For Caregivers

Your Role as a Caregiver

As a caregiver, you play an important role in the lives of foster youth. You can provide youth with a stable and loving environment and support their positive emotional and developmental growth. To do that, you deserve the support, guidance, and training to be the best caregiver you can be. Know your rights! It will help you advocate for your youth and perform your role as a caregiver in the best way possible. If you need help with speaking up for your youth or understanding what is happening in your situation, contact us.

 

Our Office can assist you by:
  • Investigating your concerns regarding the care, placement, and services of the youth in your care.
  • Sharing information about programs, resources, and services related to the youth in your care.
  • Providing training about foster youth rights and the parenting decisions you can make under Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS).
Toll-free hotline
1-877-846-1602
fosteryouthhelp@dss.ca.gov
 
MS 8-13-25
744 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814