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Foster and Group Care Providers

In partnership with Ventura County Human Services Agency and Ventura County Community College District, Casa Pacifica I pleased to provide a variety of quality training courses designed to improve the capacity of foster and group care providers to serve children and youth placed in out-of-home care. Courses are funded through Title IV-E of the Social Security Act in which the US Congress designated funding for training of adults who serve foster children. Topics meet the minimum requirements for initial and ongoing training as required by the county and various agencies. Courses include CPR/AED, first aid, water safety, emergency intervention and crisis de-escalation, and a variety of child and youth care topics.

Who is eligible to participate?

• Current and prospective resource families (Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship)
• Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) employees
• Group Home Employees
• County Child Welfare Staff
• Probation Officers
• Foster Care Liaisons
• Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
• Community-Based Organizations serving Foster Youth

May I attend if I am not eligible?
Participation is limited to eligible participants. If you are not eligible and are interested in training, please contact the appropriate parties below:

For individual CPR/AED and first aid:
American Red Cross Ventura County Chapter
(805) 987-1514

For contract CPR/AED, first aid, water safety, and other workforce development courses:
Ventura County Community College District, Division of Economic Development
(805) 289-6004

For child and youth care topics:
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families
(805) 366-4064