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Despite my better judgment I have brought back the forum. Even though I have to fight spammers and people that have nothing better to do than harass other people on the internet, I think it is more important for residential childcare staff have someplace to communicate with each other.
The "Members Only" Section is where you can view exclusive
"Members Only" content. It includes the complete Facility Directory with over 900
listings to residential facilities, many of which advertise positions on their
site. Job Listings sorted by State, Job Listing Alerts, and a section for posting
THE HOUSEPARENT NETWORK BLOG - In the blog I share resources, my experiences and thoughts about houseparenting and residential childcare. It is set up with an RSS feed so you can link to it with a reader or from your homepage if it is RSS capable
FACILITY DIRECTORY - Listings of Residential Facilities. There is a much larger Directory in the "Members Only" Section.
STATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES - These agencies should be able to answer the questions you might have about a specific State. They should also be able to give you information on starting a facility or becoming Foster Parents.
FORUM ARCHIVE - I put the best posts from all the previous Houseparent Network Forums, in this fully indexed and searchable ARCHIVE
LINKS TO RESOURCES - Links to Child Care Organizations, Juvenile Justice Organizations and Sites, other Facility Directories, and Training Resources.
HOUSEPARENT ARTICLES - I have over 30 articles for houseparents and other residential care workers on various topics to include: Salaries, Behaviors of the Children, Other Houseparents, Tips, etc.
STORIES - A place for you to share funny stories that have happened to you as a Houseparent or read about what has happened to others.
BOOKSTORE - View and Purchase books and other resources related to life as a houseparent and residential childcare workers.
TRAINING RESOURCES - Links to training programs and organizations
CAREER CENTER - Information on resumes, interviews, letters, etc. to help you find a position
INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES - Information about drugs, alcohol abuse, problem behaviors, pop culture, etc.
HOUSEPARENT/RESIDENTIAL CHILDCARE FACTS - Houseparent facts, types of facilities, definitions, surveys.