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Resource Parents and Relative Caregivers


ODHS Certified Resource Parents and Relative Resource Parents are  Mandatory Child Abuse Reporters

All citizens have a responsibility to prevent child abuse and protect children.

Resource Parents, Relative Resource Parents, and their caregiving employees or volunteers are in a unique position to be aware of when a child reports potential abuse or neglect, and in turn must report these allegations to the Child Protective Services Hotline.

These tools are available to assist Resource Parents, Relative Resource Parents and their caregiving employees and volunteers to best understand the responsibilities of Mandatory reporting and the processes that take place once an allegation of abuse or neglect has been made.


​​​​​​211info helps people living in Oregon and Southwest Washington find and connect with the local resources they need.

Child Welfare Information Gateway - Connects child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption and more.​
Every Child Oregon in partnership with ODHS, helps vulnerable children and families through donating, volunteering, or fostering.
Embrace Oregon connects community members with vulnerable children and families in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services.

​​​​​ 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.​
National Resource Center for Youth Services (NRCYS) provides research reports and youth development ideas. The resource center is available to provide training to states through their Chafee Foster Care Independence program.​​

​​National Foster Parent Association supports resource parents in achieving safety, permanence and well-being for the children and youth in their care.
Oregon Foster Parent Association (OFPA) is working to improve the quality of the foster care system in Oregon and make Oregon foster homes the best they can be.
Oregon Foster Youth Connection is a statewide, youth led, advocacy group of current and former foster youth between 14 – 25 years of age. OFYC trains and empowers youth to actively participate in the development of policies, programs, and practices that improve the lives of the thousands of kids in foster care. 

​​Oregon Kinship Navigator - A statewide resource and referral service for grandparents raising grandchildren and other relative caregivers.​​

Youth Move is a statewide, peer-led organization devoted to helping young adults ages 14-25 successfully transition into adulthood.​

Zero to Three - Grandparent Resources - designed especially for grandparents and grandparent-headed families of children aged birth to three.​