NFPA has an important mission to support the care givers of our nation's most vulnerable children and youth. What can you do?
WALK ME HOME
Walk Me Home.... to the place I belong is the signature fund-raising and awareness event for foster care in America. We know not everyone can be a foster parent, but Walk Me Home is a great way to support the over 437,000 children in foster care.
This year thousands and thousands of walkers will participate in Walk Me Home events across the country, raising funds to support the life changing programs and activities of foster care associations throughout the United States.
Learn more about how to get involved here.
The National Foster Parent Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization established in 1972 as a result of the concerns of several independent groups that felt the country needed a national organization to meet the needs of foster families in the United States.
This mission of the NFPA is to be a respected national voice for foster, kinship, and adoptive families through networking, education, and advocacy.
50th Education Conference
June 18 -21, 2020 | Reston, Virginia
The National Foster Parent Association will celebrate our 50th annual education conference in 2020. The NFPA is committed to bringing relevant quality learning opportunities to all caregivers in the foster care system as well as to staff, and other professionals, who work with these families and the children they serve. Celebrate with us, embrace new partners, and new approaches!
Held at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, VA, this conference will feature developmental learning sessions geared to improving the everyday lives of the children and youth in care and their families - birth, kinship, foster, and adoptive.
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nfpati sponsored by centene
Centene and The National Foster Parent Association announced today a partnership to bring online training to foster caregivers nationwide via the NFPA’s Online Training Institute. Centene will provide the online platform and facilitators, and the NFPA will provide the educational material and instructors. The trainings will address a variety of topics such as the role foster caregivers play in mentoring birth parents and internet safety.
Combining our child welfare expertise will allow us to disseminate training to foster caregivers more broadly, which will further support and empower them in providing the best possible care to our children and youth.”Centene and the NFPA will also collaborate to create new curriculums and trainings that will give foster parents quick and easy access to education that addresses targeted issues they commonly encounter.
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The National Foster Parent Association provides a number of resources to help you along your foster care journey.