As a resource parent, the line between your rights vs. your responsibilities can sometimes become blurred. Understanding how the two work together will give you more insight into your role as your child in placement’s primary caregiver and will empower you to be a stronger advocate for him.


You have the right as a foster parent to full disclosure as per the Division of Child Protection and Permanency’s (DCP&P) policy. Before the child enters your home, you should receive all information necessary to provide the appropriate care and supervision for him. If you do not have what you need, contact his Family Service Specialist (FSS) – also known as the child’s caseworker.It is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of all information provided to you about the child. For example, sharing details about him on social media is prohibited. Revealing the child’s identity can put him at risk of being bullied or inappropriately…

This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by Craig Dudek, Digital Content Creator

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