BUILDING SUCCESSFUL
FAMILIES PROGRAM

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate and empower resource parents through quality services that prepare them to provide safe, loving and stable homes for foster and adoptive children.

OUR SERVICES

Welcome to the Building Successful Families Program page! We are excited that you are here! We are pleased to partner with Fresno County Department of Social Services to provide trainings and support to Resource/Foster Parents in Fresno County.  With our mission in mind we provide a variety of supports that last throughout the year.  This includes:

PRIMARY TRAININGS

These trainings are offered in 3-hour blocks. This same training is offered multiple times throughout the month, to allow people to come to whichever is most helpful for them. Parents would not need to come to more than one of these trainings each month, as they would be “repeats.” (Fresno County Training Hours Provided)

ONLINE TRAININGS

All of our trainings are filmed and posted online! Families can view the videos at their convenience, and then fill out a short quiz. Once the quiz is completed and sent to us, we provide you with the certificate of completion! It is an excellent opportunity for those who are not able to make it work to attend a class! (Fresno County Training Hours Provided)

ADDITIONAL TRAININGS

Additionally, three times per month we offer 2-hour trainings, on two different topics, with one of the offerings being held in Spanish. These trainings differ in topic from our Primary Trainings, and offer families the opportunity to earn more training hours, or get more support throughout the month. (Fresno County Training Hours Provided)

SUPPORT GROUPS

These engagement groups are aimed at providing support to Resource Parents, with Resource Parents. Facilitated by one of our capable and positive staff, these groups offer individual’s the opportunity, in a small group setting, to share their own needs and concerns, and have those needs and concerns met. (Fresno County Training Hours Provided)

OPEN HOUSE HOURS

Open house hours are offered on a weekly basis, and it is a time when families can “drop in” and ask for support that they may need. These are individual meetings with one of our team, who will do their best to address with you any needs that you may have related to your child. (Training Hours Not Offered)

CPR/FIRST AIDE

Offered six times per year in English and six times per year in Spanish. These classes are ideal for those who do not feel comfortable using the online program to complete their classes. While you do receive a certificate of completion and your card for these classes, the hours do not count as “training hours” at this time. (For Fresno County Resource Family only)

ONLINE TRAINING

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