Requirements to Become a Resource Family
Training is provided every Thursday from 3:00 pm to 6:00pm at the Corporate Office:
A New Beginning Foster Family Agency
15729 Main Street Hesperia, CA 92345
Individual training may be arranged by appointment only.
Anyone 18 and over may apply to become a Resource Family with A New Beginning Foster Family Agency regardless of gender, race, religion, political affiliation, handicap, marital status or sexual orientation.
Step 1: Orientation/Training
Prospective Applicants will get information regarding the types of foster children placed, and the responsibilities of the Approved Resource Family
Step 2: Application Materials
Prospective Applicants will be provided with the application and information needed to complete the process.
Step 3: Home Inspection
The Home Inspection will be arranged according to the Prospective Applicant's schedule. It will consist of a visit by an Agency Social Worker to the home. If it is determined that the home does not meet the Compliance Regulations at the time of the inspection, a follow-up date will be set to allow the Prospective Applicant time to correct deficiencies found.
Step 4: Family Evaluation
Once all of the above steps are completed, an Agency Social Worker will meet with the Prospective Applicant and all family members who reside in the home to conduct a face to face interview. A written report will then be completed and submitted to the County's Central Placement Unit for final approval.
Once the Prospective Applicant has become Resource Family Approved, the home will be eligible to have placement of foster children.
The Intake Department will contact the Resource Family and provide as much known information regarding the foster child in need of placement. If the Resource Family accepts, the Agency will make arrangements with the County's Central Placement Unit.
Placement calls come in 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is imperative that all Approved Resource Families answer their phone when the Intake Department calls.
Agency Social Workers
Agency Social Workers are the cornerstone in supporting A New Beginning Foster Family Agency’s Resource Families. The Agency Social Workers have weekly face to face visits with the foster children and monthly visits to the Resource Family's home to ensure the child's needs are being met and the home is in compliance.
A New Beginning Foster Family Agency’s Agency Social Workers have extensive training, education, and experience in the field of Social Work and Therapeutic Services.
The Agency Social Worker and/or Support Staff provides help and support in the following areas:
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