NHFAPA Links and Parenting Resources
American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers a wide variety of information, resources, and supports on developmental, medical, policy and other topics impacting children and families.http://www.aap.org/
Child Development Institute
This site offers information on the developmental stages of children birth-age18. This site also offers great tips and ideas on developmentally appropriate activities to help children reach their fullest potential.http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/index.shtml
DCYF (Department of Children, Youth & Families)
The Division for Children, Youth and Families manages protective programs on behalf of New Hampshire's children, youth and their families. DCYF staff provide a wide range of family-centered services with the goal of meeting a parent's and a child's needs and strengthening the family system. Services are designed to support families and children in their own homes and communities whenever possible.http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/DCYF/default.htm
DCYF – Young Adult Resource Guidehttp://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/NR/rdonlyres/erevulfzoh3lyr2kmry5xmkpepyo7mjtehqdoc6ccczptmkrrwojijfw5p6y6sl2zizy5u3j4ven7ezb3zfe7ba6tka/dcyf_youngadultresourceguide.pdf
Division for Juvenile Justice Services
DJJS is responsible for providing supervision and rehabilitative services to youth adjudicated under state law as delinquent or as children in need of services (CHINS). DJJS provides supervision, case management, and an array of rehabilitative services through its staff of Juvenile Probation and Parole Officers (JPPOs) and a network of community-based providers who are licensed and/or certified by DHHS.http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/DJJS/default.htm
Family Resource Connection of the NH State Library
The Family Resource Connection is a statewide media center of books, periodicals, articles, pamphlets, and videos which focus specifically on issues relating to children and adolescents.http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/frc/
Granite State College – Education and Training Partnership
The NH Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) has contracted with Granite State College to provide education and training to foster and adoptive parents, childcare staff of NH residential facilities, non-licensed relative caregivers and DCYF staff.
DCYF and Granite State College through the Education and Training Partnership (E&TP) offer three caregiver training programs, each having different eligibility requirements.
- Foster and Adoptive Care EssentialS: (FACES) FACES is offered to individuals interested in providing foster/adoptive care and also to relative caregivers. It consists of a minimum of 21 hours of training that promotes a better understanding of the foster care system and working with children and families. This training assists in preparing people to be skilled caregivers and professional team members. Modules are primarily instructed by foster and adoptive parents.
- Caregiver Ongoing Training: (COT) This program provides competency-based education and training to NH licensed foster parents, eligible adoptive parents, non-licensed relative caregivers, residential childcare staff, and DCYF staff.
- Residential Counselor Core Training: (RCCT) This program is offered to residential counselors, in preparation for their work with children and youth in care in any of New Hampshire's residential facilities. RCCT is a 30-hour competency based training series, consisting of five modules, each six hours in length.
National Alliance on Mental Illness ~ New Hampshirehttp://www.naminh.org/
National Congress for Fathers & Children in New Hampshirehttp://www.ncfcnh.org/
National Foster Parent Associationhttp://www.nfpainc.org/
New Hampshire 211http://www.211nh.org/
New Hampshire Attorney General’s Task Force on Child Abusehttp://doj.nh.gov/victim/task_child_abuse.html
New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violencehttp://www.nhcadsv.org/
The New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF)
NHHEAF assists our adolescents in New Hampshire as they prepare for college. There are a variety of great resources and supports available for teens.
NHHEAF also supports a special page dedicated to assisting our youth in care:
New Hampshire Parent Information and Parent Resource Centerhttp://www.nhpirc.org/workshops.shtml
New Hampshire Youth Advisory Boardhttp://www.nhteenvoices.com/
NH Relatives As Parents Project (NH RAPP)
A fabulous resource for relative caregiver parents in New Hampshire. This website is dedicated to providing resources and information for relative caregiver parents.http://extension.unh.edu/Family/NHRAPP/RAPP.htm
Evan B Donaldson Institute on Adoptionhttp://www.adoptioninstitute.org/index.php
Adoption Support and Education (CASE) Web site: Adoptive families will find a variety of resources and informationhttp://www.adoptionsupport.org/about/index.php
National Resource Center for Adoption offers a variety of information and recourses for adoptive parents.http://www.nrcadoption.org/nrc/index.htm
This website offers information and training for parents.http://www.beyondconsequences.com/
A Compassionate Heart
A NH Based agency offering parenting training and supporthttp://acompassionateheart.com/
A website with informatino on attachment therapy and attachment parentinghttp://www.attach.org/
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
A website with information about children who have experienced traumas and professionals that work with them.http://www.nctsnet.org
WIC Information for Foster Parents
Information on Higher Education in NH