Foster Care Handbooks & Publications
North Dakota Handbooks
Foster Parent Handbook
The North Dakota Foster Parent Handbook was developed for use in your day-to-day life with the children in your care. It gives you practical information on topics like medical care, payments, and the role of the court. It also provides guidance on areas like welcoming a child, discipline, and visitation. Throughout the manual, we emphasize the role of foster parents working together with the agency, case managers and biological family/parents, as members of a professional team to best help the child achieve successful permanency.
Each chapter contains information on state policies related to foster parenting. Where relevant, you are encouraged to check with your foster care agency for local policies on specific issues. You provide a valuable service in helping families through temporary difficulties and meeting the needs of children in a time of crisis and change. We offer this manual as an aid to your role as a foster parent.
Foster Youth Handbook
The North Dakota Foster Youth Handbook was created by the North Dakota Youth Leadership Board as a resource for youth in foster care. The handbook offers support, answers, and comfort regarding the “process” from youth whom themselves were in foster care in ND.
North Dakota Children and Family Services Division Publications
- 18+ Continued Foster Care Program
- Chafee Independent Living Program
- Foster Care Driving Guide
- Home Alone: Is Your Child Ready?
- Medical Services for Former Foster Youth to Age 26
- Medical Services for Foster Children
Additional North Dakota Department of Human Services, Children and Family Services Division publications can be found HERE.