"To Touch A Life Forever"
CALIFORNIA STATE FOSTER PARENT ASSOCIATION, INC.
Representing All California Resource Families
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.
January, 2019 Quarterly Meeting
The 42nd Annual Conference/Training “It’s A New Day/Let’s Band Together” held October 5-7 at the Sacramento Hilton was a successful and fun event! Over 130 attendees had the opportunity to attend more than 30 different workshops on a variety of topics from changes and updates on the RFA process to Legal Updates to Positive Parenting Techniques. Many of the classes were standing room only! Charlie Applestein entertained everyone at the Saturday luncheon with his humor and real-life antidotes. The Sunday Awards Luncheon applauded many who have gone above and beyond including the speaker, Congresswoman Blanca Rubio who received the Outstanding Service Award. Other awards/scholarships presented are as follows:
Haghenbeck Scholarships: Jordan Vicario and Haylee Diaz both from San Bernardino County
Outstanding Social Worker: Rose Eshe from Sonoma County
Outstanding Foster Parent/s: Scott and Kim Streeter from Sonoma County
Outstanding Kinship: Jill Parker from Marin County
There were fun raffle prizes and lots of sharing and interaction. We hope to see everyone at next year’s Conference to be held October 10-12, 2019 at the Ontario Airport Hotel – mark your calendars now!
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Did You Know?
- There are campership scholarships awarded annually to foster/bio/adopted children of CSFPA members...See More
- 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.”
FEATURED BLOG POSTS
Next year’s conference (43rd annual) will be in October, dates and place coming soon!Read More
2nd Quarter April 26-27, 2019
3rd Quarter July 19-20, 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
It’s a new year with lots of changes affecting the world of caring for children in foster care. There are questions and confusion as the new CCR (Continuum of Care Reform) and RFA (Resource Family Approval) laws and policies are being initiated. In addition, there are still changes being made…Read More
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…Read More