Foster & Kinship Care Education Program

Contact us

707-476-4455
Monday-Friday
9:00a.m.- 4:00p.m.

Summer  Hours: June & July Monday-Thursday
9:00a.m.- 4:00p.m.

    

Useful Foster Parent Links


Foster Parenting
These pages and contact information provide a wealth of information, references, and research on fostering as well as discussion forums and links to other sites.


Education Guide


Health and Development
These sites are sources for information on infectious diseases, nutrition, and growth and development.


Child Advocacy Organizations
Resources, articles, statistics on the health and well-being of children with an emphasis on the victims of child abuse and neglect.


Government
These sites provide access to new legislation, an opportunity to see how state and national representatives stand on issues as well as providing the ability to contact elected officals via email.


Parenting & Educational Resources


Other Information and Links

Foster Ed Connect: http://www.fosteredconnect.org/home/

California Foster Youth Education Task Force:  http://www.cfyetf.org/

The National Parent Helpline:  www.nationalparenthelpline.org

The California Department of Social Services:   http://www.cdss.ca.gov                                                                                                                 

Interactive Autism Network:

The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) is an online project bringing together individuals nationwide who are affected by autism spectrum disorders and hundreds of researchers in a search for answers. For more information go to http://www.ianproject.org/.

National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) emphasizes that trauma from violence or abuse is often an underlying cause of mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, or substance abuse. he NCTIC website offers access to many resources, including education and outreach, trauma-informed care models, and trauma-specific treatments and interventions.
http://www.samhsa.gov/nctic/

Free Online Curricula for Child Welfare Workers

This site offers an array of curricula in PDF format and or online video at no cost. Topics include services to families at moderate, as well as greatest risk, reunification, the effects of training on public child welfare practice, and collaboration between substance abuse and child welfare fields.
http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ccwrl/CalSWEC_curriculum_products.htm