Useful Links

2015 Oregon Child Foster Care Welfare Data Book - Great information from DHS about foster care trends and statistics in Oregon.  Much of it is sorted by county.

Oregon DHS Child Welfare Homepage
- This a great resource for information about child welfare, foster care, adoption, family services - and lots more!

Differential Response - Lean more about DHS's new model for child welfare/families in crisis.  This model is being introduced around the state and will begin locally very soon.

National CASA Website

National CASA You Tube Channel:  This site has great short videos on CASA, CASA advocates, and kids in Foster Care.  We encourage you to check it out.

A Voice for Adoption: A national organization working on issues relation to adoption reform to improve permanency outcomes for kids in foster care.

Kids Health: Has information on child and teen health, behavior and development written for parents, teens, and kids.

Ages & Stages Questionnaire
:  This is a free on-line tool for parents/family/caregivers that compares a child's development with recognized benchmarks. This is a pilot project of the Early Intervention Program, University of Oregon, and Oregon Department of Education.

Camp to Belong - Oregon
: Camp To Belong reunites brothers and sisters in a week-long camp experience that helps them connect in very powerful and positive ways. It fosters their connection and belonging and provides many positive memories for them to draw strength from. To date over 700 Oregon foster kids have attended this camp.

Oregon Foster Youth Connection Website:  A great resource for Oregon CASAs and foster kids. Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC), a program of Children First for Oregon (CFFO), is a statewide, youth led, advocacy group of current and former foster youth between 14 – 25 years of age. OFYC is completely youth led, meaning youth members shape every aspect of what OFYC is, how it is structured, which policies to work on, and what activities to participate in.

Child Trauma Academy
: This is Dr. Bruce Perry's Center in Houston Texas. Lots of good information/reading on trauma and child development.

Oregon Crime Victims Law Center
: Provide free legal representation for children who need assistance in asserting their rights as crime victims in criminal cases. They also provide free training for attorney's who represent children.

Immigration Counseling Service
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ICS's new regional office in Hood River is located in the Union Building at 216 Columbia Street, Suite B, Hood river, OR 97031. Visit their website via the link above or call (541) 399-8029 for more information.