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ABCs of RFA

Resource Family Approval (RFA) Program

In January 2017, a 12-county pilot that provides upfront training and assessment of families seeking to parent children in foster care will expand statewide; currently there are 14 early implementation counties.

As with any new initiative, familiarizing oneself with the basic facts and tenets of RFA will be the first step. This toolkit provides a number of documents that will assist you in understanding RFA, articulating the benefits to children and families and becoming familiar with the legislative underpinnings. 

As 2017 approaches, California counties will be facing questions like these and many more: So what exactly is RFA? What will it mean for your system of licensing and approving families? How much time will you need to get this process implemented? Who needs to know about RFA and when?  

Start with these orienting materials, then look to the other pages of the toolkit for customizable tools you can use to develop your RFA Implementation Plan: