Resources and Links

Advocacy and Policy
The Future of Children: http://www.futureofchildren.org
The Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care: http://pewfostercare.org
Connect for Kids: http://sparkaction.org/
Children's Defense Fund: http://www.childrensdefense.org/
Children's Rights: http://www.childrensrights.org/

Emergency Preparedness
CA Emergency Management Agency - http://cms.calema.ca.gov/preparednesshome.aspx

Foster Care and Family Resources
National Foster Care Month: http://www.fostercaremonth.org/Pages/default.aspx
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/index.html
A Family's Guide to the Child Welfare System: http://gucchd.georgetown.edu/72140.html

Foster Parent Training, Resources and Associations
National Foster Parent Association - http://www.nfpainc.org
FosterParent.Net: http://www.fosterparentnet.org
Foster Parent College: http://www.fosterparentcollege.com

Foster Care Social Network
Foster Care Central: http://www.fostercarecentral.org

Legal Assistance
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education - http://www.abanet.org/child/education/


Foster Youth Resources
CA foster youth website - http://www.fosteryouthhelp.ca.gov
California Youth Connection - http://www.calyouthconn.org/site/cyc/
FosterClub - http://www.fosterclub.com
National Center for Youth Law - http://www.youthlaw.org/
National Resource Center for Youth Development- http://www.nrcys.ou.edu/
TeenCentral.Net: http://www.teencentral.net


Foster-Adoption Resources
Adoption.com: http://foster-child.adoption.com/parents/foster-adoption-ebook.html
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f_fospar.cfm


Mental Health Resources
SAMSHA's Child, Adolescent and Family Program: http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/ChildrensCampaign


Transition Aged Youth Resources
Honoring Emancipated Youth - http://www.heysf.org/


AFS Staff Resources and Links
Citrix Employee Database - https://citrix.afs4kids.org/Citrix/XenApp/site/default.aspx
HR/B Employee Database - https://home.eease.adp.com/login


Inspirational Links
Playing for Change, "Jay’s favorite, check it out. Stand by Me" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-TVg40ExM
Country Singer Jimmy Wayne Walks Halfway Across America to Raise Awareness for At-risk Youth - http://meetmehalfway.jimmywayne.com/index.cfm?id=4#