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Foster, adoptive and kinship care families have challenging yet rewarding roles. Help us support the community by participating in our fun events.

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CAFAF strives to provide the most up-to-date information regarding foster care, adoption and kinship care for the families that we serve. In addition we post information that may be of a benefit to child welfare professionals and the entire community.

We Strive to Make a Difference

The Connecticut Alliance of Foster and Adoptive Families (CAFAF) makes a difference in the lives of foster, adoptive and relative caregivers by providing support, training, and advocacy. The Alliance works in partnership with child welfare professionals and the entire community to nurture child safety, well being, and stability.

Become a Foster Parent Call 888-Kid-Hero

At CAFAF we work with DCF to find foster families who provide safe, caring homes for children while DCF and the courts plan for the children’s futures. To learn more call 888-Kid-Hero

Training

CAFAF supports a number of foster and adoptive training opportunities to help develop your core competencies. CAFAF Post-Licensing Module Classes, CAFAF Conference Series, CPR Classes and Foster Parent College.

Support

Helping to meet the unique needs of foster, adoptive and kinship care children by supporting their caregiver families. Along with Advocacy & Outreach which aims to help develop communities that also support caregiver families.

Donate to Foster and Adoptive Families

Monetary contributions to CAFAF will directly support our mission. The donations go toward a variety of needs for the organizations and the families we serve. Monetary donations work well for individuals who want to help but don’t have a lot of time to volunteer.

A Sincere Thank You From Our Staff!

The staff of the Connecticut Alliance of Foster and Adoptive Families (CAFAF) want to THANK YOU for ALL YOU DO!!!

October 13, 2022

NBC News Article: This state's foster care population has dropped by a third since 2019. What happened?

Voluntary Care Management Program

The voluntary Care Management program serves families and youth with serious emotional challenges, mental illness and / or substance use disorders.

The goal is to support families by increasing their access to care.

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This coming Tuesday, February 7th, is Safer Internet Day! Below are excellent resources to educate adults and children on internet safety, including webinars, videos, guides, posters, PowerPoints, and reports 💻📱

Resources, How to Observe Safer Internet Safety Day at Home, School and Work: www.connectsafely.org/sid2023/
Parent's Guide to Parental Controls: www.connectsafely.org/controls/
Parent's Guide to TikTok: www.connectsafely.org/parents-guide-to-tiktok/
5 Minutes with TikTok: Safety Advice for Families (Video): www.connectsafely.org/video-5-minutes-with-tiktok/
Parent's Guide to Snap Chat: www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Parents-Guide-to-Snapchat-.pdf
Parent's Guide to Discord: www.connectsafely.org/discord/
Parent's Guide to Roblox: www.connectsafely.org/roblox/
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Fortnite: www.commonsensemedia.org/articles/parents-ultimate-guide-to-fortnite
Parent's Guide to Twitch: www.connectsafely.org/parents-guide-to-twitch/
Parent's Guide to Meta Quest Pro: www.connectsafely.org/questpro/

NCMEC, NetSmartz, Be Safer Online!: www.missingkids.org/netsmartz/intothecloud?gclid=CjwKCAiA_vKeBhAdEiwAFb_nrSjMSe1Htd0nL-k6cvM5uH_h...
Resources for Parents, Educators & Communities: www.missingkids.org/netsmartz/resources
Educational slides for K-12: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Om7N70MqC6So73PKr_i30eqDJ8-Qnluq
Sample - Social Media: docs.google.com/presentation/d/1b4P6zCyde8_K7oq4OYU7-TRjwVBAo8Ffugzj6JE_Gbo/edit#slide=id.g134912...

NetSmatz, Sextortion: www.missingkids.org/netsmartz/topics/sextortion#resources
Let NCMEC help get images of you down. Visit MissingKids.org/IsYourExplicitContentOutThere to learn how to notify companies yourself or visit cybertipline.org to report to us for help with the process.


NCMEC, Sextortion: www.missingkids.org/theissues/sextortion
Poster, It is called Sextortion: (English) www.missingkids.org/content/dam/missingkids/pdfs/its-called-sextortion-poster.pdf
(Spanish) www.missingkids.org/content/dam/missingkids/pdfs/its-called-sextortion-poster-es.pdf

Video, NCMEC, Sextortion & Online Enticement - A Look at a New Epidemic (Sextortion 90 Second PSA):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=a440H146l14

Webinar, ICAC, Self-Generated Content and Sextortion Awareness and Prevention:
icactaskforce.org/training/TRI0359792/self-generated-content-and-sextortion-awareness-and-prevention

Video, Stop Sextortion: www.stopsextortion.com/
Parent's Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams: www.connectsafely.org/sextortion/
Sexting Tips for Parents and Youth: (Spanish) icactaskforce.org/assets/ICAC%20Safer%20Internet%20Day%202021%20Sexting%20Tips%20for%20Parents-Yo...
(English) icactaskforce.org/assets/ICAC%20Safer%20Internet%20Day%202021%20Sexting%20Tip%20for%20Parents-You...

