Colorado State Foster
Parent Association

CSFPA has been supporting foster, kinship and adoptive families in Colorado for over 40 years.

CSFPA is a voice for all foster, kinship and adoptive families in Colorado.  We provide key services to these special families by providing education programs, support referrals, and advocacy.

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Register Now for October's First Friday Educational Experience! 

Please note date change! This month it is Friday, October 23rd!

We are offering this workshop via LIVE Zoom Meetings! Registrations are limited in order to provide everyone with effective support.



Friday, October 23rd, 2020

10A - Noon

(Registration deadline is Noon, Thursday, 10/22)

Presented by Erin Cassidy, MA

Join us for a very important presentation regarding culture, race and ethnicity. This workshop is a kick off to a series on becoming culturally competent. We are excited to present Erin’s “kick off” workshop and will continue the series over the next few months. This intro workshop will include:

  • Introduction to Culture, Race, Ethnicity.
  • The development of racial identity in youth
  • How to be culturally competent

Erin Cassidy is a trainer, presenter and author with a Master’s in Ethnic Studies from Colorado State University, a Bachelor’s in Africana (Black Diaspora) Studies from the University of Northern Colorado and holds a Graduate Professional Certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Colorado State University.

This workshop is 2 hours.

DATE: Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Time: 10AM - Noon

Location: Your home with your device. Works best with lap top/computers equipped with camera/microphone capability; I-Pads, mobile phones. Cameras must be on and participants visible.

Cost: Free!

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Earn two hours credit in a safe and open environment with other foster/kinship parents!


  • November 6th, 2020
  • December 4th, 2020

Parents with Altitude

Parents with Altitude is a private Facebook group for foster/kinship parents only.

It is a great place to ask questions, share experiences, seek advice and support in a safe and confidential environment.

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Who is CSFPA?

The Colorado State Foster Parent Association goals:

  • 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.

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