In-Home Behavioral Supports in Foster Care
Part of Webinar Series on Resource Family Recruitment/Retention/Support Series


CWDA, San Luis Obispo County Social Services Department, and the Family Care Network, Inc. hosted a webinar on January 28 to share information on increasing capacity and support to resource families in California and improve outcomes for children and youth in our child welfare system.

Webinar participants learned about behavioral supports to home-based foster caregivers and the children/youth in their care when behavioral issues may threaten the stability of a placement. Behavioral intervention is currently used by many foster family agencies operating Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC) programs, and has been used in other state child welfare systems. With the pending implementation of the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) and AB 403, the use of In-Home Behavioral Support can potentially support a broader range of children and foster caregivers—not just youth with the highest level of need—in any home-based setting.  Participants learned about the use of Behavioral Specialists within the ITFC program and its many benefits. Potential strategies for expansion to children and youth served by both child welfare and probation systems were also discussed.

Visit the CalSWEC site for the recording from this webinar. You can find all webinars in the Recruitment, Retention and Support series on the CalSWEC website.

View the PowerPoint presentation.

Presenters for the January 28 webinar: 

  • Diana Boyer, Senior Policy Analyst, CWDA
  • Jim Roberts, CEO of Family Care Network, Inc.
  • Jon Nibbio, LMFT, COO, Family Care Network, Inc.
  • Tracy Schiro, Asst. Director, San Luis Obispo County Social Services Department

Target Audience

Directors, deputies and managers in the child welfare and probation agencies serving youth in foster care.

QUESTIONS? Contact Diana Boyer