Resource Parents complete 12 hours of pre-service training. Pre-service training is designed to so that a Resource Family can learn to meet the needs of children in foster care, and to be a member of the Child Welfare Services Team working to meet the needs of the child.
Youth in foster care all have one thing in common: They all need families to love and support them. Our County. Our Kids, a program of Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services, relies on resource families who are ready for the life-changing experience of helping to nurture and heal a child who needs a place to call home.
If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a foster youth and learning more about the many ways of becoming a resource for local foster children and youth, you have the opportunity to attend a Resource Family Orientation meeting.
Fill out the below form to receive information on becoming a resource parent.
If you have questions about the new Resource Family Approval process, please contact Leticia Alvarez at (805) 681-4542 or email@example.com. Orientations are offered in English only. Please contact Leticia Alvarez to arrange for orientations in another language.