Foster Care Links & Resources

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (NDHHS) Information:

Nebraska Dept of Health & Human Services – Foster Care

DHHS On – Line Phone Directory:  All employees of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Lists a phone number if available and email.

DHHS  – State of Nebraska Daycare Roster:  A list of all licensed Day Care Providers in the state of Nebraska. Organized by zip code.

DHHS – State of Nebraska Regulations

DHHS – WIC:  What is required when applying for WIC for Foster Children.

Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines – Birth – 5 years

 

Links and Resources:

Camp Catch-Up:  Camp Catch-Up reunites separated siblings for a weekend of fun, adventure, and connection. While we can’t put these sibling groups back together in the same home, we can give them a safe, exciting weekend together to share memories, laugh, and rekindle their bond with new traditions.

Casey Family Programs:  Resources for Foster Parents nationwide.

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation:  The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation educates families, professionals, and the public about pediatric bipolar disorder; connects families with resources and support; advocates for and empowers affected families; and supports research on pediatric bipolar disorder and its cure. The CABF site is a life line for parents and offers online support groups, bulletin boards, chat rooms, directories of local support groups and child psychiatrists, and an extensive learning center.

Circle of Security:   The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Foster CARE Closet:  Foster Care is a journey, not a destination.  We are here to help support children and entire foster care journey.

  • We continue to provide up to 5 outfits during each session for as long as the child remains in foster care
  • We provide a quiet environment that is not open to the public to help accommodate any special needs for our child or for their caregiver
  • Our foster parents schedule a time to shop so that we can offer all our focus on meeting the needs of the child
  • We provide additional support resources to families navigating the road of foster care

FREE Life Book Pages:  It is a record of a child’s life in his or her own words using photos, artwork, and things picked up along the way. It allows a child to honor life, one day and one event at a time.

Nebraska Foster & Adoptive Parent Association (NFAPA):  Resource for articles about foster care news, legislature, behaviors and ideas for foster parents.

Project Everlast:  Foster Youth Council – Need Based Fun Instructions, Guidelines and Application

Royal Family Kids Camp:  Royal Family Kids Camp is a weeklong camp specifically designed to make a difference in the lives of children of abuse and neglect. Its purpose is to mobilize the faith community to confront child abuse by creating life changing moments.

The Kim Foundation:  Crisis numbers, treatment contacts, and counseling contacts

 

Information for Youth in Foster Care

Bridge to Independence:  This website was created and is maintained by Nebraska Appleseed to provide resources for young adults and professionals about the Bridge to Independence program, but does not constitute legal advice and does not represent the official positions of NDHHS.

Deciding on a career

Finding Housing

Getting into College

Have a juvenile record?  Plan for your future!

Health Care Options:  Getting insured helps you pay for any medical services you will need. This includes physical health, dental health and mental health. Listed below are some tips on how to find the right health care for you.

Know Your Rights Guide

Now What?  Child Welfare – A Guide for Kids

Now What?  Juvenile Justice – A Guide for Kids

Vocational Schools, Technical Programs and Career Schools

Youth Child Court Form

Youth Court Information Form

 

Court Information Resources

Caregiver Information Form

Court Guide for Foster Parents and Relative Caregivers:  Understanding the Nebraska Juvenile Court Child Protection Process. Gives short descriptions about the court process such as Adjudication, describes the role of who is involved, Common Questions and Answers, and Lists our Foster Parent’s Rights.

Nebraska Court Case Calendar:  This site is a Nebraska Supreme Court website that allows you to search by County or District and Last name or Date to find an upcoming court date. It will then tell show all names in that county with upcoming appearances. Youth are listed by initials only.

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