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Resources, Research & Links


Articles and support for families

National Center for Adoption Law and Policy at Capital University

Dave Thomas Foundation

North American Council on Adoptable Children

Adoption books and resources

Up-to-date legislative information on adoption

Child Welfare League of America


Post Adoption

Forms needed when you are applying for PASSS Funds:

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services PASSS forms:

1050 and 1050 A forms

1052 form

1681 form

W-9 form


Treatment Foster Care

What is Foster Care? Annie E. Casey Foundation

KidsCount Data Snapshot of Foster Care Placement

How to Become a Foster Parent: (including law and resources for Minority, LGBT, Military, Native American, Global Families and Persons with Disabilities)

Treat Them Like Gold: Resource Families (Foster, Adoptive, Kinship)

Ohio Fostering Connections:

Current Status and Evidence Base of Training for Foster and Treatment Foster Parents
Child Youth Serv Rev. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2011 June 4.


Outpatient Mental Health

Mental Health America Franklin County (Advocacy)

Child Trauma Academy (Dr. Bruce Perry)

Article:  Advancing Trauma-Informed Practices:  Bringing trauma-informed, resilience-focused care to children, adolescents, families, schools and communities. William Steele, PsyD and Caelan Kuban, LMSW