Let Your Life Be An Inspiration
The Alameda County Foster Parent Association is a Chapter of California State Foster Parent Association. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering, supporting, educating and advocating for Licensed Foster Parents, Relative and Non-relative caregivers and adoptive families throughout Alameda County.
Our Mission is to help ensure consistent, safe, quality care for children in need of out-of-home placement.
COVID-19 Impact on Families and Helpful Resources
Our lives have changed drastically with the Coronavirus scare recently. We have to Shelter at Home, keep 6 feet away from each other and, as a friend recently joked, “shake hands with our elbows”. But seriously, these are trying times and we so appreciate your continued dedication to the children in your care.
Below are some resources that might be helpful as you work to keep your kids and families engaged and in good health:
510.families: There is lots of great information on this website about how to talk to kids about the virus and online free events for kids and families.
Twiniversity: This website has an extensive round up of free online educational programs.
Family Paths: This is a great program that provides parent education and support services for all families in Alameda County. They also offer a free, anonymous Parenting Stress Helpline that can be reached at 1-800-829-3777.
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Deal with the Coronavirus Disease 2019: This resource helps parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak can affect the family and offers ways to cope.
Please keep in close touch with your Licensing and Primary Care Workers and don’t hesitate to reach out to your County Parent Advocate, Demitruis Simms, if you have any general questions. His email is DSims@acgov.org and phone is 510-780-8946.
We are grateful for your continued dedication to the kids and youngsters that need you right now. Be well…
- March Membership Meeting CancelledHello Team, In light of the declared national emergency with regards to the pandemic spreading of the Coronavirus and in major consideration of our members, trainers and children, our monthly Membership/Training meeting for March has been cancelled.Continue reading “Alameda County Foster Parent Association”
- Scholarship Applications Being Accepted NowThe ACFPA is accepting applications for Enrichment and Academic Scholarships from January 1- March 15, 2020. Notification will be sent to applicants on April 1st. We have been blessed to receive donations and grants that must beContinue reading “Alameda County Foster Parent Association”
RFA Caregiver Social Media Policy
As Resource Families we are required to protect the confidentiality of Children in Care. This includes posting information and pictures on social media platforms. Please review the attached confidentiality policy and ensure compliance with this requirement.
Join us at our meetings
We would love to see you at our monthly ACFPA meetings on the 4th Monday of every month at 6:00 pm. We meet at the First Presbyterian Church of Castro Valley, 2490 Grove Way, Castro Valley. Check our Events calendar for the exact dates and details.
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