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:
December 04, 2017 6:00-9:00pm

• Wednesdays:
December 13, 2017 6:00-9:00pm

• Tuesdays:
January 02, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
February 06, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
March 06, 2018 6:00-9:00pm

• Tuesdays (Spanish):
January 16, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
February 20, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
March 20, 2018 6:00-9:00pm


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

• Thursdays:
December 28, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
February 22, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
March 22, 2018 6:00-9:00pm

Santa Barbara

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

• Tuesdays:
December 12, 2017 6:00-9:00pm
January 09, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
February 13, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
March 13, 2018 6:00-9:00pm

• Thursdays (Spanish):
January 18, 2018 6:00-9:00pm
February 15 2018 6:00-9:00pm
March 15, 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 Orientations are offered in English only. Please contact Leticia Alvarez to arrange for orientations in another language.

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