Site Visit Report: Roots & Wings
Child Welfare Information Gateway
In 2008, the County of Santa Cruz, CA, Human Services Department, Family and Children's Services, recognized deficits in three major areas: finding appropriate homes for children in their own communities, providing substantive supports to foster parents, and a lack of permanent homes for children and youth in care. Realizing the crucial need for improvement in these services, Family and Children's Services (FCS) sought diligent recruitment grant funds. The Roots & Wings initiative has the following goals: recruit concurrent foster care and adoptive resource families who reflect the characteristics of the children currently under the county's supervision; ensure resource families are satisfied with the variety of services and supports offered by the agency; and ensure children transition to permanent and stable homes in a timely manner.
California; foster children; concurrent planning; family support systems; adoptive parents; permanency; promising practices; FOSTER PARENT RECRUITMENT