Helpful Guides

Permanency Guides:

Alameda County Social Services (ACSSA)’s Guide For Permanency Options for Youth 2018: This document includes updated information about options available to children, youth and young adults for extended foster care at age 18, under the California Fostering Connections to Success Act AB12. It serves as a great resource for many audiences.

Permanency Guide Chart: This document is in chart format and is a comparison of financial benefits for adoption, legal guardianship and foster care.

Resource Family and Resource Parent Information

ACSSA’s Guide to Becoming a Resource Parent or Family: This document describes what is involved in becoming a Resource family or parent, the difference between the two and has training and orientation dates.

Pre-Placement Questions: List of questions to consider asking prior to accepting a new placement.

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