2022 Training Calendar

 

Every month the Office of the Foster Care Ombudsperson (OFCO) provides instructor led virtual trainings about the Foster Youth Bill of Rights and Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard. These trainings are available to anyone who works with or cares for youth in foster care in California, such as social workers, probation officers, resource parents, caregivers, CASA, STRTP and group home staff, and our CDSS Team. Please note that each training discusses the same topic.

Training Overview

The purpose of the training is to inform participants about the Foster Youth Bill of Rights and Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS).

The Foster Youth Bill of Rights (FYBoR) was created due to the advocacy of youth in care, and its purpose is to protect children and youth in foster care, youth on probation and in out-of-home placement, and children living in any licensed or certified children’s facility or home in California.

Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS) was created to empower caregivers to make parenting decisions that support youth health, safety, and best interest while encouraging their positive developmental growth. Both were developed with the intention of supporting youth in care via personal rights and parenting practices. 

This training will be an interactive experience that teaches participants about the Foster Youth Bill of Rights and Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS). Participants will learn about the role and duties of the Office of the Foster Care Ombudsperson, the Foster Youth Bill of Rights, and Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard. Participants will be empowered to make parenting decisions that uphold the rights and promote the positive development and well-being of youth in care. Participants will also know how to utilize the office as a resource to advocate for youth when a right has been violated.

How to Register and How to Find the Zoom Link

To register for a training, locate your preferred training date below and click the “Register Here” link. Once you register, you will automatically be redirected to a Zoom confirmation page. You will also receive a confirmation email. Make sure to click “Add to calendar” so that the Zoom link will be added to your online calendar. Click on the image below to see an example of the confirmation page.

Screenshot of the Zoom confirmation page 

Zoom Participation Guidelines
  • Participants will receive an email with the attached .pdf presentation on the day of the training.
  • Participants who arrive 15 minutes late after the start time will not be admitted into the training and are encouraged to register for a different date.
  • Activities will primarily be via polls. Participation is encouraged!
  • Participants are encouraged to type questions in the chat. Our team will answer as many as we can in the Q&A section. If your question doesn’t get answered, please email fosteryouthhelp@dss.ca.gov.
Training Certificates

Certificates of completion will be emailed within 5-7 business days after the training. To receive credit, you will have to be actively participating for 85% of the training. If you do not receive a certificate, please email fosteryouthhelp@dss.ca.gov so our team can verify your attendance. Please note that if you “called in” using a phone, you may have to email our team to verify your phone number since your email will not be listed in our participant report.

January 6

10am – 12pm

Thank you to everyone who attended.
Training certificates were sent on January 6th.

February

Announcement

Due to popular demand, trainings will
now be offered monthly.

March 3

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Thank you to everyone who attended.
Training certificates were sent on March 8th.

April 7

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Thank you to everyone who attended.
Training certificates were sent on April 12th.

May 5

10am – 12pm

Thank you to everyone who attended.
Training certificates were sent on May 5th.

June 2

10am – 12pm

Thank you to everyone who attended.
Training certificates were sent on June 10th.

July 7

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Thank you to everyone who attended.
Training certificates were sent on July11th.

August 4

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Thank you to everyone who attended.
Training certificates were sent on August 31st.

September 1

10am – 12pm

Thank you to everyone who attended.
Training certificates were sent on September 9th. 

October 6

10am – 12pm

Register Here

November 3

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Register Here

December 1

10am – 12pm

Register Here

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The California Office of the Foster Care Ombudsperson is dedicated to serving
foster youth in California by investigating and resolving complaints
about foster youth rights, care, placement, and services.

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The law that governs the OFCO is Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) 16164.

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