• April 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 3


  • Guide to Federal Tax Benefits for Foster and Adoptive Parents
    Just in time for tax season, a new resource guide, "Federal Tax Benefits: Foster, Adoptive Parents and Kinship Caregivers: 2007 Tax Year," has been published by the National Foster Parent...

  • Positive Parenting Activities for Home Visitors
    Home visiting by professionals and paraprofessionals is an important component of many prevention programs for families at risk for child abuse and neglect. A new manual, "Your Guide to Nurturing...

  • Assessment Tools in Spanish
    Three assessment tools to help link case planning, services, and outcomes are now available in Spanish from the National Family Preservation Network (NFPN). The NFPN tools include the North...

  • Just in Time Parenting Webpage
    As part of its sponsorship of the Cooperative Extension Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has added a Parenting webpage to the Extension website. The Just in Time Parenting webpage...

  • The National Children's Study
    Several agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (including the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the U.S. Environmental...

  • Factsheet on College Aid for Foster Youth
    Voice for Adoption (VFA) has developed a factsheet on the new college financial aid provisions for foster youth that will go into effect in 2009. The new provisions remove a financial disincentive...

  • Online Sustainability Planning Resources
    The Finance Project, a nonprofit firm whose goal is to support children, families, and communities by improving policies, programs, and financing strategies, has launched the online Sustainability...

  • Mazda Foundation Grants
    The Mazda Foundation focuses much of its charitable giving on youth-oriented initiatives, funding nonprofit organizations in the areas of education, literacy, social welfare, scientific research,...