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Foster Care/Adoption

CUESTA COLLEGE FOSTER & KINSHIP CARE EDUCATION PROGRAM

DATES: Ongoing parenting classes for Foster Parents
TUITION: free
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.

FAMILY CARE NETWORK

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
-Family Support
-Transitional Housing
-Prevention and Early Intervention
-Community-Linked

For more information visit: http://www.fcni.org/

KINSHIP CENTER CHILDREN’S CLINIC, TEMPLETON

Kinship Center Children’s Clinic (a Member of Seneca Family of Agencies)
Services Provided: Mental health services for children and families. The  Children’s Clinic is staffed with licensed therapist 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: 71 Main Street, Templeton
(805) 434-2449
www.kinshipcenter.org
www.senecacenter.org

SLO COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

The San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services is a full service adoption agency licensed by the State of California. They place children with a variety of needs from ages 0-18 for adoption. SLO County Department of Social Services also offers post adoption services including referrals to community partners, a mentor program, support groups, ongoing trainings, respite care and coordination with the Adoption Assistance Program.

Process to becoming a foster to adoptive parent:

  • If you would like to learn more about the process to become a Foster to Adoption parent, please call Arya Jones at 781-1819 or 781-1705.
  • Attend an Information Outreach Session to help gather more information and have the opportunity to talk with a foster/adoptive parent and youth in Foster Care.
  • You can begin attending the PRIDE classes offered through Cuesta College. This training is designed to prepare parents to care for children in Foster Care and is required for all prospective parents. To enroll in the next session, see the enclosed calendar.
    Call (805) 781-1713 to enroll!
    This is the first step towards becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent!

Schedule for PRIDE classes at Cuesta College: PRIDE Schedule
Or for more information visit: http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/dss/Adoptions.htm

SLO COUNTY FOSTER PARENT ASSOCIATION

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/