Resource Family Approval (RFA)

Resource Family Approval—also known as RFA—is a method of approving caregivers to foster, adopt, or provide legal guardianship for the care and supervision of children, youth, and young adults in the child welfare and probation systems. Soon to be mandated by California State Statute, RFA creates a platform for all Resource Families to receive the same information, training, and opportunity for support.  This toolkit provides information and tools for counties to use as they implement RFA.

RFA 101 Webinar

RFA Conversion Webinar

Statewide instructions on how to input placements in CWS/CMS 

RFA Written Directive 4.1 (6/9/2017)

Check here for upcoming RFA trainings

Bay Area Training Academy

Central California Child Welfare Training Academy

Northern California Training Academy

Public Child Welfare Training Academy (PCWTA)

RFA June Convening