Child Safety Plan

Below find a list of helpful resources. You can search using the search box below or choose a specific category that you are interested in from the drop-down category box.

  
Description
  
  

24/7 foster parent support line that provides Oregon-specific advice, referrals and crisis intervention to foster families, especially when DHS offices are closed.

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

Find how to adopt a child from Foster Care, See some of Oregon’s waiting children, Adoption Training, Adoption Assistance Handbook, Adoption Resources, Interstate Compact for Placement  of Children (ICPC), Non-Departmental (Private) Adoptions, Adoption Publications and Data Reports, Voluntary Adoption Registry and Adoption Contact Information

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

Find information on Kinship/Relative Care, Preparing kids in your home for Fostering, and Permanency Planning for Children in Foster Care.

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

Find Independent Living Provider, Partner and Caseworker Resources that include training, forms and policies and procedures.

Provider and Partner
  

Find a quick reference sheet for CCA Employees and Proctor Foster Homes on reporting suspected child abuse or neglect, critical events, and incidents.

Provider and Partner
  

​Find information on supports for children with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities,​ eligibility for services, how to apply, Individual Support Plan and Services for Children with IDD Brochure.

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

​Find information about DHS Independent Living Program partners with various youth organizations and communities that provide opportunities that assist youth who are or were in foster care to become independent adults.

Children and Youth
  

Find information about how to become a Foster Parent, what is Foster Care, Types of Foster Care and information on other Foster Care Programs.

Foster Care Bill of Rights

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

Find information about payment to the foster parent or relative caregiver for the cost of providing the child or young adult with food, clothing, housing, personal incidentals, and transportation.

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

Foster parents and relative caregivers in Oregon are required to complete training to fulfill certification and renewal requirements. Find Foundations Training, Renewal Training, and additional Training Resources.

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

Find information on Foster Parent Lending Library, FosterClub, Free State Park Entry, Oregon Foster parent Association (OFPA), Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (OPARC), and Oregon R.I.S.E. Center (Respect, Inspire, Support and Educate).

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

Oregon foster parents now can get the guidance they need, when they need it, from trained experts through the new Foster Parent Support Line. Line is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

Find a list of trainings in any county.

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

A list of training contacts by county.

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

Find information for foster parents and relative caregivers about training and certification, how to become a foster parent, Foster Parent Orientation, Relatives and Parents Resources Guide, Legal Guide for Grandparents/Relatives Raising Children, Rules, policies and protocols, payment rates, articles and insight about being a foster parent or relative caregiver, Bill of Rights & Ethics, and Oregon Foster Youth Connection Prudent Parent video.

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

FosterClub.com is a national network for young people in foster care. It provides young people in foster care an opportunity to connect and gain support from their peers.

Children and Youth
  

Find information on American Indian and Alaska Native children in state child welfare systems and the importance of remaining connected to their families, cultures, and communities.

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

Find guidelines to assist those involved in child custody proceedings in understanding and uniformly applying the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and U.S. Department of Interior Regulations.

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

Find information for youth aging out of Oregon’s foster care system that ensures that foster youth will have access to higher education. Site includes Federal Assistance, State Assistance, and other helpful links related to education.

Children and Youth
  

Find out how to apply, application process and certification training.

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

Find information on DHS Child Welfare’s five programs for helping youth achieve independence, Where to Begin, Service and Eligibility Requirements, Chafee Education and Training Grant (ETG), Independent Living Housing Subsidy Program, and Chafee Housing.

Foster Children's Bill of Rights
Children and Youth
  

Find information about valuable skills necessary to make a successful transition from state or tribal custody to living on your own in the community.

Children and Youth
  

Find more about who CPS responds to, screening, safety plans, prosecution, multi-disciplinary teams, and types of CPS training.

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

Find information about a national survey to see how young people are doing as they transition out of the foster care system. NYTD can help states understand which services are beneficial to youth as they transition out of foster care and how youth are doing once they are out on their own.

Children and Youth
  

Redesign of caseworker training for first year of employment.

Provider and Partner
  

​Find up-to-date count specific information about the children and families who come into Oregon’s child welfare system due to abuse and neglect.

General Resources
  

This handbook is meant to be a quick reference for OYA Foster Parents.

Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

​Find information on how Differential Response is being implemented, Differential Response model development, the latest DR Interim Evaluation Report.

General Resources
  

Find mandatory reporting of abuse and neglect, psychotropic medication management, and Foster Care Payments for Child or Young Adult Living with a Certified Family or Living Independently.

What you need to know about a child Protective Service Assessment (PDF-DHS 1536& DHS 1536A Only counties with DR)
Family of Origin & Foster Parents
  

​Find the Secretary of State Audit Report that was published in October 2016 that identifies seven areas for improvement

General Resources