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Making sure every child living in foster care is cared for by a caregiver (foster, relative, fictive and/or adoptive) who provides skilled, nurturing parenting while helping the child maintain connections to his or her family. 
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Foster parents nurture children who have experienced trauma and provide a safe, loving and healing environment in which the children can thrive. They are parenting partners who honor and support family relationships. Foster parents are dedicated, informed and committed advocates for children. They are instrumental and fully supported members of the child and family team. Great foster parents make a difference for children and families in our community.

QPI Calendar of Events

Click here  for a listing of upcoming events and meetings.


Foster Parent Support Organizations

Looking to connect with other foster parents or find other resources? Check out the activities of foster care support organizations through-out Clark County.

Go here for more information.

Enhance Your Skills

Various trainings are offered in the community to help enhance caregivers' capacity to parent. Please click on the links below to learn more about exciting training opportunities from which you can benefit.  

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July 2014

Celebrating Family
Reunification Month


From left to right: Dr. Michael Maxwell of the Las Vegas Urban League, Board of County Commissioners Chair Steve Sisolak, Commissioner Lawrence Weekly and Nevada Family Resource Center's Toby Hyman at the June 19 County Commission meeting, where Maxwell and Hyman were honored by the Board as part of June's Family Reunification Month observation.


"...We Could Not Have Asked
for a Better Story"

"It's been an amazing two years. We could not have asked for a better story," said David Bothe. "The County and everyone involved were amazing."


The Bothes, David and Jason, are busy raising their three sons whom they adopted as well as providing foster care to other children. Jason and David share their family's story with us and explain why they want to adopt more kids.

Caregiver Survey Deadline Extended!


 For those who have completed the Caregiver Survey, a GREAT, BIG THANK YOU! The next step? DFS will be working with Child Trends, a nationally recognized research organization, to interpret the data collected from your responses.


If you have not yet submitted your survey, it is not too late to participate! Deadline for submission has been extended to Thurdsay, July 31. Click here to access the survey. Don't miss the opportunity for your voice to be heard!


Back to School, Back to Basics

Donate Today!

Help a child in foster or kinship care start off the school year on the right foot. Donate to the Back to School, Back to Basics drive.


Accepted donations include:

* Backpacks

* Boys & girls polo shirts (navy, red, white)

* New sneakers

* School supplies


Watch this news report from last year's Back to School drive!
Watch this news report from last year's Back to School drive!


All donations will be distributed to children in
the Department of Family Services foster care and kinship care programs. 


Click here for more information.

Family Events and Activities This  Summer Throughout the Valley
Summer's here and the time is right for getting out and enjoying all those great family activities. Check out these links to fun events and activities for the whole family!

DFS Offering Summer
Training Seminars

The Clark County Department of Family Services, in cooperation with the Kyer Group, is presenting a series of training sessions throughout the summer covering a wide range of topics including child sexual abuse, foster parenting and child development issues. These seminars were made possible by a grant from The Children's Bureau.


 Click here for details about each training session.

Clark County Department of Family Services | 702-455-5444 |
121 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106

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