Resource Family Training

Resource Parents complete 21 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.

Next Steps for Becoming a Resource Family

Step 1: Attend Resource Family Orientation.

Step 2: Complete Resource Family Application. Including Well exam/physical and TB Test.

Step 3: Schedule In-Home Meeting. Including home environment inspection and fingerprint/background check.

Step 4: Complete Resource Family Approval Training Series. The training will also include CPR and First-Aid certification.

Step 5: Complete Comprehensive Resource Family Assessment

Training dates, times and locations are below.

Resource Family Orientations

Interested in having a child placed with you through Foster Care, Relative Placement or Adoption?
Your first step is to attend one of these Resource Family Orientation sessions.
During these orientations the process will be explained and applications will be distributed to attendees.
No registration necessary to attend.

Santa Maria

2125 S. Centerpointe Parkway,
Cornerstone Room

Santa Maria, CA 93454

• Mondays:
October 02, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
November 06, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
December 04, 2017 6:00-9:00pm

• Wednesdays:
October 11, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
November 08, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
December 13, 2017 6:00-9:00pm


Department of Social Services
1100 W. Laurel Ave
Lompoc, CA 93436

• Thursdays:
October 26, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
November 30, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
December 28, 2017 6:00-9:00pm

Santa Barbara

Department of Social Services
234 Camino Del Remedio
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

• Tuesdays:
October 10, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
November 14, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
December 12, 2017 6:00-9:00pm

• Thursdays:
October 19, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
November 16, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
December 21, 2017 6:00-9:00pm

If you have questions about the new Resource Family Approval process, please contact Leticia Alvarez at (805) 681-4542 or Orientations are offered in English only. Please contact Leticia Alvarez to arrange for orientations in another language.

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