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"To Touch A Life Forever"

CALIFORNIA STATE FOSTER PARENT ASSOCIATION, INC.

Representing All California Resource Families

WELCOME!

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

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.

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43rd Annual Conference

Thank you to those who attended and helped out at this year’s annual CSFPA Training Conference in Ontario October 10-12. What a great event! The variety of workshops offered was tremendous. The Thursday night dance party was super groovy! The movie “Foster” was enlightening and educational. The silent auction had awesome items to bid on and everyone who bid contributed to the CSFPA Scholarship Fund in addition to possibly taking home a wonderful item. Awards and Scholarships were presented at the Saturday luncheon to well deserving youth, social workers, foster parents and directors.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next year!

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

Did You Know?

Nominations for Annual CSFPA Awards and Scholarships are now being accepted!

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4th Quarter, 2019 Available Now!

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

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Thank you for your support.

  • 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.

Become a Member

  • 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

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
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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Parents – get your training free on FosterParentCollege.com

The California Department of Social Services and FosterParentCollege.com (FPC) have entered into an agreement with the State of California to provide all CA resource parents with free access to FPC online training through their agency. FPC courses are self-paced and available to parents 24/7. These trauma-focused courses fit the vision…

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Changes for 2018 Affecting World of Children

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…

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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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