ERIC Number: ED317263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska Foster Parent Handbook: A Ready Reference Guide to Foster Care Policies and Procedures.
Alaska State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Juneau. Div. of Family and Youth Services.
This handbook for foster parents in Alaska provides a reference guide to foster care policies and procedures. Sections of the handbook provide information on: (1) placement and separation; (2) emergencies; (3) daily living; (4) medical care; (5) discipline; (6) financial matters; (7) transportation; (8) legal issues; and (9) various matters of concern, such as respite care, the process of relocating with a foster child, liability insurance, training, the foster parent grievance process, complaints regarding foster parents, licensing appeals, income tax information, discrimination, the Alaska Foster Parents Association, the National Foster Parent Association, a "Bill of Rights" for foster children, and a "Bill of Rights" for foster parents. A directory of regional offices is included. The concluding section provides forms used by both family services and youth corrections, by family services only, and by youth corrections only. Resources for Alaskan foster parents are profiled. These include Talkline, an informational referral network, the Alaska Foster Parent Training Center, and "Professional Parenting," a publication that provides news and information to foster parents, residential care facility staff, division staff, and others who work for the well-being of Alaska's children. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Juneau. Div. of Family and Youth Services.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska