Dear AWFC Foster Parents, 

We hope that you find these resource pages helpful.  As we continue to research information both Statewide and locally to assist you, your feedback will prove invaluable to us.  If you are aware of any resources that you find helpful please let us know.  If you experience any problems with the resources we have provided we would also like to hear from you.  These pages are for you, our foster parents, who we hold dearly within our AWFC family.  Please provide any feedback you may have to Barbara Baldovin, Director of Resource Development at baldovinb@awfc.org

TDFPS Resources

Texas Child Abuse Hotline:

800-252-5400

Texas State Minimum Standard Foster Care Rules
Texas Service Level Resource Guide 
DFPS Rights of Children and Youth in Foster Care
YES Waiver Information

Common Acronyms and Abbreviations

Education Resources

State College Tuition Waiver and the Education and Training Voucher
Rights of Parents of Special Education Students

Primary Medical Needs

If you are interested or have questions about fostering children with primary medical needs, please contact Barbara Baldovin, AWFC Director of Resource Development, at 713-409-2079 or baldovinb@awfc.org.  This is a very rewarding population to work with and are usually long term placements!
DFPS PMN Resource Guide

Star Health Rescources

NurseWise Hotline               
Available 24/7 (after hours, press #7).  Talk to a nurse about health questions.  Services available in English/Spanish.

866-912-6283

Star Health Member Services
For questions about ID cards,
finding/changing doctors, rx
refill problems, CANS assessments,
medical/dental/behavior
health/vision services.

866-912-6283 

Star Health Quick Guide for Caregivers 

CANS & Star Health Certified Assessor/Statewide.  Karen Tarver, MEd, LPC ktarvercounseling@gmail.com  832-492-8250.

 

Discipline

Conscious Discipline
Parent Tips
Child – TCU Edu
Empowering Parents

Mental Health

Autism Society of Texas
NAMI (National Association for Mental Health)
Chosen provides independent parent coaching, therapeutic resources, trauma education, personalized case management, crisis support, skills based programs, general trauma resolution.

General Resources

Emergency Preparedness
NFPA Tax Information for foster, adoptive, & kinship caregivers.
Safe Sleeping Tips for Babies
Child Car Safety Tips
National Poison Control Center        
1-800-222-1222
Drug Side Effects
Potty Training
Summer Safety for Kids

Transitional Services for Foster Youth

Phased In is a transitional living program that will prepare emancipated foster youth for independent living and empower them to become productive, responsible, ad independent members of the community.

Casey Life Skills

Respite Toolkit

Downloadable Forms

Contact Us

Recreation Program

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