Webinar, Multi-Level Approach to Preventing Child Exploitation: icactaskforce.org/training/TRI0267342/multi-level-approach-to-preventing-child-exploitation

Paper, Parenting Children in the Age of Screens: www.icactaskforce.org/assets/Pew%20-%20Parenting%20Children%20in%20Age%20of%20Screens%20-%20Compl...
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This coming Tuesday, February 7th, is Safer Internet Day!  Below are excellent resources to educate adults and children on internet safety, including webinars, videos, guides, posters, PowerPoints, and reports 💻📱
 
Resources, How to Observe Safer Internet Safety Day at Home, School and Work: https://www.connectsafely.org/sid2023/
Parents Guide to Parental Controls: https://www.connectsafely.org/controls/
Parents Guide to TikTok: https://www.connectsafely.org/parents-guide-to-tiktok/
5 Minutes with TikTok: Safety Advice for Families (Video): https://www.connectsafely.org/video-5-minutes-with-tiktok/                                                                                                             
Parents Guide to Snap Chat: https://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Parents-Guide-to-Snapchat-.pdf
Parents Guide to Discord: https://www.connectsafely.org/discord/
Parents Guide to Roblox: https://www.connectsafely.org/roblox/
Parents Ultimate Guide to Fortnite: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/articles/parents-ultimate-guide-to-fortnite
Parents Guide to Twitch: https://www.connectsafely.org/parents-guide-to-twitch/
Parents Guide to Meta Quest Pro: https://www.connectsafely.org/questpro/
 
NCMEC, NetSmartz, Be Safer Online!: https://www.missingkids.org/netsmartz/intothecloud?gclid=CjwKCAiA_vKeBhAdEiwAFb_nrSjMSe1Htd0nL-k6cvM5uH_hpfX_XZfLcHldihWpnF_lEb5NWjkTLBoCN-QQAvD_BwE
Resources for Parents, Educators & Communities: https://www.missingkids.org/netsmartz/resources
Educational slides for K-12: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Om7N70MqC6So73PKr_i30eqDJ8-Qnluq
Sample - Social Media: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1b4P6zCyde8_K7oq4OYU7-TRjwVBAo8Ffugzj6JE_Gbo/edit#slide=id.g1349129eef7_1_301
 
NetSmatz, Sextortion: https://www.missingkids.org/netsmartz/topics/sextortion#resources
Let NCMEC help get images of you down. Visit MissingKids.org/IsYourExplicitContentOutThere to learn how to notify companies yourself or visit cybertipline.org to report to us for help with the process.
 

NCMEC, Sextortion: https://www.missingkids.org/theissues/sextortion
Poster, It is called Sextortion: (English) https://www.missingkids.org/content/dam/missingkids/pdfs/its-called-sextortion-poster.pdf
                                                     (Spanish) https://www.missingkids.org/content/dam/missingkids/pdfs/its-called-sextortion-poster-es.pdf
 
Video, NCMEC, Sextortion & Online Enticement - A Look at a New Epidemic (Sextortion 90 Second PSA):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a440H146l14
 
Webinar, ICAC, Self-Generated Content and Sextortion Awareness and Prevention:
https://icactaskforce.org/training/TRI0359792/self-generated-content-and-sextortion-awareness-and-prevention
 
Video, Stop Sextortion: https://www.stopsextortion.com/
Parents Guide to Teen Sextortion Scams: https://www.connectsafely.org/sextortion/
Sexting Tips for Parents and Youth: (Spanish) https://icactaskforce.org/assets/ICAC%20Safer%20Internet%20Day%202021%20Sexting%20Tips%20for%20Parents-Youth%20SPA.pdf
                                                                (English) https://icactaskforce.org/assets/ICAC%20Safer%20Internet%20Day%202021%20Sexting%20Tip%20for%20Parents-Youth.pdf
 
Webinar, Multi-Level Approach to Preventing Child Exploitation: https://icactaskforce.org/training/TRI0267342/multi-level-approach-to-preventing-child-exploitation
 
Paper, Parenting Children in the Age of Screens: https://www.icactaskforce.org/assets/Pew%20-%20Parenting%20Children%20in%20Age%20of%20Screens%20-%20Complete%207-28-20.pdf

This coming Tuesday, February 7th, is Safer Internet Day! The Link in bio has some excellent resources to educate adults and children on internet safety, including webinars, videos, guides, posters, PowerPoints, and reports. Please take the time to share these with your colleagues, communities, schools, service providers, parents, and children 💻📱 ... See MoreSee Less

This coming Tuesday, February 7th, is Safer Internet Day! The Link in bio has some excellent resources to educate adults and children on internet safety, including webinars, videos, guides, posters, PowerPoints, and reports. Please take the time to share these with your colleagues, communities, schools, service providers, parents, and children 💻📱


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