FASD is often invisible and unrecognized. Pregnant women who unintentionally expose their babies are not all problem drinkers – many don’t even know they are pregnant when exposure occurs.

For more information call Stephanie Stone at 501-682-1573


Providing Effective Financial Aid Assistance to Students from Foster Care and Unaccompanied Youth: A Key to Higher Education Access and Success - a publication supported by Casey Family Programs, the Legal Center for Foster Care & Education, NAEHCY, and other organizations.
This guide provides information for anyone who helps youth from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth to secure financial aid for postsecondary education or training programs.

Statewide Foster Parent Associations - A listing of foster parent associations across the state of Arkansas. (Microsoft Excel required)

Foster Parent Community - This site provides information to foster and adoptive families, prospective foster and adoptive families and anyone involved in the field of working with at-risk children.

The Foster Parenting Site - This site is the largest foster parenting site on the Internet with more than 1000 pages of content.

Child Trends - This site is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing research and data to inform decision-making that affects children.

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) - The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) has many ideas on how to support new and experienced parent group leaders in this important work. The site covers every step necessary to get a new parent group started for adoptive, foster and kinship support groups.

Casey Family Programs National Center for Resource Family Support

Foster Care and Adoptive Community

Foster Parent College

National Foster Care Coalition

National Foster Parent Association



Updated: 10/01/2015

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