Category: Resources

Foster Care Mattress Program

Foster Mattress Program Mattress Firm has proudly served the Foster community for some time. Now we’ve stepped up to help EVERY foster family with non-profit pricing for any licensed foster home. PLEASE refer to this information when it’s time to update mattresses, get new mattresses for child placements and even as early as getting them […]

Care Grant and Additional Resources

Care Grant Info A benefit of STAR Health for youth in conservatorship is a Care Grant. Care Grants are small cash grants, which may be used for non-Medicaid items like art supplies, clothing or other personal items up to $100 per member, per year. To request, call member services (1-866-912-6283) and there will be a transfer to a […]

From Status Hearing to the Final Hearing

For additional requirements related to hearings under Chapter 263External Link and to hearings and orders under Chapter 262External Link, see: 5200 Notice, Service, and Working with Attorneys and Advocates 5300 Court Orders, Notice to the Court, Indian Child Welfare Act, Paternity, and Child Support For the legal requirements related to extended court jurisdiction for former foster children who are over […]

Partnering With Birth Parents To Promote Reunification

This factsheet explores what foster caregivers can do to work with the birth families of the children in their care to promote reunification. This may include actively communicating with the birth parents, the caseworker, and the agency; accessing help from a variety of sources; cultivating trust and compassion; and maintaining contact with families after reunification […]