Resources


Aboriginal Resources

A Guide to Aboriginal Organizations and Services in BC
http://www.gov.bc.ca/arr/services/down/guidetoservices_2011.pdf

Honouring Our Babies: Safe Sleep Cards and Guide
http://www.fnha.ca/what-we-do/children-youth-and-maternal-health

8TH Fire: Indigenous in the City
http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/2011/11/indigenious-in-the-city.html


Adoption Resources

*NEW* Online Adoption Application:
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/births-adoptions/adoptions/how-to-adopt-a-child/adopt-from-foster-care

Adoptive Families Association of BC Resources
https://www.bcadoption.com/resources
https://www.bcadoption.com/adopting-your-foster-child
https://www.bcadoption.com/resources/articles/qa-adopting-foster-child
https://www.bcadoption.com/node/627/
https://www.bcadoption.com/node/642/#north/

Making exceptions;
https://www.bcadoption.com/resources/articles/making-exceptions

Inside Aboriginal Adoption in BC:
https://www.bcadoption.com/resources/articles/inside-aboriginal-adoption-bc

Vancouver Island Support Vancouver Island Regional Coordinators for Adoptive Families of BC:
https://www.bcadoption.com/node/627/

MCFD Adoption:
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/births-adoptions/adoptions

Adoptive Families Association of BC Fact Sheet on Adoption:
https://www.bcadoption.com/sites/default/files/celebrate_adoption_poster_final_web_version_optimized.pdf

MCFD Practice Standards and Guidelines to Adoption:
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/birth-adoption-death-marriage-and-divorce/births-and-adoptions/adoption/adoption_practice_standards.pdf

YouTube video on foster parents adopting (includes information on adopting Aboriginal children):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0kJgp2MESk

Post Adoption Assistance Program
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/births-adoptions/adoptions/how-to-adopt-a-child/adopt-from-foster-care/post-adoption-assistance-program


Advocating


Child Resources

Advocating for Children and Youth in Care: Your Role as a Caregiver - MCFD Publication
http://fpsss.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/advocating_role_caregiver.pdf

BC Representative of Child and Youth
https://www.rcybc.ca/

Dental Benefits for Children in Care and Youth Agreements Guide - MCFD Publication
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/family-and-social-supports/foster-parenting/health_supports_children_care_youth_agreements.pdf

Health Supports for Children in Care and Youth Agreements Guide - MCFD Publication
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/family-and-social-supports/foster-parenting/health_supports_children_care_youth_agreements.pdf

Know Your Rights - A Guide to Rights for Young People In Care - MCFD Publication
http://fpsss.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Know-Your-Rights.pdf

This is Me and I Have Rights - MCFD Publication
http://fpsss.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/This-is-Me-and-I-have-Rights.pdf


Infant Resources


Foster Parent Resources


Resilience

RLife Project
http://rlifeproject.ca/


Scholarships, Bursaries & Tuition Waivers


Substance Use and Misuse Resources

Drug Guide for Parents: Learn the Facts to Keep Your Teen Safe
http://www.drugfree.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/drug_chart_10.25.10_opt.pdf

Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia Information Fact Sheets
http://www.dea.gov/druginfo/factsheets.shtml


Transitions


Trauma Resources

Trauma Informed Care Compiled by Kathy Baird, Foster Parent
http://fpsss.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Resources-on-Trauma-Informed-Care.pdf


Youth Resources

A Guide to: Scholarships, Bursaries, Tuition Waivers and Awards Available to Children in and From Government Care in British Columbia
http://fpsss.com/resources/tuition-guide/

Advocating for Children and Youth in Care: Your Role as a Caregiver MCFD Publication
http://fpsss.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/advocating_role_caregiver.pdf

Agedout.com
https://agedout.com/

Agreements with Young Adults
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/youth-and-family-services/teens-in-foster-care/agreements-with-young-adults

BC Federation Of Youth in Care Networks
fbcyicn.ca

BC Representative of Child and Youth
https://www.rcybc.ca/

Champions for Change: A Guide to Effective Advocacy for Youth & the Adults Who Support Them
Representative for Children & Youth Publication
http://www.rcybc.ca/reports-and-publications/reports/champions-change

Dental Benefits for Children in Care and Youth Agreements Guide MCFD Publication
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/family-and-social-supports/foster-parenting/health_supports_children_care_youth_agreements.pdf

Exploring Your Dreams:
An Education Workbook for Youth in and From Government Care FBCYICN Publication

http://fbcyicn.ca/files/education-workbook-2010press.pdf

Health Supports for Children in Care and Youth Agreements Guide MCFD Publication
http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/foster/pdf/health_supports_cic.pdf

Know Your Rights - A Guide to Rights for Young People In Care MCFD Publication
http://fpsss.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Know-Your-Rights.pdf

Nanaimo Youth Services Association
http://nysa.bc.ca/

Ready to Rent
http://www.readytorentbc.net/

This is Me and I Have Rights MCFD Publication
http://fpsss.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/This-is-Me-and-I-have-Rights.pdf

Youth Resources
http://youthcore.ca/

Victoria Youth in Care Network
http://victoriayouthincare.com/


 

Mission Statement

The FPSS Foster Parent Support Services Society is a Grass Roots organization committed to
providing meaningful and accessible support, education and networking services which will continually enhance the skills and abilities of foster parents to deliver the best care possible to the children in their homes.

Contact

145 - 735 Goldstream Ave
Victoria, BC V9B 2X4
Tel: 1-888-922-8437 (toll free) Fax: 778-430-5463
Email: admin@fpsss.com