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Support & Assistance - Foster Parent Recruitment

Last modified: 3/20/2013 11:45 AM
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Santa Clara County is recruiting foster adoptive/resource families to provide a stable and supportive home for a child in need. Licensed foster adoptive/resource families have access to a wide range of support services including:

Compensation - Foster/Resource Parents are reimbursed for the child's basic needs. 

Respite - This is a service for the Foster/Resource Parents who may need a short-term placement for up to 72 hours for various reasons: family emergencies, work related issues or problems within the home.  Respite care is provided annually up to 200 hours.

Training - Foster/Resource Parents will have 27 hours of training not including the required CPR, First Aid, before the placement of children in their home. In-service trainings are offered to help the foster adoptive/resource families meet the needs of the children placed in the home. A few examples of training are crisis intervention, substance abuse issues and stages of development, behavior and positive discipline. 

Training provided by West Valley/Evergreen Community Colleges.

Other services/resources include

  • Santa Clara County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association( SCCFAPA)
  • Resource Family Support Team
  • Relative Family Support Team
  • Advocacy and support services
  • Support Groups
  • Mentor program services
  • Child care for working parents
  • Ongoing workshops and speakers
  • Holiday gifts and events for the children in their care
  • Multi-lingual support and services-Spanish, Vietnamese, and English