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Resources for Families

DABSJ is here to support you

Info for Parents of All Kinds

When a child is in foster care, there is a team around them – all working toward safety and love for the child. Whatever your role on that team, DABSJ is here for you. Here you will find links and downloads, helpful resources, and forms you may need. If you have any questions about what you see here, don’t hesitate to ask.   

Thank you for being part of the team giving children safety and love!

Foster & Adoptive Parents

You made room in your home and heart

we will support you

Adoptive Family Support Network

Did you know? Adoptive Family Support Network resources and events are open to foster parents too! Find topical trainings, free family fun events, and a compassionate community who gets it with the AFSN program.

Connect with other Foster Parents!

We invite you to join the private DABSJ Foster Parents Facebook group where you can connect with other foster parents, ask questions, and get training information and updates. 

Request to join the private Facebook group:

Two Hearts

Relative & Kinship Caregivers

You are there for your family and kin when they need you most

but you’re not in this alone

Training Series

Coping With the Unique Challenges of Kinship Care

U.S. Child Welfare Information Resources

For Relative and Kinship Caregivers

Responding to the Challenges of Kinship Care

Did you know? Adoptive Family Support Network resources and events are open to relative and kinship caregivers too! Find topical trainings, free family fun events, and a compassionate community who gets it with the AFSN program.

Biological Parents

Our number one goal is family reunification

We are here to help you in this challenging time

Foster Care Supportive Visitation

Support in building a healthy family

This program provides help right in your home. A series of 18 weekly visits are offered, where the focus is nurturing, empathy-based parenting that promotes bonding and attachment with your child. Each session starts with learning a skill that is immediately practiced during the visit, as well as review of other skills. Foster care workers are kept informed of the family’s progress toward their goals.

Topics include:

Participants must have children currently placed in foster care, and be referred for this service by their foster care worker.

DABSJ is inclusive and welcoming – from our team members, to the children we serve, to the families we license as foster parents. You could play a part in providing homes and hope for children who need a place to be themselves.