Foster Parent Monthly Documentation & Forms

Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network: Respite care, planned or emergency, is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members with special needs.  https://nrrs.ne.gov/respitesearch/  


Respite NetworkFind a List of State approved Respite Providers.


Friends of Foster Children: Foster parents and providers have the opportunity to apply for special grants for foster children for things such as prom dresses, drivers education, and other various things that are extra activities or needs of a foster child. (application) www.ne-friends.org 


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. (Lifebook_Pages)


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. 


Royal Family KIDS Camp; Springview, NE:  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.


Casey Life Skills Assessments


Project Everlast: Foster youth council; Need Based Fun ​Instructions, Guidelines, and Application


Susan Buffet Scholarship:​ Scholarships for graduating youth.


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


Right Turn: Good support site for Foster Parents.


www.Casey.org: Resources on their site for Foster Parents nation wide.


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


NFAPA Newsletter: The NFAPA Newsletter is a good resource for articles about foster care news, legislature, behaviors, and ideas for foster parents. 


EMK Press: Publishes a variety of books and helpful resources as your families evolve on the journey of parenting.​


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


State of Nebraska Regulations


Car Seat Safety GuidelinesUp to date car seat guidelines and safety.  Seat inspections in the Norfolk area are held the third Tuesday of each month from 3p.m. to 7p.m. at the Norfolk Fire Division and the first Tuesday of each month 5p.m. to 8p.m. at the Norfolk GM Auto Center. They are free of charge..


"Rapping Dad" Derek Clark: Fun inspiration, amazing story, and

good motivational Videos.


Foster Parent Insurance Information: Information on the process and contacts for Foster Parent Insurance and how to make a claim. Claim Form


WIC: what is required when applying for WIC for foster children.
1. placement forms - this can be a form from us or from HHS, saying that the foster parent is accepting responsibility for the child.  For example our agreement form would work.  2. photo ID of foster parent  3. proof of address - an enveloped that has been mailed to them and stamped by post office in last 30 days.  4. paystub or proof of money that is recieved for the child. NOT the foster parents pay stubs for their work, they should not even ask for them  5. they do NOT have to have a birth certificate for foster children
ALL foster children are eligable for WIC because they are on medicaid


Court Information Resources​


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. 
http://www.nebraska.gov/courts/calendar/index.cgi


Through the Eyes of the Child: ​Is a good website to find information about Court and Documents.


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.


Lancaster County Resource Guide


Hastings Resource Guide for Providers


Grand Island Quick Reference Guide


Grand Island Resource Guide


Kearney Area Providers







   


 





 



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