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Frequently Asked Questions
SAFETY, PERMANENCY & WELL-BEING
Family Support Workers partner with parents to enhance protective factors within their families through the use of evidence based practices to achieve family permanency, safety and well-being.
What services are offered?
Does GLFS have visitation centers?
What type of drug testing does GLFS provide?
What area does GLFS cover?
BECOME A RESPITE PROVIDER
A Respite Provider welcomes youth into their home for a temporary, short term stay (from 3 hrs up to 2 weeks). This helps support their parents in having time to create stability in the youth’s home.
Why become a Respite Provider?
You will be supporting your community by giving someone a parenting break during a stressful time, which is something we all need from time-to-time. If you have ever been interested in helping children/youth by doing foster care but you were unable to commit the time necessary, Respite Care is another great way to help out children and youth in your community!
Is there training to become a Respite Provider?
Yes. GLFS provides one-on-one training in your home. You must successfully complete the training before becoming an approved respite provider.
What is the difference between a Foster Parent and a Respite Provider?
The difference is time commitment. Respite services are meant to be short-term. Services may be needed for an afternoon or can be for up to 2 weeks. It is perfect for the individual who wants to help support children and families, but cannot make the time commitment needed for being a foster parent.
What are the requirements to be an approved respite provider?
To be an approved respite provider, you must pass a criminal background check along with anyone else living in your home 13 years old and older, provide GLFS with three positive references, and have a home study completed by one of our trained staff. You also must have a safe, clean dwelling large enough for a child or youth to have his or her own room.
BECOME A FOSTER PARENT
Every day there are children and youth in Nebraska who are in need of a safe place to live, who need love, who need stability, who need their basic needs met, who need YOU.
Why choose GLFS to support you as a Foster Parent?
GLFS provides quality foster homes who specialize in meeting the individual needs of children/youth. Each foster family is assigned a Foster Care Specialist who is available to support the needs of the foster home and the children/youth placed in the home. Each home is equipped with an individualized support plan based on the individual needs of each child/youth living in the home. Your Support Specialist is available 24 hrs to you.
Is there training to become a Foster Parent?
Yes. Your Foster Care Support Specialist will assist you in receiving initial online training and provide you one-on-one guidance to become licensed. Ongoing support and training will also be provided by GLFS.
What must I do to become a GLFS Foster Parent?
To be a GLFS foster parent, you must pass a criminal background check along with anyone else living in your home 13 years old and older, provide GLFS with three positive references, and have a home study completed by one of our trained staff. You also must have a safe, clean dwelling large enough for a child or youth to have his or her own room.