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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.

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Click here  for a listing of upcoming events, meetings and other activities of foster care support organizations throughout Clark County.


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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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January 2015

The Foster Parent Champion Program:

Making Caregivers' Lives Easier


Foster parents and relative caregivers are dedicated, informed and committed advocates for children. They spend time answering their children's questions and making sure their children have everything they need. What happens when a foster parent or relative caregiver has a question or needs a resource? Who is there to support foster parents and other caregivers?


Foster Parent Champions. Back Row: Greg, Marti, Nikki, Beth. Middle Row: Julie, Berenice. Front Row: Patricia, Gwen.


The DFS Foster Parent Champion (FPC) Program was developed to be that support system for caregivers with one main goal of making caregivers' lives easier. This includes calling caregivers upon each and every placement to ensure they have all the resources they need, helping new caregivers navigate the child welfare system, assisting with general parenting strategies, and sharing information on upcoming training and community events.


The FPC Program is available for foster parents, relatives and fictive kin caregivers.


Foster Parent Champions are licensed caregivers that demonstrate quality parenting on a daily basis. They hold foster care licenses for children ages birth - 18 years old. Their licensure experiences include being foster families, relative and fictive kin families as well as an ICPC family.


The Foster Parent Champions are excited to share their experiences and help you ensure your home remains a positive environment for children. They know the value of quality homes that are safe, nurturing and caring for children.


Contacting the FPC team is easy. They are available by phone Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. at 702-455-1149. You can also send your questions via email to:


Click here to learn more about your FPC Team.










QPI Parenting Resources are
a Mouse Click Away


 Looking for resources and insights from fellow caregivers and other foster care professionals? The QPI Nevada website is your one-stop place for articles and information about a wide range of topics, including:

  • Family visits
  • Parenting after trauma
  • Supporting LGBTQ youth
  • And much more

You can also browse the online training videos, review notes from the QPI workgroups and get the latest monthly calendar of meetings and events.


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Angel Tree 2014 Was a Huge Success!

Meeting Santa & Mrs. Claus was popular at Angel Tree!


More than 1,250 kids in care attended the annual Angel Tree celebration, held at Wirtz Beverage Nevada in North Las Vegas on Dec. 13. The kids received donated gifts, played games, enjoyed food and face painting -- they even got a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus! The annual event was hosted by the Adoption Exchange, CASA Foundation, DFS, Wirtz Beverage Nevada and 8 News Now.


The gifts were donated at toy drives and other locations across the valley throughout December. In total, more than 3,700 children in the Clark County foster care system received gifts.

Plenty of games for kids to play at Angel Tree (top), while face painting was also in high demand (bottom).


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Las Vegas, NV 89106

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