Preparation for foster, adoptive and kinship care providers. An 8-session orientation and training series to help prospective and caring families with the protection and nurturance of children in their care. Offered in English and Spanish throughout Santa Clara County.
Topics include: An overview of the child protective system, the effects of child abuse and neglect on child development, positive discipline and the importance of self-esteem, and health issues and services available to children in care.
Classes, workshops and trainings for foster, adoptive and kinship care
providers offered after initial Pre-Service Training.
Independant Living Program (ILP)
Education and training for foster youth (ages 16 - 21), foster parents, kinship and relative care providers, Foster family agencies, group home staff and other care professionals working with foster teens. The goal of the ILP program is to more effectively prepare foster youth for living independantly after their emancipation from the Foster Care System at age 18.
Program of classes