FOSTER FAMILY NETWORK (FFN) was established in 1986 to address the growing need for quality foster homes for children, especially adolescents. Many of these children are victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Children are referred to FFN by county departments of social services. The program places boys and girls, birth to 18 years old, in loving foster homes.
FFN recruits and trains families, including single-parents, who are willing to provide a warm, stable, nurturing environment for these children. FFN’s social work staff provides ongoing training and support for the foster families.
- Pre-certification training
- First aid and CPR training
- Ongoing child-care instruction supplied in the home and classroom
- Emphasis is on issues surrounding abuse, neglect and abandonment
- Foster homes supervised by master’s level social workers
- Supportive counseling to the foster family
- Ongoing research of resources necessary to meet each child’s needs
- Coordination of medical, education and psychological referrals
- Diagnostic consultation provided by a consulting pediatric psychiatrist
The demand for certified foster homes is great and not just in Los Angeles County. ChildNet has identified a growing need in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Fresno and Kern counties as well. FFN has opened offices to meet the need in these communities. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please call one of the numbers below.
For information on becoming a foster parent, call 1-800-945-KIDS or send e-mail inquiries to:
LA County/Orange County: firstname.lastname@example.org
Riverside County/San Bernardino County:email@example.com
Bakersfield/Kern County: firstname.lastname@example.org
To logon to Foster Care Program, click here: FFN Program (For authorized users and employees of ChildNet)
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