RFA Orientation Sessions
Resource Family Approvals — Also known as RFA — is a method of certifying care providers for the care and supervision of children, youth, and non-minor dependents (NMD) in the foster care system. Attend an Orientation Session to learn more. See here for more information on our 2018 Orientation Schedule.
Pre-Approval Training – English
Every applicant and co-applicant applying to be a resource family must complete the required pre-service trainings before being approved.
RFA PreService 12 Hour Approval Training
|3/3/18||RFA Pre-Service: Child Welfare Overview||9:00am – 12:00pm||3||3801 3rd St San Francisco|
|3/3/18||RFA Pre-Service: Understanding Your Role||12:30pm – 3:30pm||3||3801 3rd St San Francisco|
|3/10/18||RFA Pre-Service: Developmental Needs||9:00am – 12:00pm||3||3801 3rd St San Francisco|
|3/10/18||RFA Pre-Service: Positive Parenting & Psych Meds||12:30pm – 3:30 pm||3||3801 3rd St San Francisco|
|4/3/18||RFA Pre-Service: Child Welfare Overview||5:30pm – 8:30pm||3||3801 3rd St San Francisco|
|4/5/18||RFA Pre-Service: Understanding Your Role||5:30pm – 8:30pm||3||3801 3rd St San Francisco|
|4/10/18||RFA Pre-Service: Developmental Needs||5:30pm – 8:30pm||3||3801 3rd St San Francisco|
|4/12/18||RFA Pre-Service: Positive Parenting & Psych Meds||5:30pm – 8:30pm||3||3801 3rd St San Francisco|
Pre-Approval Training – Spanish
|July 2017||July 29th||9AM-3:30PM|
|August 2017||August 5th||9AM-3:30PM|
|September 2017||September 9th, 16th||9AM-3:30PM|
|November 2017||November 4th, 11th||9AM-3:30PM|
CPR/ First Aid Training
Trainings for Caregivers of Children Aged 0-3
If you intend to care for a child aged 0-3, you will need the following additional training before you are approved.
The following are advanced trainings that resource families can attend to continue their learning and to earn training hours for their annual renewal.