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RFA Training: Four Day Training February 26 & 27, March 19 &20

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February Dates: 3433 S. Higuera St., Rm. 101, San Luis Obispo, CA

March Dates: 234 Camino del Remedio, Rms. A&B, Santa Barbara, CA

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The purpose of the Resource Family Approval Program is to implement a unified, family-friendly, and child-centered resource family approval process to replace the existing multiple processes for licensing foster family homes and approving relatives and non-relative extended family members as foster care providers, and approving families for legal guardianship or adoption. The RFA Program will eliminate duplication, coordinate approval standards, and provide a comprehensive assessment of all families. A Resource Family shall be considered eligible to provide foster care for related and unrelated children in out-of-home placement, shall be considered and approved for adoption or guardianship, and shall not have to undergo any additional approval or licensure.

This training is intended to be delivered as written by a co-training team comprised of two trainers with knowledge and experience with CWS and the approval process. This training is geared toward training Child Welfare staff who will be working within the county’s RFA Program. The training weaves together the basic components and skills required to do the practice of RFA. The following key content areas will be addressed in the instructor-led four days and the prerequisite eLearning;


  • Overview
  • Background and History
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Implementation
  • Focus on Permanency
  • Introduction to the Written Directives
  • Application Process
  • Application Requirements
  • Assessing the Resource Family
  • Comprehensive Assessment Components
  • Home Environment Assessment
  • Background Checks Assessment
  • Permanency Assessment
  • Child Trauma
  • Comprehensive Assessment Process: Family Evaluation
  • The Written Report
  • Emergency or Pre-Approval Placement
  • Pre-Approval Training
  • Approving the Resource Family
  • Out of County Jurisdiction
  • Annual Update
  • Rescinding Approval
  • Post-Approval Activities
  • Child’s Personal Rights
  • Complaints
  • Post-Investigation Activities and Cross Reporting
  • Administrative Actions
  • Statement of Facts
  • Practicing Cultural Humility
  • Teaming and Collaboration
  • Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standards

For more information please contact:

Kate Acosta (559) 240-7701


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February Dates: 3433 S. Higuera St., Rm. 101, San Luis Obispo, CA

March Dates: 234 Camino del Remedio, Rms. A&B, Santa Barbara, CA

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