Families Uniting Families “Foster Family Agency” program (FFA) is licensed by the State of California (LIC# 197804605) to recruit, certify, and provide supportive services for children who are under the protection of the child welfare system for situations involving child abuse and/or neglect.
The majority of these children have been exposed to violence and trauma.The needs these children present with are far more complex and dangerous than one finds in the general population.Because of this, we advocate and provide a high degree of quality care. We monitor the care, developmental, psychological, social and educational progress of each minor and we create treatment plans that are utilized in collaboration with foster parents, schools and other providers.
Families Uniting Families provides clinical case management support services, which include:
- Conducting initial and on-going child safety and needs assessments
- Facilitating and ensuring medical and dental health
- Supporting social, emotional and behavioral development
- Securing academic stabilization and educational advocacy
- Supporting and facilitating family visitation
- Conducting treatment groups to address the unique challenges faced by children who reside in a foster care living situation (when permitting)
- Ensuring extra-curricular activity involvement
- Steering emancipation readiness (youth 14 to 21 years old)
- Accessing collateral support services (i.e. drug/alcohol programs, housing, job readiness/preparation, and education)
- Providing access to an educational library (DVDs and training materials)
Our Foster Care Social Workers (FCSWs) meet with the children placed into a resource/foster parent’s home on an on-going basis in order to ensure their safety, stability, and general well being needs are attended to. Our agency social workers will work with you and the children placed into your care to support their continuous positive development. All FCSWs are supported by a cadre within the agency that includes: Program Assistants, Supervising Social Workers, Educational Liaisons, BSW & MSW Case Management Interns, and a Foster Care Program Administrator that will work in conjunction with you and the child to ensure the best possible outcome for the duration of the child’s placement under your care.
Our professional social workers are trained in the following treatment modalities for their work with the children and families:
- Motivational Interviewing
- Seeking Safety
- Trauma informed strategies
- Therapeutic breathing
- Therapeutic drumming
- Supporting Father Involvement (SFI)
Families Uniting Families employs the notion of “teaming” with our partners to ensure that we are working in collaboration for unified and successful outcomes. Families Uniting Families also identifies, measures, and assesses specific outcome goals based on federal and national standards regarding safety, well being and permanency to ensure the highest quality of standards on behalf of our community.
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