Adoption Resource Coordinator
In our Nevada office, our Adoption Resource Coordinator serves as an advocate and liaison for adoptive families and helps them identify, locate, and access information and resources. The Resource Coordinator maintains information on Nevada resource agencies and organizations, service providers and informational topics of relevance. In addition, the Coordinator provides support and advocates for the development, expansion and/or improvement of services for pre and post-adoptive families.
For more information on the services above, contact the Nevada Office at 702-436-6335 or by email.
- The Adoption Exchange's Colorado Family Support Services
- The FAS Community Resource Center
- Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children
- Tips for A Calm and Connected Home
- Questions To Ask Yourself
The Adoption Exchange also houses a Lending Library that allows you to borrow books about adoption and adoption issues. The Lending Library carries an extensive selection of materials specific to adoption and foster care available to you at no cost. Many of these materials are not available through public libraries.
The Lending Library topics include:
Children's Books - Drug Exposure - Family Relations - General Adoption - Grief & Trauma Healing - Kinship - Mental Illness - Parenting Advice - Physical/Learning Disabilities - Professionals - Search & Reunion - Sexual Abuse - Special Needs Adoption - Transracial
Support Groups and Community Resources
|Adoptive Families Circle||Connect with other adoptive families to share experiences and ask questions.||http://www.adoptivefamiliescircle.com/groups/|
|The Center||A variety of social and support groups, some Center-sponsored and some peer-led, meet at The Center to bring together like-minded individuals of every gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and interest throughout the month.||http://thecenterlv.org/resources/lgbtqfamilysupport/
|Grace Point Church Foster Parents' Night Out||Event held the first Friday of every month. The link is live the Saturday following each event, and it closes two days before each event.||https://gracepointvegas.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=33|
|Las Vegas Foster Change Meetup||Scheduled (and spontaneous) events in this group include: play dates, family events, respite opportunities, parents night outs, and support groups, and training meetings! In addition, we encourage members to post their own events- like play dates and family outings as we build our foster, adoptive, and kinship family community!||https://www.meetup.com/Las-Vegas-Foster-Change-Meetup/|
|Boys Town Nevada||Boys Town Nevada opened its doors in 1991, bringing an innovative approach to child and family care to those in need in the Las Vegas area.
If you have a child, chances are you’ve had your fair share of challenging days. Boys Town Common Sense Parenting® classes are here to help.
|CASA||CASA Volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates) provide advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.||http://www.casalasvegas.org/|
|CPLC||CPLC programs are culturally-competent, family-focused and are designed to promote healthy, independent living. In response to a society whose challenges are mounting at an alarming pace, CPLC promotes wellness and encourages self-dignity, self-sufficiency, and most importantly, family growth and preservation.||http://cplcnevada.org/Programs/IHHS
|Foster Kinship||Foster Kinship provides free programs for kinship caregivers: Kinship Navigator Services and Child Welfare Training.||http://www.fosterkinship.org/programs/dfs/
|nvpartnership4training||The Nevada Partnership for Training is proud to offer a variety of training opportunities for professionals who work with children, youth and families. Our goal is to help you develop your skills by providing training that is relevant, informative and convenient.||http://nvpartnership4training.com/ot/ClassDescriptions.aspx|
|Olive Crest||Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children, and to preserving the family. Olive Crest's Strong Families program and Family Resource Center are two of the many resources offered to Nevada families.||https://www.adoptex.org/uploads/files/Olive_Crest.pdf|
|SAFY Family Resources||Parenting isn't easy. Whether you're a biological parent, foster parent, grandparent or kinship parent, SAFY is here to help. Our library of parenting resources developed by our clinical experts offer a variety of helpful tips to improve the safety and well-being of children and families.||http://www.safy.org/family-resources.php|