Dive Into What the NFPA Is All About

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Our Mission is to be a respected national voice for foster, kinship, and adoptive families through networking, education, and advocacy.

Networking:

  • NFPA Partners –
    • United Health Care                                               
    • Centene
    • Dave Thomas Foundation/AdoptUSKids/Wendy’s Wonderful Kids
    • Fostering Media Connections/Fostering Families Today Magazine
    • Family-based Treatment Association (FFTA)
    • Child Welfare League of America, Generations United, NACAC, National Grange
    • National Foster Care Coalition/National Foster Care Month Coalition
    • Northwest Media/FosterParentCollege
    • National Child Traumatic Stress Network
    • Dept. of Homeland Security/Blue Ribbon Campaign on Human Trafficking

Education:

  • Annual Education Conferences moved across the United States
  • Partnership with United Health Care to provide in-person training to constituents
  • Partnership with FosterParentCollege
  • Partnership with Centene: develop live training webinars, archive webinar videos, build new training website with all training free to caregivers
  • Two self-paced curriculums on NFPA website for foster and kinship parents
  • Board of Directors that includes well know and highly respected curriculum writers and workshop presenters

Advocacy: 

  • Provided workshops/presentations/exhibits at CWLA, NFPA &Georgia Conferences
  • Participated in the FFTA Public Policy Institute & Family Voices Conf., Washington, DC
  • Led Master Session at National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect, Washington, DC
  • Participated in CHAMPS Convening at Brookings Institute, Washington, DC
  • Three meetings with Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner, Children’s Bureau
  • Previewed four foster care & adoption movies and provided input prior to releases
  • Annually updated Tax Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents
  • Numerous articles in a variety of magazines, newspapers, online newspapers, etc.