Have you received an Economic Impact Payment in Error? Foster Parents who have foster children moving in and out of their homes may be in the position of having received a stimulus payment for a child no longer in their care. The following guidelines can help us make...The Maryland DHS has shared the following documents as a resource for foster families who are about to resume In-Person visitations. Click the title to view or download the document. CW Services COVID-19 Stage 2 Guidance Memo DHS/SSA Protocol and Procedures for...NEW YORK (AP) — Tackling a lower-profile issue for the White House, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at strengthening child-welfare programs nationwide. It comes as child-protection agencies across the U.S. struggle with effects related...Resource Parent conferences are hosted semi annually through a partnership between the Child Welfare Academy, Maryland Resource Parent Association, Maryland DHS, and the local Departments of Social Services. Given ongoing health concerns about large trainings and...We would like to invite you to respond to a survey that is being conducted as a joint effort between MARFY (Maryland Association for Resource Families and Youth) and the MRPA. We know there have been lots of changes since the pandemic and we want your feedback! We...MRPA would like to share this information from the Maryland DHS about this food program for foster care youth. The DHS Note on the attached follows. Please share the attached (see below) Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) information, which is being provided...Bike Donations MRPA would like to share this wonderful bike donation program for children in foster care. To learn more or to contact Barnosky Bike, please see their Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/TheBarnoskyBikeShed The following is taken from their Facebook... As National Resource Parents Day approaches this weekend, we applaud Amy and Michael Bagley for their nomination as the Charles County 2020 Resource Parent(s) of the Year. The Bagely family provides integral support to youth in care and for that we thank them. Cheers to Michon Semon for her nomination as the Howard County 2020 Resource Parent(s) of the Year. We truly appreciate her nurturing spirit towards youth in care as well as her advocacy and trust. Thank you. Tylor and Katie Johnson are truly an asset to children in foster care and their families. The Johnson’s provide exceptional care to all that enter their home. It brings us joy to announce them as the Washington County 2020 Resource Parent(s) of the Year.