Ten Questions Adoptive Parents Ask:
Helpful insights and practical advice in response to questions that are commonly asked by foster and adoptive parents can be found HERE.
Aspiranet is a social services agency that provides foster care and adoption services throughout the state of California. For more information visit their website here: HERE
Foster and Kinship Care Education is supported by state categorical funding, SLOCCCD offers workshops that provide licensing and continuing education for foster families and relative caregivers
DATES: Ongoing parenting classes for Foster Parents
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Priority will be given to Foster or Adoptive Parents and Kinship Caregivers
CONTACT: Call Mimi Feliciano-Hix (805) 546-3156 for the class schedule and reservations.
Visit their FaceBook page for recent information: HERE
Ongoing resource training calendar for December 2018: Found Here
The Family Care Network serves foster and high-needs children, youth and families on the Central Coast. Our partners, including individual volunteers, families and organizations, are dedicated to a sole purpose of improving the quality of life of others by surrounding them with compassionate assistance, care and guidance. The Family Care Network operates 17 distinct, accredited programs designed to strengthen and preserve families and individuals within five service divisions:
-Therapeutic Foster Care
-Prevention and Early Intervention
For more information visit: http://www.fcni.org/
Location: 1255 Kendall Rd San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
SLO CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC, ATASCADERO
Services Provided: Mental health services for children and families. The Children’s Clinic is staffed with licensed therapists who provide individual, family, and group counseling to children up to age 21 and their families. Families served in the Clinic have an array of presenting issues, including: adjustment to adoption or permanence, attachment difficulties, anxiety and depression, grief, attention deficit disorder, behavioral symptoms, family conflict, questions surrounding identity, sensory integration deficits.
Contact Information: Seneca 6850 Morro Road, Atascadero 93422
The Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) is a benefit program designed to meet an adopted child’s needs up to age 18. In some instances, this benefit can be extended up to the age of 21. This program includes a monthly financial stipend, medical insurance through Medi-Cal, and a one-time reimbursement of non-recurring adoption expenses (up to $400 per child).
Or for more information on adoption services provided by Social Services of SLO county visit: HERE & scroll to bottom for “SLO Social Services-Higuera” for local information–contact information below.
Monday – Friday 8-5
3433 South Higuera San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Tel: (805) 781-1600
Our mission is to support, advocate for, and educate foster parents and their families, as well as, to promote cultural and social awareness of foster families. The SLOCFPA provides a means to plug into a network of new and experienced foster parents that can help support and guide you through your foster parenting experience. We believe that by coming together and pooling our knowledge and resources, we, as foster parents, become better equipped to deal with the challenges we meet every day.
For more information visit: http://www.slocfpa.org/