Foster Care Links & Resources

 

 

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (NDHHS) Information:

Nebraska Dept of Health & Human Services – Foster Care

DHHS On – Line Phone Directory:  All employees of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Lists a phone number if available and email.

DHHS – Foster Parent Insurance Information:  Information on the process and contacts for Foster Parent Insurance and how to make a claim.

DHHS  – State of Nebraska Daycare Roster:  A list of all licensed Day Care Providers in the state of Nebraska. Organized by zip code.

DHHS – State of Nebraska Regulations

DHHS – WIC:  What is required when applying for WIC for Foster Children.

Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines – Birth – 3 years

Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines – 3 – 5 years

Independent Living Services Guidebook

 

 

Links and Resources:

Camp Catch-Up:  Camp Catch-Up reunites separated siblings for a weekend of fun, adventure, and connection. While we can’t put these sibling groups back together in the same home, we can give them a safe, exciting weekend together to share memories, laugh, and rekindle their bond with new traditions. 

Case Life Skills Assessment

Casey Family Programs:  Resources for Foster Parents nationwide.

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

FREE Life Book Pages:  It is a record of a child’s life in his or her own words using photos, artwork, and things picked up along the way. It allows a child to honor life, one day and one event at a time. 

Friends of Foster Care:  Foster parents and providers have the opportunity to apply for special grants for foster children for things such as prom dresses, drivers education, and other various things that are extra activities or needs of a foster child.

Nebraska Foster & Adoptive Parent Association (NFAPA):  Resource for articles about foster care news, legislature, behaviors and ideas for foster parents.

Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network:  Respite care, planned or emergency, is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members with special needs.

Project Everlast:  Foster Youth Council – Need Based Fun Instructions, Guidelines and Application

Right Turn:  Support site for Foster Parents

Royal Family Kids Camp:  Royal Family Kids Camp is a weeklong camp specifically designed to make a difference in the lives of children of abuse and neglect. Its purpose is to mobilize the faith community to confront child abuse by creating life changing moments.

The Kim Foundation:  Crisis numbers, treatment contacts, and counseling contacts

 

 

 

Court Information Resources

Court Guide for Foster Parents and Relative Caregivers:  Understanding the Nebraska Juvenile Court Child Protection Process. Gives short descriptions about the court process such as Adjudication, describes the role of who is involved, Common Questions and Answers, and Lists our Foster Parent’s Rights.

Nebraska Court Case Calendar:  This site is a Nebraska Supreme Court website that allows you to search by County or District and Last name or Date to find an upcoming court date. It will then tell show all names in that county with upcoming appearances. Youth are listed by initials only. 

Through the Eyes of the Child:  ​Is a good website to find information about Court and Documents.

 

 

 

 

Resource Guides

Grand Island Resource Guide

Hastings Resource Guide

Kearney Resource Guide