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Resources/Training

  • Resource Family Readers
    For: Relatives, Foster Parents, Adoptive Parents, Legal Guardians, Extended Family Members, Foster Family Agencies, Group Homes, and Small Family Homes.
  • Family Resource Center Locations
  • 2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.
  • Foster Parent College
    Foster Parent College offers affordable research-based training for foster, adoptive and kinship parents. Using the World Wide Web, the self-driven training is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Foster Parent Training Resources

    Riverside Community College’s Foster and Kinship Care Education Program provides on-going continuing education classes and workshops for Resource Families. These classes are accepted as fulfillment of the annual requirements from the state and county for maintaining licensure.

    The program offers classes throughout the county. There are sites in Banning, Cathedral City, Corona/Norco, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley, Rancho Mirage, Riverside and Murrieta. Most areas have classes in the morning and in the evening at least once a month. Classes in Spanish are offered monthly in four locations - Banning, Norco, Hemet, and Moreno Valley.

    You may also download the brochure from www.rcc.edu. Go to Student Services, then to Workforce Preparation in the purple menu on the right. Click on Foster and Kinship Care Education. At the bottom of the page is a link to access the brochure.

    For more information on classes or to receive a copy of the schedule of classes, please call the Director of the FKCE program, Penny Davis, at (951) 222-8937, or e-mail Penny at: penny.davis@rcc.edu.
  • Video/DVD Training Library

    The Children’s Services Division offers department and Community Care Licensing (CCL) approved Continuing Education Units through video and/or DVD training. A three (3) day notice is required to reserve training videos or DVDs. A training examination is provided with each video or DVD. Once the video/DVD and examination are completed and returned to Children’s Services Division, a Certificate of Completion will be provided to the caregiver or student. A maximum of 8 hours of required training may be completed by using the Video/DVD Training Library.

    Medi- Cal
  • Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)
  • County Service Referral Listing (English) - (Spanish)
  • Independent Living Program Resource Guide
    In an effort to prepare foster youth to successfully transition from foster care to adulthood, the Independent Living Program has created a resource directory with Education, Permanency, Employment and Health and Safety information.

County Foster Parent Forms
Non-Related / Relative Caregiver Forms

Placement Packet Inventory Sheet

To receive a packet by mail, please call 1-800-665-KIDS (5437)

Documents to Review with Caregiver
PUB 132 The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law (Eng. & Span.)
PUB 395 You Have Rights Too!
PUB 13 Your Rights under California Welfare Programs (Eng. & Span.)
JV-290 Caregiver Information Form
PUB 183 Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program (Eng.)
PUB 184 Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program (Span.)
PM 357 CHDP Referral
N/A JDP and CASA Case Manager Email and Telephone List

 

Additional Items for Caregivers
Birth Certificate
Medical Card (i.e. Medi-Cal or personal insurance)
Health & Education Passport
Immunization Card
Social Security Card
Medication currently required

 

Agreements
SOC 156 Agency-Foster Parent(s) Agreement
SOC 154 Agency-Group Home Agreement

 

Relative/NREFM Placement Information
BCII 8016 Request for Live Scan Services (Carbonized Set of 3)
SOC 815 Approval of Family Caregiver Home
SOC 817 Checklist of Health and Safety Standards for Approval of Family Caregiver Home
SOC 818 Relative or NREFM Caregiver Assessment

DPSS 750A

 Affidavit of Relatedness

 

Ice Breakers

  • The Ice Breakers “break the ice” and begin the process of building a relationship between the birth parents, foster parents, social workers, and children. (English) - (Spanish)

Team Decision Making

  • A Team Decision Making (TDM) meeting brings together people who are interested in and care about the family. A TDM meeting is held to ensure that the best possible decisions are made regarding the child’s safety and placement. (English) - (Spanish)
  • JV-290 & Instructions
  • Visitation Evaluation

Regional Center Rate Supplemental Request

  • State law authorizes a supplement to the rate for dual agency child three years of age and older receiving AFDC-FC or AAP benefits upon determination that the dual agency child has extraordinary care and supervision needs that cannot be met by the $2006 rate. If you are eligible and would like to request a supplement to your existing rate please contact Ayantu Negash at (951) 358-7771.

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