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Making sure every child living in foster care is cared for by a caregiver (foster, relative, fictive and/or adoptive) who provides skilled, nurturing parenting while helping the child maintain connections to his or her family. 
The QPI Nevada Brand
Foster parents nurture children who have experienced trauma and provide a safe, loving and healing environment in which the children can thrive. They are parenting partners who honor and support family relationships. Foster parents are dedicated, informed and committed advocates for children. They are instrumental and fully supported members of the child and family team. Great foster parents make a difference for children and families in our community.

QPI Calendar of Events & Foster Parent Support Meetings

Click here  for a listing of upcoming events, meetings and other activities of foster care support organizations throughout Clark County.


Enhance Your Skills

Various trainings are offered in the community to help enhance caregivers' capacity to parent. Please click on the links below to learn more about exciting training opportunities from which you can benefit.  

Just in Time

Nevada Partnership for Training

The Nevada Registry 

The Parenting Project

February 2015
 Put All Your Eggs in One Basket at the Spring Holiday Egg Hunt, April 2
Win prizes, receive baskets of goodies and, of course, participate in the egg hunt at the 2015 Spring Holiday Egg Hunt!


All families with children in care
are invited to attend!


What: 2015 Spring Holiday Egg Hunt

When: Thursday, April 2, 2015, 2 - 5 p.m.

Where: Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway


To register, call 702-455-2576 or email  


Registration is required to participate and space is limited. Deadline to RSVP is March 25, 2015, so call or email today!
Don't Miss the Spring Celebration Fair, Saturday, April 4!


The Las Vegas City Council invites you to join Councilman Steve Ross at the annual Spring Celebration & Foster Connection on Saturday, April 4, 2015!


Check out last year's Spring Celebration!
Check out last year's Spring Celebration!

This free community celebration and information fair will feature:

  • Foster care/adoption information
  • Amusement rides
  • Farmers market
  • Jump houses
  • And much, much more!

What: Spring Celebration & Foster Connection

When: Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road


From 10 a.m. - noon, the Spring Celebration


For more information, call 702-455-1196.

Spotlight on Quality:
Minnie Hill, Quality Case Manager


Each month the Foster Parent Champion Program will highlight a caregiver or case manager who exemplifies the quality of care that we strive for as a community, focused on the needs of children.


This month, we shine the spotlight on case manager Minnie Hill. When talking with Minnie about her involvement with caregivers, she shared, "These foster parents are truly ones that meet our new QPI statement and it is my desire to continue assisting them as much as possible."


Click here for more about Minnie's story.


Do You Know a Quality Caregiver
or Case Manager?

To nominate a caregiver or case manager that you believe demonstrates quality care, please email your nomination to or call us at 702-455-1149.


The Foster Parent Champion Program is available
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Foster Parents, Child Welfare Advocates Gather in San Diego for
Annual QPI Conference

Members of the QPI Nevada contingent at the annual QPI National Conference in San Diego last month. 


Hundreds of child welfare advocates, caregivers and former youth in care from around the nation gathered in San Diego in January for the annual QPI National Conference. Under the "Connected Through Kids" theme, attendees connected, discussed recruitment methods and continued to build long-term momentum for QPI practices.


One highlight from the conference was the Youth Panel, where former foster youth shared their ideas on quality parenting and how those concepts can play a role in recruiting, training and retaining families.

Workgroup Spotlight:
Community Partnerships


The QPI Community Partnerships workgroup is comprised of more than 50 community partners in the child welfare, business, medical, education, law enforcement and human services community. The workgroup focuses on increasing the community's awareness of -- and support for -- foster children and foster parents through effective community partnerships.


Throughout 2014, the Community Partnerships workgroup developed the Foster Friends Program -- an outlet for the community to plug into DFS and build an effective network of community support for children in care and their caregivers. 


Co-Leads: Mari Parlade, DFS; Denise Tanata-Ashby, Children's Advocacy Alliance; Leslie Murdock, child welfare consultant.


Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month.


Want to get involved? The Community Partnerships workgroup is always looking for motivated, engaged caregivers and community members who want to join in developing solutions to benefit all children in care.


If you're interested in learning more about this workgroup, please send us an email message to or call 702-455-1196.

Save the Date:
Passport to Partnership


Mark your calendars for this upcoming opportunity for foster parents and case managers to learn important information about the Partnership Agreement (developed by the Quality Parenting Initiative's Child Welfare workgroup), get foster parent ID badges and much, much more!


What: Passport to Partnership

When: Monday, May 11, 2015, 6 - 8 p.m. OR Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 4 - 6 p.m.

Where: TBD


Check your inbox and mailbox for your invitation, coming soon. 

Clark County Department of Family Services | 702-455-5444 |
121 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106