Resources for families

 

The child-welfare, education, and mental health systems can be complex. Our program staff partners with resource families  to negotiate the multiple systems (mental health, education, medical, social services) involved in the foster child’s life. We also help parents understand and work with challenges their foster/adoptive youth face, such as depression or anxiety. 

If you choose to become a resource parent, know that you are not alone! We provide resource families with:

• Parenting support and coaching

• Linkage to therapy or specialized services for youth in your home

• In-home behavioral support for youth and regular meetings with program staff for families

• Respite services

• Educational advocacy

• 24 hour crisis intervention

• Ongoing trainings to build your knowledge and skills

• Financial support (resource families receive a monthly stipend to help provide for a foster youth’s needs)  

Learn more about becoming the process to become a resource parent by attending an upcoming info-session, or contact our Resource Family Program Director, Carrie Johnson at: carriej@youthhomes.org