What is a Resource Family?
Resource Family is the term California applies to all families who provide care for children in foster care. Resource families include individuals, couples and families. They may be related to the child, have a familiar or mentoring relationship with the child, or no previous relationship with the child. The term Resource Family describes all types of caregivers, rather than the various terms you may also be familiar with: Foster Parent, Foster-Adopt Parent, Relative, or Non-Related Extended Family Member.
Resource Family Approval is the State of California process that an adult, relative, family friend or foster-adopt family completes to be certified/licensed to provide a caring home for foster children and youth.
In partnership with the County of Sonoma, the Child Parent Institute offers Resource Family Pre-Service Trainings: mandatory training modules that need to be completed before resource families are approved to foster children.
Resource Families at CPI
Resource Families can take classes at CPI free of charge!
Click here to view our current class schedule.
Registration for classes must be made in person or over the phone. Please call (707) 585-6108 x1240 or visit the Child Parent Institute at 3642 Standish Avenue in Santa Rosa and identify yourself as a resource parent at the time of registration.