Child Welfare and Foster Care

How to Become a Resource Parent in California

By Alternative Family Services / July 2, 2021
How to Become a Resource Parent in California: The 5 Key Steps To Becoming a Foster or Fost-Adopt Parent in California​

The 5 Key Steps To Becoming a Foster or Fost-Adopt Parent in California​ Steps on How to Become a Resource Parent in California How to Become a Resource Parent in…

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What Makes the AFS San Francisco Emergency Placement Program Unique?

By Alternative Family Services / June 29, 2021
About AFS SF Emergency Placement Program

AFS partners with the City and County of San Francisco to run their Emergency Placement Program (EPP) that provides 24/7 on-call emergency care to San Francisco County children and teens 18 years…

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How to Support the Education Needs of Transition Age Youth

By Alternative Family Services / June 15, 2021
TAY Youth Education

As compared to other young adults, transition age youth (TAY) who have or will soon emancipate from foster care face enormous challenges, including how to pursue their educational needs.   Many…

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35 Foster Youth Homelessness Statistics You Should Know

By Alternative Family Services / May 25, 2021
Foster Youth Homelessness Statistics You Should Know

Here are some key foster youth homelessness statistics that reflects upon youth in foster care who experience homelessness.  National Foster Youth Homelessness Statistics  1. In the first four years after…

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How Foster Care Works From Start To Finish

By Alternative Family Services / May 20, 2021
How Foster Care Works from Start to Finish

Here is an overview of how the foster care process works here in California, highlighting the main steps of foster care from removal to reunification, adoption, long-term care or emancipation.…

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Foster Youth Education in California: What You Need to Know

By Alternative Family Services / July 2, 2020
Fostering a child

Today, the state of foster youth education in the United States, including in California, is substandard. But, there are ways all of us can help children and youth in foster care get the education they deserve. By investing…

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