Therapeutic Foster Care Permanency Group (http://www.kennedykrieger.org/overview/event/therapeutic-foster-care-permanency-group)
Foster Family-Based Treatment Association (http://www.ffta.org)
Child Welfare League of America (http://www.cwla.org)
Exceptional Parent Magazine's online resource (http://www.eparent.com)
Foster Parent Community (http://www.fosterparents.com)
National Foster Parent Association, Inc. (http://www.nfpainc.org)
National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning (http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/)
Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (http://www.marfy.org/ )
Maryland Department of Human Resources (http://www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/ )
Autism Society of Maryland (http://www.autism-society.org/)
Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents
Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping
Resources for Military Families
Academic Accommodation Resources
Discounts Available for those with Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association of America (http://ldaamerica.org/)
These websites are helpful resources for older youth. Information ranging from education assistance, employment opportunities, health resources and housing information can be found below.
Financial Aid/ Scholarships in Maryland
The Single Parent’s Guide to Buying a Home: Assistance, Grants, and Homeownership
What Should We Tell the Children? Developing a Mutual Story of the Divorce
A Teen Guide to Divorce
Breaking the ‘D’ News to Friends and Family: Helping Them Help You
Single Father’s Guide to Addiction Recovery
How to Get Through a Divorce Financially
Talking to Your Kids About Losing Your Home: 4 Mistakes to Avoid
Child Support Handbook: Collecting Support
Going to the Orthodontist with CFS
Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids
The Ready by 21 Program:
Y2Connect Local Resource Guide for Youth:
This website it a wonderful resource for older foster youth or transitioning youth. "We Connect Now" serves college students with disabilities and gives these student the ability to voice any concerns, gain access to higher education, and lead the way to employment. "We Connect Now" is currently being used by institutions of higher learning, colleges and universities in all 50 states and at least 10 foreign countries.
One of WIN's most impacting contributions to our community is as a licensed child placement agency. They serve behaviorally challenged youth with family reunification and independent living goals. Key to WIN's success is its unique Family Strengthening Practice model. Currently, WIN's Family Strengthening Practice model is undergoing a rigorous scientific evaluation by Morgan State University's School of Social Work to validate the clinical model as an evidence-based practice. In addition to its treatment foster care program, WIN offers a Community Wellness Center. They offer individual, family and group counseling and community-based mental health services.
WIN Family Services offers numerous internship opportunities year-round. We currently have partnerships with Morgan State University, Coppin University, Loyola, University of MD, Stevenson, Capella, Bowie, UMBC, University of Baltimore, Sojourner Douglas; and we are open to interns from other colleges and universities.
Intern experiences for Bachelor and Masters level students of social work, psychology, counseling and human services includes:
Interns working in our foster care program will have the opportunity to work with the Director of Operations, Director of Family Services, Admissions Manager and/or the Parent Compliance Manager. Interns will learn and understand the daily operations of the foster care program, including but not limited to: interacting with foster parents; auditing files; assisting with child placement admissions; assisting with certifying new foster parents; working on a treatment team; completing treatment plans and case notes; assisting with home studies; and/or working directly with foster youth in an afterschool program.
Interns working with our Therapeutic Wellness Center will have the opportunity to work with the Program Director, Clinical Director and front line staff. Interns will learn and understand the daily operations of the community-based mental health program, including but not limited to: assisting with service authorizations; obtaining assessments for prospective clients; auditing files; and if appropriate assigned a client to work with one-on-one.
We also offer opportunities for students studying marketing, business management, communications and other related fields.