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File #: 16-0302    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/18/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/2/2016 Final action: 8/2/2016
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, recommending the Board: 1) Approve the Foster Parent Recruitment, Retention, and Support Program boilerplate Agreement on an “as needed” basis in order to increase quality support and respite services for foster parents, and to further secure the permanency, well-being and safety of children who are dependents of the Court; and 2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 127-2016, which delegates authority to the Health and Human Services Agency Director, or designee, to execute Foster Parent Recruitment, Retention, and Support Program boilerplate agreements. FUNDING: Federal and Realignment Funding.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet, 8-2-16, 2. B - Resolution Foster Parent Recruitment, Retention, and Support Program Agreement, 8-2-16, 3. Executed Resolution 127-2016
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Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, recommending the Board:
1) Approve the Foster Parent Recruitment, Retention, and Support Program boilerplate Agreement on an “as needed” basis in order to increase quality support and respite services for foster parents, and to further secure the permanency, well-being and safety of children who are dependents of the Court; and
2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 127-2016, which delegates authority to the Health and Human Services Agency Director, or designee, to execute Foster Parent Recruitment, Retention, and Support Program boilerplate agreements.

FUNDING: Federal and Realignment Funding.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending (1) approval of the Foster Parent Recruitment, Retention, and Support (FPRRS) boilerplate agreement, and (2) adoption and approval of a resolution to delegate authority to the HHSA Director, or designee, to execute FPRRS Program boilerplate agreements with licensed Foster Family Homes. In anticipation of the Continuum of Care Reform in January 2017, the County has identified the importance of recruiting, retaining and supporting foster homes through a “Lead Resource Home” to increase support and respite services for foster parents.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is responsible for the oversight and licensing of Foster Family Agencies and Foster Family Homes (FFHs). HHSA’s Child Welfare Services (CWS) program is responsible for protecting children who either do not have a parent, guardian, or other custodian, or children whose parents, guardians, or custodians are unable to provide for the care or supervision of their children.

In September 2012, CDSS launched the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) effort. The intent of the Legislature is to ensure quality of care for children who are placed in the continuum of Aid to Families with Dependent Children - Foster Care ...

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