"To Touch A Life Forever"


Representing All California Resource Families

Letter from the CSFPA President re Coronavirus

Dear Caregivers of California,

The California State Foster Parent Association ( CSFPA ) is aware of the challenging time any of you are facing. As one of our Associations ongoing goals, we are here to inform our membership of any current information pertaining to the welfare of children.

This unprecedented time in our history demands new challenges for each of us, as we find new ways to parent in a worldwide pandemic. Many of our children are home from school unexpectedly, possibly fighting illness and are fearful from the new language being used around them to describe this “virus”. As parents, we need to be mindful of their questions and fears regarding this issue. Attached, please find the CDC’s  recommendations in helping children understand the Coronavirus...Read More

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The California State Foster Parent Association, Inc. (CSFPA) provides support, advocacy, resources and education to all California Resource Families/Foster Parents. Our purpose is to bring together all Foster Parent/Resource Family associations throughout California to work together to promote the general welfare of children that need protective care.

In January of 2018, there were almost 60,000 children and youth ages 0-20  in the California child-welfare-supervised foster care.* The people and families caring for these children “touch lives forever.” The CSFPA is here to help them successfully raise this vulnerable population of children and keep them safe and healthy.

*Source: University of Berkeley CCWIP
California State Foster Parent Association


All donations to CSFPA  are used to  support children and the resource families caring for them.  Donations are 100% tax deductible.

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2020 Annual Training Conference

2020 Annual Training Conference will be October 15-17, 2020 at the Sacramento Hilton

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Quarterly Meetings for 2020

January 17-18, 2020

April 10-11, 2020

CANCELLED July 10-11, 2020

CSFPA will now be offering webinars for the training’s held at the quarterly meetings. If you are on the email distribution list, you will receive information about how to join the webinar a week before the event.

If you have questions, please contact Tyffany Wanberg at tyffanywanberg@gmail.com

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California Victim Compensation

California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) Did you know every child in foster care is eligible for assistance from the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCB) for services? In the past, social workers would file a claim when a child was detained, but this is no longer the case. Every child who…

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Donate Today

  Your donation helps the California State Foster Parent Association (CSFPA) support resource families/foster parents in California. The CSFPA offers scholarships for children to attend camps (Campership Scholarship) and for graduates to further their education (Haghenbeck Scholarship Award). It also offers ongoing training and support for those who provide ongoing, daily…

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