Resource Family Approval
|The Resource Family Approval (RFA) Program is a family-friendly and child-centered caregiver approval process that combines and replaces elements of the old foster parent licensing, relative approval, and approvals for adoption and guardianship processes. Resource Families provide placement for children, youth, and young adults (non-minor dependents from 18-21 years old) who are under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, or otherwise in the care of a county child welfare agency or probation department.|
The mission of Tuolumne County Foster Care is simple: “Our Kids, Our Community, Our Team.” Tuolumne County Resource Families are given the unique opportunity to support the children and families in our community. By allowing our children to stay locally, each child is given the opportunity to continue attending his or her school, maintain social and familial relationships, and thrive in familiar surroundings at a time when his or her life is uncertain. As a full partner in the Foster Care Team, the Resource Family plays a vital role in the success of a child.
Our kids need you. Will you join our team?
Resource Family Role
|Resource Family Requirements|
To become an approved Resource Family with the Tuolumne County Department of Social Services, applicants must:
Start your RFA journey online by clicking on the Binti link below.
RFA Pre-Approval Training
If you have already completed an RFA Orientation and are ready to begin RFA Pre-Approval Training, please contact RFA Social Worker, Erika Imbesi Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org or FKCE Program Specialist, Danielle Brouillette at email@example.com or (209) 588-5169 for more information and to sign up.
RFA Annual Post-Approval Training
QPI California "Just in Time" Video Library **Unlike Foster Parent College, we do not have access to your progress on these courses. You must download any completed certificates and provide them to your RFA Social Worker in order to receive post-approval training credit.
Additional Columbia College ResourcesGED Classes
Life Strategies Class Schedule
Social Services Supervisor, Rachel Sargent: firstname.lastname@example.org
RFA Social Worker, Erika Imbesi Burton: email@example.com
RFA Social Worker, Aubrey Walker-Love: firstname.lastname@example.org
RFA Social Worker, Kyle Medeiros: email@example.com
Contact the entire RFA Team at RFA@co.tuolumne.ca.us.