Training – Prior to approval, Resource (foster) Parents will participate in 27 hours of training not including the required CPR, First Aid. After approval, In-service trainings are offered to help the resource (foster) families meet the needs of the children/youth placed in the home and meet the State mandate of 8 hours of annual continuing education. A few examples of training are crisis intervention, substance abuse issues, stages of development, behavior and positive discipline. Training is provided by West Valley Community Colleges.
Santa Clara County Kinship, Foster and Adoptive Parent Association (KAFPA) has an array of supportive services including: