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. 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 continue to implement RFA.

RFA Resource Family Approval, Placements Prior to Approval Webinar

RFA 101 Webinar

RFA Conversion Webinar

RFA Background Assessment Guide (BAG) 3.14. 2018: Changes are indicated with yellow highlight. 

RFA Written Directive 5.0 (2/6/2018)

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)