News and Info Related to the MD DHS

In May 2020 We Celebrated Foster Care Month in Maryland!

Winners of the 2020 Resource Parent(s) of the Year Awards are posted here on our website, and on our Facebook page.

  • To see the original post with program details, click here.
  • To see all of the featured Foster Parents posts, click here.

MD DHS Resource Parent Survey Results

The following are the results from a recent MD DHS survey of Resource Parents – click the image to open the results in a larger view. Use the arrows to scroll through the results pages, and click here for a printable version. Have questions or feedback to share on the survey? Contact us here.

Survey Goals – Background, Original Invitation

The Maryland Department of Human Services, Social Services Administration (DHS/SSA) is striving to increase authentic partnerships between staff, resource parents, and biological parents to improve safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for children. DHS/SSA is partnering with the Maryland Resource Parent Association (MRPA) to support this effort in local jurisdictions.

With assistance from the Capacity Building Center for States (CBCS), DHS/SSA & MRPA developed a survey in SurveyMonkey to gather information from Resource Parents about their thoughts and experiences with state and local resource parent associations. The survey also asks what resources and supports Resource Parents need and find most helpful.

DHS/SSA & MRPA asks Resource Parents what their perception is of how well DHS/SSA is accomplishing its goals for resource parents in MD. 

Responses will help the DHS/SSA & MRPA workgroup develop strategies to better support resource parents, statewide and locally. This survey was anonymous, and responses will be held as confidential. 

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