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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

1st Tuesdays
June 5, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
July 3, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
August 7, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
September 4, 2018 6:00-9:00pm

3rd Tuesdays (Spanish)
May 15, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
June 19, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
July 17, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
August 21, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
September 18, 2018 6:00-9:00pm


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

4th Thursdays
May 24, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
June 28, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
July 26, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
August 23, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
September 27, 2018 6:00-9:00pm

Santa Barbara

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

2nd Tuesdays
June 12, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
July 10, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
August 14, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
September 11, 2018 6:00-9:00p

3rd Thursdays (Spanish)
May 17, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
June 21, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
July 19, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
August 16, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
September 20, 2018 6:00-9:00pm

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

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