All Parents and Caregivers
- Recommended Reading
- “Hope and healing through animal assisted therapy”
- Transracial parenting
- Hope and Healing for sensory deprivation
- Individual and Family Preservation Services thru Covenant Counseling and Consultation Services
- Regional Intervention Program (RIP) thru Helen Ross McNabb. RIP is a 15-30 week behavior modification program for children ages 2-5. The program is designed to simultaneously decrease the child’s unwanted behaviors while strengthening social skills and empowering parents to set developmentally appropriate limits and consequences for their child.
Therapeutic Preschool thru Helen Ross McNabb. Therapeutic Preschool is a 10-week intensive outpatient program for children ages 4-6 who have experienced a traumatic event, such as abuse or neglect. These children have special emotional requirements that many child care or school facilities are not equipped to accommodate. The program provides cognitive and developmental stimulation, as well as a positive, structured environment with individualized expectations to help build resiliency and coping skills.The preschool also provides care coordination and therapy services for children, ages 2-8.
- Built 2 Bond Attachment Institute– “counseling to promote faith, restore hope, and foster love”
- Knox County Health Department
- Children, Youth, and Family Services thru Helen Ross McNabb
- East Tn Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Center– PT/OT/ Speech therapy/ physiatry
- “Insights and Gifts” Video series and discussion guide: This 16-video series offers insights and gifts that are highly relevant for those who are adopting or fostering children from hard places.
- Transfiguring Adoption blog helps to spark healthy conversations in foster and adoptive families primarily through the use of literature, music, and movies.
- Coming Home Letter for Family & Friends
- Adoption Support and Preservation (ASAP) Program through Harmony Family Center for post adoptive families
- FUSE (Families*United*Supported*Engaged) support groups through Harmony Family Center for pre or post adoptive families
- Post Adoption Support thru Bethany Christian Services
- Attachement in Adoption
- Foster parent bill of rights
- Foster parent training
- Knox County Foster Care Support Group (Facebook group)
- Knox Foster and Adoptive Care Association (KnoxFACA)– monthly meetings/ trainings and ongoing online support group
- “Open Line”– Tn Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Newsletter
- Matthew 19:14 Ministries– help supply foster families with items needed to take care of children in foster care. Items range from car seats, cribs and beds, swings, bouncers, exersaucers, pack and plays, toys, clothing, etc.
- Dollywood Passes For Foster Children- Put in a request with your Family Service Worker (FSW). You will need to tell them a date, usually 3+ weeks out. Once in the park you can upgrade this for a season pass.
- “Skate For Our Future” program– helps foster children achieve success in personal, academic, and career goals through the sport of ice skating.
- Love and Loss in Foster Care
Kinship/ Relative caregiver parents
- Relative Caregiver Program-Children and relative caregivers enrolled in the state program can receive supportive services such as information and referral, access to support groups, respite care and family advocacy assistance. DCS does not have oversight and the care-giver family does not receive a monthly stipend through the program.
- City of Refuge Inc– “an artistic community focused on providing love and hope to the broken and left out”
- Sexual Health and Adolescent Risk Prevention classes through Harmony Family Center
- Square One Program through Florence Crittenton agency- intensive outpatient program is a ground-breaking substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation program for adolescents.
- TN National Guard Volunteer Challenge Academy-The mission is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth and produce program graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens of Tennessee.
- Information Technology & Engineering Technology Training– Do you know a High School Grad(s) who might be interested in a career in Information Technology (IT) and/or Engineering Technology?
- Orphan Sunday
- Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)
- “Empowered to Connect” Parent Training for you or how you might become trained to teach the training to parents in your local church and community.
- “Three principles to consider and common pitfalls to avoid when launching and leading an orphan care ministry in your church”
- “When Church is a Challenge”
- Creating Trauma Informed Classrooms– great read for parents and teachers! Skip to pages 7-9 if you just want the practical application!
Health Care Providers
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) – “ACEs are adverse childhood experiences that harm children’s developing brains so profoundly that the effects show up decades later; they cause much of chronic disease, most mental illness, and are at the root of most violence”
First Family Preservation
Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World is a step-by-step process for people who live in poverty, giving individuals the opportunity to investigate their lives on their own terms. During sixteen 2-hour sessions, Getting Ahead participants, known as Investigators, discover why they are in their situation, develop a plan to get themselves to a more stable life, and begin to build relationships that will help ensure sustainability as they go.
- Free parenting classes through Knox Co Community Action Committee (CAC)
Safe Families for Children-“provides temporary hosting for children whose families are experiencing a temporary crisis.”
- Comprehensive Child and Family Treatment thru Helen Ross McNabb. The Comprehensive Child and Family Treatment (CCFT) program is a high-intensity, time-limited service designed to: provide stabilization; deter the “imminent” risk of state custody for the child; and assist the child in State Custody to maintain his/her status in the current placement and the least restrictive level of care. Normally, the member is seen several times a week and services and supports are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This includes availability of crisis respite services, and crisis response services. The primary goal of CCFT is to reach an appropriate point of stabilization so the member can be transitioned to Continuous Treatment Team or other clinically appropriate services. CCFT services are more treatment oriented and situation specific. They focus primarily on short-term stabilization goals with the intent to transferring the child/adolescent to services that will provide long-term stability for the child/adolescent and family.
- Susannah’s House – “a faith-based organization sponsored by Cokesbury United Methodist Church, that exists to serve the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of mothers and their prenatally exposed infants.”
- Hands of Hope– “comprehensive one-on-one mentoring program developed by Metro Drug Coalition (MDC) for first-time mothers (mentees) in addiction treatment and/or recovery. The mentees will be matched with other mothers, (mentors) who are stable in their recovery journey, to help them navigate the challenges of maintaining sobriety while parenting a Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) baby.”
- Helen Ross McNabb Center provides a continuum of care for adults battling substance abuse and chemical dependency disorders.
- Serenity Women’s Center– Serves women with addiction with a high risk pregnancy or trauma
- YWCA Knoxville– eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
- Smart Steps Child Care Payment Assistance – child care payment assistance while you work or attend school
- KAFCAM does not necessarily endorse any of the above resources. In addition, this website content is not intended to constitute, nor does it represent legal or tax advice of any kind. For questions about any of the above listed resources, please contact us at Kristin@kafcam.org