Resources for foster parents

In Philadelphia, foster parents are called resource parents, because they support not just the child or children in their home, but that child's whole family.

Name Description Released Format
Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) Brochure pdf Committed to Improving Foster Care. Excellent parenting is the most important service we can provide to children and youth in care. Children need families, not just beds. May 24, 2018
2018 DHS list of foster care agency providers pdf These providers can train and certify you to become a foster parent. Listed alphabetically. May 9, 2018
Collaborative parenting classes pdf All classes by location, CUA area, and target population (if specified) served, this program is available to all Philadelphia residents. September 26, 2017
Community Umbrella Agency geographic zones with ZIP codes pdf Use this map to determine your CUA, which is responsible for managing your case. February 12, 2018
DHS resource parent handbook pdf Questions and answers about DHS involvement, family court, permanency, reunification, and alternatives to reunification. September 26, 2017
Together We Thrive – Philadelphia’s agenda for health and well-being pdf Together We Thrive was created to connect current and potential community partners with our strategies, provide the tools needed to effectively contribute, share information, and understand what works (and what doesn’t). September 26, 2017
What about education? pdf Information for resource parents on their rights and responsibilities around their foster child's education. September 27, 2017

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