Topic: Resource Parent Recruitment and Training
Why was Resource Parent Recruitment and Training chosen as a topic by the Advisory Committee? (Click for Answer)
Resource Parent Training and Recruitment was chosen by the Advisory Committee because child welfare relies on foster/resource families and relatives to care for children who have been removed from the homes of their parent(s) or guardian due to abuse and/or neglect. At a time, when many counties and states are finding an increase in the needs for families for foster children, there is a declining pool of families available. Without a sufficient pool of families available for placement, it is difficult to match a child's needs to a family who can provide for a child's particular needs and issues. Placement becomes an exercise in finding a bed for a child rather than finding a family that is trained and given the necessary support to care for children that have special needs due to the abuse or neglect they have experienced. The need to increase the pool of trained families for foster children is important for the field of child welfare. The Advisory Committee is interested in finding innovative and evidence-based strategies that have been effective in the recruitment, training, and support of families that care for foster children. Counties have used traditional methods for finding these resource families and need new strategies for finding and supporting foster/resource families.
Linkages Project Director
Child and Family Policy
Institute of California
Programs in this topic area
Here are your search results for programs in the area of Resource Parent Recruitment and Training:
The programs listed below have been reviewed by the CEBC and, if appropriate, been rated using the Scientific Rating Scale.
Programs with a Scientific Rating of 2 - Supported by Research Evidence:
Programs with a Scientific Rating of 3 - Promising Research Evidence:
- FosterParentCollege.com® (FPC) – detailed viewTopics: Resource Parent Recruitment and TrainingFoster, adoptive, and kinship parents, as well as social workers and other professionals who work with resource parents.
- KEEP (Keeping Foster and Kin Parents Supported and Trained) – detailed viewTopics: Placement Stabilization, Resource Parent Recruitment and TrainingCaregivers of children 4 to 12 years of age in foster or kinship care placements.
- Neighbor to Family Sibling Foster Care Model – detailed view
[Neighbor to Neighbor]Topics: Placement Stabilization, Resource Parent Recruitment and TrainingSibling groups of 2 or more children from infancy through seventeen years of age who are in the custody of the ...
Programs with a Scientific Rating of NR - Not able to be Rated:
- Fundamentals of Foster and Adoptive Parenting – detailed viewTopics: Resource Parent Recruitment and TrainingProspective foster and adoptive parents and kinship providers.
- Parents as Tender Healers (PATH) – non-responderTopics: Placement Stabilization, Resource Parent Recruitment and Training
- Partnering for Safety and Permanence - Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (PS-MAPP) – detailed viewTopics: Placement Stabilization, Resource Parent Recruitment and TrainingProspective foster and adoptive families in both public and private agencies.
- PRIDE – detailed viewTopics: Placement Stabilization, Resource Parent Recruitment and TrainingProspective foster and adoptive parents; and experienced foster parents.