"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 2017, over 53,000 children and youth ages 0-17 were in 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.
IT IS TIME FOR ALL CHAPTERS TO SUBMIT THEIR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP AND FINANCIAL FORMS!
If you haven’t already done so, please submit your membership forms and dues to the Membership Chair, Mary Haghenbeck, 4377 Wesley Way, El Sobrante, CA 94803.
Each Chapter must submit a roster form, initiation fee or renewal fee, dues, copy of chapter by laws and operating procedures and a membership list with all member’s complete addresses and email addresses.
Additional information regarding Chapter Officers:
President, Vice President, must be licensed or certified foster parents/resource families and shall be in good standing with their local placing or foster family certifying agency at the time of election. A copy of their license or certificate and a letter from their licensing worker or placement agency need to be included in the above documents sent to the membership chairperson. All chapters must pay their membership dues and chapter fees by January 15, or they cannot use our Liability Insurance or the 501C(3) non profit status.
Quarterly Financial reports are also due. These should be sent to the CSFPA Treasurer, Shelly Best, 7028 Scripps Crescent Street, Goleta, CA 93117.
Save The Date for the 2018 Annual Training Conference
This year's CSFPA Annual Training Conference will be held October 5-7, 2018 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West. Check back for details. We are excited to offer another conference full of great and relevant information for those families providing homes for children in the dependency system.
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
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Thank you for your support.
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
IT’S TIME FOR CAMP!! The California State Foster Parent Association is happy to announce we are taking applications for 2018 Summer Camp scholarships. As a member of CSFPA, any child in your home (foster, adoptive, biological) is eligible to apply. Click Read More below for Application for the Campership…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
The CSFPA’s newsletters will be going electronic in 2018. Make sure we have your email address on file, so you don’t miss an issue. Send your email address to the Newsletter Chair at CSFPAnewsletter@gmail.com.”Read More
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