Foster Care Resources and Medicaid Information
Foster Care Resources
Professional and advocacy organizations publish newsletters, books and other materials. Most have web sites and are easy to contact. Lists of publications or catalogs are usually available through these organizations.
Administration for Children and Families
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
The oldest federal agency for children, the Children’s Bureau (CB) is located within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families Administration on Children, Youth and Families. It is responsible for assisting States in the delivery of child welfare services – services designed to protect children and strengthen families. The agency provides grants to States, Tribes and communities to operate a range of child welfare services including child protective services (child abuse and neglect), family preservation and support, foster care, adoption and independent living. In addition the agency makes major investments in staff training, technology and innovative programs.
Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
Connect for Kids
Connect for Kids is a multimedia project of the Benton Foundation. It provides information on issues affecting children and promotes advocacy for kids. State by state information is available on this site.
3411 Candelaria N.E., Suite M
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Family Voices is a national coalition speaking for children with special health care needs. It is a national organization of families who have children with special health care needs, caregivers, professionals and friends who have been touched by these children.
Foster Family-Based Treatment Association (FFTA)
1415 Queen Ann Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: 800-414-FFTA (3382)
The Foster Family-Based Treatment Association is committed to enhancing the lives of children within families through strengthening family-based organizations. The association provides program standards for treatment foster care and other technical support services to organizations.
Foster Parent Community
This web site provides chat rooms with guest speakers, current articles, on-line training, and resources.
This web site is especially designed for foster parents. Here they may make connections among new, experienced and prospective foster parents. They will find up to date information (over 700 pages) on being a foster parent. The may read about and share creative ways for dealing with and overcoming difficult problems.
This web site provides "a strong foster and adoptive parent community, featuring parenting advice and links with information on agency, day care, counseling and school issues."
This web site is a collaborative effort of the Professional Association of Treatment Homes (PATH) and the National Foster Parent Association (NFPA). It provides online resources including:
National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI)
401 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
NACHRI is a not-for-profit membership organization of children’s hospitals, large pediatric units of medical centers and related health systems, including those that specialize in rehabilitative care of children with serious chronic or congenital illnesses.
National Foster Parent Association, Inc. (NFPA)
P.O. Box 81
Alpha, OH 45301–0081
The National Foster Parent Association, Inc. has the following purposes:
National Foster Parent Association: Kid Source
This National Foster Parent Association web site provides articles and information of interest to foster parents and those considering foster parenthood.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, D.C. 20013-1492
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Their special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)
100 N Washington St. Suite 234
Falls Church, VA 22046-4523
PEATC is Virginia’s Parent Training and Information Center (PTI). Each state has at least one Parent Training and Information Center to provide training and information to parents to enable them to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the educational needs of their children with disabilities. While funded through a U.S. Department of Education grant, PEATC provides more than strictly educational advocacy information, as staff includes parents who have children with disabilities and varying experiences accessing health care. Your state’s PTI may have such staff or may be able to provide you with referrals to local resources. PEATC can help you contact your state’s PTI.
Professional Association of Treatment Homes (PATH)
2324 University Avenue West, Suite 120
St. Paul, MI 55114
Phone: 877-264-PATH (7284)
http://www.pathinc.org/ and http://www.adoptinfo.org/
PATH is a private, nonprofit organization providing culturally sensitive services to children and families in need of treatment foster care, adoption and other family services.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 48,000 pediatricians dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. In addition to informational brochures on managed care and other topics, AAP has a publication, The Medical Home and Early Intervention – Linking Services for Children with Special Needs, which is part of their Medical Home Program for Children.
The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
1101 15th Street, N.W. Suite 1212
Washington, D.C. 20005
The Bazelon Center provides advocacy resources and information on laws and mental health care for children with disabilities.
The Center for Children &Families (CC&F)
295 Lafayette Street, Suite 920
New York, NY 10012
The Center for Children & Families was founded to protect children from abuse and neglect. CC&F encompasses a broad array of programs designed to promote "kid success."
The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
440 First Street, Third Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001 - 2085
The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is the oldest and largest national nonprofit organization developing and promoting policies and programs to protect America’s children and strengthen America’s families. CWLA’s 1,000 plus public and private nonprofit member agencies serve 2 million abused and neglected children and their families each year.
Sources of Information About Medicaid
Excellent information about Medicaid is available from several sources. These sources may provide more detailed information on specific areas of interest. Medicaid is constantly changing and responding to new issues. The following sources may be useful in obtaining up to date information.
Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
Center for Managed Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
National Academy for State Health Policy
National Health Law Program
Rural Policy Research Institute
100 N Washington Street, Suite 234
Falls Church, VA 22046
800-869-6782 (toll free)
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