"To Touch A Life Forever"
CALIFORNIA STATE FOSTER PARENT ASSOCIATION, INC.
Representing All California Resource Families
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
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
YOUR DONATION IS APPRECIATED!
All donations to CSFPA are used to support children and the resource families caring for them. Donations are 100% tax deductible.
2020 Annual Training Conference will be October 15-17, 2020 at the Sacramento Hilton
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- There are campership scholarships awarded annually to foster/bio/adopted children of CSFPA members
- There is a scholarship available to high school seniors or first year college students; bio/foster/adoptive children of CSFPA members.
- CSFPA meetings are held quarterly in Sacramento and are open to everyone!! Click here for scheduled events!
- There is help available for orthodontic needs of youth; check out smileschangelives.org. There is an on-line application.
- There is a website to assist you if you've already reported child abuse or neglect and you don't feel appropriate action is being taken; legal tools are available at ProtectCAchildren.org.
- There is a free legal advice hotline for anyone concerned or has questions about a child in foster care in California—Advokids 877.ADV4KID (877.238.4543) - legal forms and assistance on the website www.advokids.org
Become a foster parent/resource family and directly change a life forever. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent/resource family, contact your local Department of Children and Family services. You can find out more about becoming a resource family at http://www.cdss.ca.gov/Resource-Families.”
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2020 Annual Training Conference will be October 15-17, 2020 at the Sacramento HiltonRead More
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CANCELLED April 10-11, 2020
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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.
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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…Read More