Bridge Resource Family

A Bridge resource family is a family who may be asked to:

  1. Provide temporary care, love and nurturance to the child and serve as a mentor actively helping the parent improve their ability to safely care for their children while staying connected and assisting in the transition to reunification, legal guardianship or adoption to another family
  2. Serve as the legal guardian for the child while maintaining a child’s connection to kin, culture and community
  3. Adopt the child while maintaining a child’s connection to kin, culture and community

As a Bridge resource parent, you are a vital member of the professional team consisting of the child welfare specialist, the biological family and the child, with a goal of making plans and decisions for children in out-of-home care based upon what is in the best interest of the child.

Continue to DHS Practice Standards and Bridge Resource Family Guiding Principles