Welcome to Foster Parent Central!
Info for Current Foster Families
This page was created as a resource for our foster parents. Here you will find links and downloads for various resources, Foster Parent Newsletters, and forms you may need. If you have any questions on what you see here, don't hesitate to ask.
Thank you for being one of our valued foster parents!
Foster Parent Handbook (223 KB, DOCX)
WHERE TO FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
We are excited to share that we have a 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: DABSJ Foster Parents
Are you looking for resources around trauma informed parenting? Check out our new "Trauma-Informed Parenting" Pinterest board!
D.A. Blodgett - St. John's has public social media accounts on the following platforms that we invite you to follow:
Training Resources and Opportunities
Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard
(mi.gov) - Please be sure to print and complete the Note Page and return to your licensing specialist when completed.
The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children
Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Training
Foster Parent Bill of Rights (13 KB, PDF)
Procedures & Treatment for Lice
Did You Know?
Did you know that licensed foster parents are mandated reporters? This means that you are legally obligated to report all suspected abuse or neglect of a child. This includes information a child might disclose that occurred in their birth home, at school, at daycare or even in your own home! Foster parents are required to immediately report the suspected abuse or neglect of a child to Centralized Intake (1-855-444-3911), complete a DHS-3200 (found on Foster Parent Central) and notify the foster child’s worker. Please know it is not enough to simply tell the worker – as a mandated reporter, YOU are responsible for reporting to MDHHS.
Fun Activities for the Family
Take a breather and maybe a picnic to watch planes take off and land at the Grand Rapids International Airport! Be sure to tune your radio to 1650 AM and listen to air traffic controllers do their job. The viewing area is open daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM with picnic tables ready for you to enjoy.
Community & Family Events
There are no events at this time.