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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. 
The QPI Nevada Brand
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 & Foster Parent Support Meetings

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


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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Nevada Partnership for Training

The Nevada Registry 

The Parenting Project

February 2016
Smith Center Offering
Discounts to Caregivers
Looking to take in a Tony Award winning musical or catch a performance by the Las Vegas Philharmonic? As a special thank you to Clark County caregivers, The Smith Center is offering discounted tickets to caregivers to provide them with special access to the arts. Here's a list of upcoming events.

By clicking on the Partner Perks link on The Smith Center's website and entering the special discount code PPCCFSFP, caregivers will be automatically discounted 10 percent off the base price of tickets for select performances, including the Broadway Series.
Click here to get all the details at The Smith Center website.
Free Training Available to You
DFS offers a variety of classes each month for caregivers, birth parents and case managers. These classes are free of charge and offer a great opportunity for participants to ask questions about caring for children in foster care.
Many of these trainers are experts in their field and are pleased to share their knowledge with participants.
Click here to download the full calendar of training opportunities.

$3,500 Diversity Scholarship
Accepting Applications
Do you have a college-bound high school senior in the house? Clark County high school seniors are encouraged to apply for a $3,500 diversity scholarship available through Cox Communications, Las Vegas and Chicanos Por La Causa.
Click here for more information about this scholarship.

You can also find information about several other available scholarships at the Public Education Foundation's website. Click here for more information.

Improving "the System"
Begins with You
As a caregiver, we know you have ideas for improvements in child welfare that you'd like to share with decision makers. Now is your chance.
Get involved with the Quality Parenting Initiative and join one of our six workgroups:
  • Training: Meets the first Monday of each month
  • Recruitment: Meets the first Tuesday of each month
  • Community Partnerships: Meets the third Tuesday of each month
  • Support & Retention: Meets the third Wednesday of each month
  • Communications: Meets the third Friday of each month
  • Child Welfare: Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month
Within these workgroups, child welfare professionals, community partners and caregivers convene monthly to develop solutions to issues they face every day. Your input can make the difference in the lives of children and families in Clark County.
Click here for more information about QPI training, initiatives and workgroups.
Click here to complete 
the workgroup interest form.

Transitions Take Center Stage in
Free Monthly Webinar with
Noted Child Psychiatrist
The next webinar featuring Charles H. Zeanah, M.D., will be in March with a focus on an issue relevant to all caregivers: transitions. This free, ongoing seminar series is presented by the 8th Judicial District Court - Juvenile Dependency Division.
What: Developmental Science and Child Welfare: Moving Towards a More Child-Centered Court Improvement Practice Model--The Critical Role of Transitions
When: Thursday, March. 17, 2016, noon - 1 p.m. PDT
Where: Online. Click here  for registration and more information.

Dr. Charles Zeanah
About the Presenter 
Charles H. Zeanah, M.D., is a nationally recognized psychiatrist. He is also an expert in early childhood development.
In this webinar, Zeanah will provide his insight and take your questions during the webinar.


Click here for more information.

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121 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106