Are you a foster parent, relative caregiver, Non-Related Extended Family Member (NREFM), or foster-to-adopt parent? If so, we are looking for your feedback regarding the care of youth that have lived, or are living in your home and not yours by birth (i.e. not your biological child). California is working on reforms to improve the foster care system and caregiver input, such as yours, is critical. Sharing information can help us better understand the needs of both youth in foster care and the adults who parent them.
Moving forward we may need additional details around reimbursement rates and specific supports, training and services considered essential for caregivers raising children, teens in particular. Survey data will be evaluated; several focus groups formed, and recommendations made. If this is of interest to you, we ask that you provide contact details at the end of the survey.
This survey is being conducted by the Alliance of Children's Rights and is entirely VOLUNTARY.