So, who needs to know about RFA?
For starters, staff, caregivers, youth, and community partners need to be familiar with RFA and how it will impact them. Other key stakeholders may include the courts, bargaining units, and CASAs.
It is imperative that the key facts and intent of the law are well communicated to current and prospective Resource Families. Utilizing communication tools such as brochures and engagement letters are a good start. Further, engaging caregivers in focus groups can help bring caregivers to a better understanding of the changing process. Here are some recommended ways to “spread the word” throughout your community:
- RFA County Point of Contact (POC)
- Probation point of Contact (POC)
- Written Directive 6.0
- Out of County Protocol
- RFA Overview
- RFA Logo
- RFA Academy Training Materials
- Trainer Guide
- Trainee Guide
- RFA e-learning - Canvas (please see the message below) [LINK NOTE: still need to create this page on OB site]
- This link takes you to a publicly available online course for foster parents and other general audiences. For those required to take this training through their regional training academy as a pre-requisite for the classroom training, please do NOT use this version of the course. Please contact your RTA for the course version delivered and tracked through their learning management system.
- RFA-05 Riverside Template
- RFA Articles and Announcements to staff and community partners
- Comparison Chart
- Statewide CWS/CMS Instructions for RFA placements
- Leadership Roles and Responsibilities