Bakersfield (Main Office)
100 E California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 631-6000
(661) 631-6200 (TTY)

Foster Families / Foster Parenting

Becoming a Foster Parent


Orientation Dates
To register for an RFA orientation click on the link below:
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Families Formed With Love Orientation Online
(requires Microsoft PowerPoint or free viewer)

Orientación en línea RFA
(Microsoft PowerPoint es necesario)

Relative Caregiver Information

"The Gibson Family Story"

Resource Family Guide

Resource Family Guide to Services 2019
Guía de Servicios Para Familias de Apoyo 2019

To register for pre-service training or annual in-service training, please contact Bakersfield College at (661) 395-4991.

Resource Family Support Team Newsletter

 March-April 2019  (782 KB)
 January-February 2019  (173 KB)
 November-December 2018  (922 KB)
 September-October 2018  (180 KB)
 July-August 2018  (243 KB)
 May-June 2018  (249 KB)
 Spring 2018  (3.4 MB)

 Back Issues...

Fostering Families Today

 November-December 2018  (3,932 KB)


"See Me" Foster Care
30 seconds
"See Me" Probation Youth
30 seconds
Families Formed With Love PSA
30 seconds
Families Formed With Love PSA
2 minutes
Familias Formadas Con Amor PSA
30 seconds
Familias Formadas Con Amor PSA
2 minutes

Calendar of Events

APRIL 2019

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Click for info on our Interactive Voice Response System   Interactive Voice Response System
  Automated Services by Phone
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Click for info on reporting Child Abuse   Report


DHS News

Families Formed With Love  Become a Resource
 Foster Family

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Orientation held for potential foster care families - Eyewitness News

Safely Surrendered Baby Law  English PSA 1 2
 Spanish PSA 1 2
 Press Release

JobFest  2019 dates
 Press Release

Heart Gallery logo

  Heart Gallery of America

Healthy Choices Healthy Choices
 your access point to guidance
 on food and nutrition

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Public Service Announcements:
 Child Abuse  Child Abuse Prevention  Pool Safety
 "Who is watching your child?"
 Opportunities, Options, Empowerment
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 Kern Partnership for Children and Families PSA  1  2

Project 180
 Info  Interagency referral form
 Project 180 (KCSOS)  Garden Pathways (Facebook)
 Stay Focused  Teen Challenge  CAP-K

My voice. My choice. My vote. Election information.   Kern County Elections
  Voting Process
  Election Information


Foster Family News

Bakersfield College
Bakersfield College Foster and
Kinship Care Education Program

Educational Rights for Foster Youth Brochure

Misc Links

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Mental Health Information Resource Directory:
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