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of Human Services
Division of Children and Family Services


Foster Family Non Relative
and Relative Resource Center

DHS mileage calculator for travel reimbursement (TR-1)
 - is a comprehensive and informative resource that allows you to search for colleges and their respective tuition.

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.

FASD Parent Support Group meets every first Saturday of the month @ 2:00pm at the Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church in Little Rock.

For more information call Carol Rangel at 501-682-1573 –



Naptime Academy  -  Teaching Important Parenting Skills (TIPS) for Great Kids is a new, innovative, and exciting parenting education program for parents of children ages birth to 5 years.  TIPS is dedicated to improving the outcomes for children in school and in life.  TIPS offers useful, practical information that leads to successful outcomes for children.

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 Family Connections Site - This site provides helpful information to families who help raise their grandchildren, nephews, nieces and other relatives 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



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