- No Matter What: Stories of Hope and Resilience
A one-of-a-kind film-driven website designed to encourage families to seek help and support when they are feeling hopeless and alone. The website features real stories from real people, ultimately providing inspiration to help struggling families make connections that will help build their strength and resilience.
- Family Support Associations
Sites, contacts, and support groups that you might find helpful.
- For Relative Caregivers
Information specific to grandparents and others caring for relative children.
- For Youth in Care
As foster care providers, you may sometimes need more support, information, and resources specifically for the youth in your care. We prepared the links and information on this page for you to read and pass along, or to use as a source of information for youth in out-of-home care directly.
- Fostering Across Wisconsin Newsletter
We publish Fostering Across Wisconsin three times a year. Each issue focuses on a specific theme or topic and includes such things as articles, resources, and stories for readers. Fostering Across Wisconsin can be downloaded and printed for easy sharing. If you’d like to sign up for an email notification when the latest issue has been published, you can do that here.
- Free Lending Library
The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families has one of the largest collections of books, tapes, and DVDs on adoption and foster care-related issues in the Midwest.
A bit more in-depth than our tip sheets, the guidebooks on this page are a rich source of information for families caring for children and youth in foster care.
- Helpful Lists & Websites
There’s a lot of information having to do with the world of foster care out there. The need to search out helpful websites can be an overwhelming task. Our team has found the websites on this page to be useful resources for additional information and support for you and your family.
- Tip Sheets
Tip sheets are short informational resources on a variety of topics related to adoption, post-adoption, foster care, and caring for children and youth in general. Most tip sheets are three-four pages in length and include links to additional resources and information.
- Wisconsin Foster Family Handbook
The Wisconsin Foster Family Handbook is a guide that includes basic information about foster care in Wisconsin. It is written specifically for new foster families, but can also serve as a good source of information for experienced foster parents, as well.