Our programs

Our work falls generally into three program areas: adoption and foster care, program evaluation, and training. Historically, we have focused attention on the areas of adoption, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, family-centered practice (family preservation and family reunification), services for the severe and chronic mentally ill (including homeless populations and mentally ill offenders), and services for victims of sexual abuse or assault.

We deliver many of our services through program divisions, each of which serves specific client groups. The Alaska Center for Resource Families offers training and support to foster, adoptive, and guardianship families. The Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center supports adoptive and guardianship families. The Northwest Adoption Exchange helps find adoptive families for children who live in foster care in the Pacific Northwest States.

Adoption and foster care programs

Our adoption and foster care services range from orientation, training, and support of current and prospective adoptive and foster parents to maintaining state, regional, and national photolisting websites, which feature children waiting for permanent homes.

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Program evaluation

The professionals on our program evaluation team have solid and successful track records in the design and execution of program evaluations in a range of human services and intervention environments.

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Training programs

We offer educational and skill-building opportunities for a wide range of potential recipients: child welfare and social service professionals, interested members of the public, pre- and post-licensed foster and adoptive parents, and mental health providers, among others.

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