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California Foster Youth Funders Meeting 8/27/2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015
9:00am - 11:00am PDT
Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles
281 S Figueroa St, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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The next California Foster Youth Funders meeting will take place Thursday, August 27th.

During the group's last meeting there was brief discussion on the Continuum of Care Reform (otherwise known as CCR), and its impact on the reduction of youth in residential care settings. This legislation is very important to the work that foster care funders do and the young people that we care about, and is the culmination of an effort between the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the County Welfare Directors Association. Below is a description of CCR as well as the Residentially Based Services demonstration project, that helped to inform it.

To continue this conversation, Greg Rose, Deputy Director of CDSS will be here from Sacramento to share a primer on CCR. Rose was a lead architect in the framing of CCR and comes to us with a unique and valuable perspective on what it is and how it impacts foster youth. It promises to be a lively discussion.

Breakfast will be served.

About Continuum of Care Reform (Full implementation planned for 2017)
The vision of CCR is for all children to live with a committed, permanent, and nurturing family, realized by services and supports that are tailored to meet the needs of the individual child and family, with the ultimate goal of maintaining the family. When it isn’t possible to keep the family together, CCR helps with transitioning the child or youth to a permanent family and/or preparing the child for a successful transition into adulthood. Under CCR, group homes are used when needed as short-term, specialized, and intensive treatment interventions.

The statewide CCR effort was informed by the Residentially Based Services [EK1] Demonstration Project,[1] implemented in 2010 in response to a number of growing concerns about group home placements. The RBS framework sought to bring services back into households and away from group homes. The pilot project was initially implemented in four counties (Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, and Los Angeles) with 10 group home providers. The RBS project still currently operates in three counties (Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles) and has been extended through July 1, 2016. San Bernardino County has opted to fully implement its RBS model outside of the pilot.

Who May Attend:
Open to all grantmakers

SCG members: register online. You must log in to your SCG account to register.

Other eligible non-members: register online. If you do not yet have an SCG account, contact us.

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