Colorado State Foster Parent Association
The goal of CSFPA has grown to better meet the needs of Colorado’s children in placement. Since approximately 14% of children in placement are placed with family members, CSFPA extends its educational support to include "kinship" parents in addition to certified foster parents in order to positively impact and improve care provided to all of Colorado’s children in placement.\
CSFPA goals include:
- Conduct high quality education programs for foster/kinship parents that address the latest in social, physical/mental health, and developmental needs of children in placement by utilizing multiple mediums in order to truly be inclusive of the foster and kinship parents that CSFPA serves throughout the state;
- Provide members with resources and benefits that support the entire family throughout placement and into permanency;
- Advocate for public policy by participating in state, regional and national child welfare committees and task forces that support foster parent related issues, child welfare issues and issues concerning children in placement;
- Conduct ongoing public relations efforts in order to better educate the community and general public of the needs of foster children and the need for foster parents including foster parent recruitment;
- Develop strong community partnerships that support the association’s objectives and programs and target population.