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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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From CAFAF, Happy Valentines Day!

Effective 1/1/21, the moratorium on adolescents being discharged from our care has been extended thru 9/30/21. Unless approval has been granted by the Commissioner or designee, youth will continue to have access to supports and services during the pandemic.

Therefore, prior to September 30, 2021, the Department shall not:

• issue a DCF-800, "Notice of Proposed Denial, Suspension, Reduction, or Discontinuance of Benefits", for non-compliance reasons or due to a recipient reaching the age of twenty-three.
• schedule a fair hearing, or issue a fair hearing decision for any youth who may have received a DCF-800 prior to March 1, 2020.

This decision to re-institute all eligibility requirements will be posted on the Department's website and shall be communicated to youth by their assigned social workers as to what provisions of post-majority services apply to their particular situation.
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Effective 1/1/21, the moratorium on adolescents being discharged from our care has been extended thru 9/30/21. Unless approval has been granted by the Commissioner or designee, youth will continue to have access to supports and services during the pandemic. 
 
Therefore, prior to September 30, 2021, the Department shall not:

•           issue a DCF-800, Notice of Proposed Denial, Suspension, Reduction, or Discontinuance of Benefits, for non-compliance reasons  or due to a recipient reaching the age of twenty-three.
•           schedule a fair hearing, or issue a fair hearing decision for any youth who may have received a DCF-800 prior to March 1, 2020.
 
This decision to re-institute all eligibility requirements will be posted on the Departments website and shall be communicated to youth by their assigned social workers as to what provisions of post-majority services apply to their particular situation.

Special thanks to BEARPAW for their generous donation of shoes to CAFAF. ...

Special thanks to BEARPAW for their generous donation of shoes to CAFAF.Image attachment

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