Community Programs and Services
Virtual Resource Fair (Includes Resources available to foster youth and families)
The Department of Family & Children's Services, in partnership with the Behavioral Health Department - Katie A. Program, hosted a virtual resource fair highlighting over 50 agencies. This event provides community resources that support families and youth. The resource fair was held in 4 sessions on a Zoom platform. Session video recordings/flyers are available for each session: Behavioral Health (flyers, video), Family Advocacy (flyers, video), Education/Developmental/Medical/Teens (flyer, video), Safety Net (flyer, video).
Safe, Secure and Loved-Resilient Families Program®
A six-week, community led parent education class for parents/caregivers of children 0-3. Classes are 90 minutes each using group discussions, games, crafts, mindfulness and self-compassion practices. The focus is on strengthening parental sensitivity and empathy and gaining a better understanding of what babies and toddlers need for healthy social-emotional and cognitive development. The program is a partnership with Santa Clara University and Sacred Heart Community Services to promote the 5 Protective Factors. Please contact Sacred Heart for more information concerning class schedules and how to register.
Resilient Families flyer (English and Spanish)
Be Strong Families, Parent Cafes®
Parent Cafes are physically and emotionally safe spaces where parents and caregivers talk about the challenges and victories of raising a family. Through individual deep self-reflection and peer-to-peer learning, participants explore their strengths, learn about the Protective Factors, and create strategies from their own wisdom and experiences to help strengthen their families. CafÃ©s are provided in partnership with Rebekah Children's Services, SOMOS Mayfair, ICAN and Catholic Charities of Santa Clara Valley. Please contact participating agencies for more information concerning class schedules and how to register.
Be Strong Families, Parent Cafes flyer (English and Spanish)
New Hope for Youth (NHFY)
Prevention & Early Intervention Services for youth (ages 13-24 living in San Jose/South County) at risk of Juvenile Probation or currently involved in living a high-risk lifestyle. Services include case management, individualized coaching, pro-social activities, conflict mediation, crisis intervention, psychoeducation, mentoring, parent education and support services. For more information contact New Hope for Youth.
New Hope for Youth flyer (English and Spanish)
Mandated Reporter Training
The Santa Clara County Department of Family Children's Services in partnership with Seneca Family of Agencies provides FREE, on demand and monthly Mandated Reporter trainings (virtual/in-person) in English or Spanish. The Mandated Reporter Training is 3 hours, available for Santa Clara County Mandated Reporters only and CEU's are provided.
Agencies may also request to host separately, please contact
SantaClaraMRT@senecacenter.org or call (510) 654-4004 for further information.
Check out the Child Mandated Reporter 3- CEs-General Info Flyer concerning the classes or register here and choose "Eligible Participant" to scroll for class times/dates.
For updated schedule and more information on mandated reporting, visit our Mandated Reporting page.