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  Please talk to your California State social worker,  

   because foster children are entitled to:  

*A clothing allowance twice a year


*Discount on California Drivers License 

*A personal computer for a college or university valued up to $1,500

*Two years of community college

*Coverage of extracurricular activities including travel



Most states have similar programs.

Please contact your local social worker for more information.

 Parent and Child Organizations/ Informational Resources 

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

Children's Defense Fund

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare League of America

Promising Practices Network

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Head Start Association

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families

Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families 

 Policy and Research Centers 

Center for the Future of Children

Chapin Hall Center for Children

Child Trends

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

Early Intervention Research Institute

Harvard Family Research Project

Home Visiting Campaign Project

Home Visiting Campaign Project- Model Policy Framework​

Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE)

Mathematica Policy Research

MDRD Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation

National Center for Children in Poverty

Pew Research Center


Research Connections

Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA)

Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

 Resources for Home Visitors 

The California Evidence-Based Clearing House

Educational Productions

The National Center on Family Homelessness

The New Social Worker Online

Sage Publications

Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting

Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families


Child Development Media

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)


Child and Family Teams (CFTs)

Kinship Care

Approved Relative Caregiver (ARC) Funding Option Program

Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment Program (Kin-Gap)

Kinship Support Services Program (KSSP)

Specialized Care

Resource Family Approval Program (RFA)

California Wraparound Services

Pathways to Well-Being (Katie A.)

Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)

Foster Care Audits & Rates



 Transition Age Youth 

Resources for Transition Age Youth with Disabilities

AB 12 Extended Foster Care Program and Benefits

Independent Living Program (ILP)

Transitional Housing Programs for Current and Former Foster Youth

Chafee Educational and Training Vouchers Program (ETV)

National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD)

Transition Age Youth Conference 2019




Child and Family Teams (CFTs)

Quality Improvement Project (Psychotropic Medication)

Healthy Sexual Development Project

Continuum of Care Reform (CCR)

California Foster Youth Education Resource Hub

Title IV-E Waiver California Well-Being Project

Foster Parent Recruitment, Retention, and Support Funding Opportunity (FPRRS)



 Resources & Information 

Foster Youth Wellness Website

Foster Care and Adoptive Resource Families Recruitment and Training

Foster Care Education Travel Reimbursement Brochure

Senate Bill 1064 -The Reuniting Immigrant Families Act

Foster Family Home Licensing Contacts/State

Foster Family Agencies

Group Homes

Multiethnic Placement Act and Interethnic Adoption Provisions (MEPA-IEP)

Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care – County Contacts

Public Health Nurse Standards of Practice Manual

Public Health Nurse Standards of Practice Addendum



 For Additional Information 

Foster Care Support Services Bureau

744 P Street, MS 8-13-78

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 651-7465


Contact Your County

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