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Parent Partners

Parent Partners increase the quality of the relationship between Fresno County Department of Social Services child welfare staff and the families they serve.

Cultural Brokers, Inc. (Contractor) will provide an array of services to Child Welfare families and new foster parents to increase reunification, permanency, safety and well-being as set forth in Contractor’s Response to County’s RFP No. 20-006, including Addendum No. One (1). Parent Partners increase the quality of the relationship between Fresno County Department of Social Services child welfare staff and the families they serve. The Parent Partner will provide support to families who are involved with the child welfare system, while the Caregiver Home Visitor will provide information and support to new foster parents. The Parent Partner and Caregiver Home Visitor will receive referrals from Department staff and will coordinate with a DSS Social Worker to contact and engage the family. The Parent Partners will provide services designed to engage, support and educate the family as they navigate the Child Welfare System.

The Parent Partners will provide support to the family through participation in Team Decision Meetings (TDMs), Child Family Team (CFT) meetings, one-on-one support, peer support groups and Caregiver Home Visits. The Parent Partners and Caregiver Home Visitor will provide information, support and technical assistance to Child Welfare families and new foster parents within Fresno and the surrounding community as set forth in contractor’s Response to County’s RFP No. 20-006, including Addendum No. One (1). Cultural Brokers, Inc. will provide the services listed below annually:

A Variety of Services

The Parent Partners and Caregiver Home Visitor will provide information, support and

technical assistance to Child Welfare families and new foster parents within Fresno and the surrounding community

800 TDMs

800 TDMs/CFTs

1000 Support Sessions

1000 One-on-one support sessions

60 Peer Support Groups

60 Peer Support Groups

24 Orientations

24 CWS Parent Orientations

260 Home Visits

260 Caregiver Home Visits

Goals & Outcomes


Engagement

OUTCOME TO BE REPORTED

  1. Families referred to CBI for Parent Partner services will accept services.
  2. Families receiving Parent Partner services will be satisfied.

OUTCOME INDICATOR

  1. 100% of Parent Partner referrals will be contacted by a CBI staff member.
  2. 100% receiving Parent Partner services will be satisfied with the service received as represented by a pre-post survey.
  3. 100% of new foster parents referred for a home visit will accept services.

Intermediate

OUTCOME TO BE REPORTED

  1. Parents will gain a better understanding of the Child Welfare system.
  2. Families will have an increased knowledge and be linked to community resources to strengthen the family’s circle of support.
  3. Parents receiving CBI on-going services will reunify with their children.

OUTCOME INDICATOR

  1. 60% of families receiving Parent Partner services will re-unify with their child(ren) within 12-months.
  2. 90% of foster parents receiving a home visit will report a better understanding of the Child Welfare System.
  3. 90% of participants will demonstrate an increase in knowledge of parenting as measured by a post survey.

Long-Term

OUTCOME TO BE REPORTED

  1. Parents will gain a better understanding of the Child Welfare system.
  2. New foster parents receiving services will gain a better understanding of the Child Welfare system.
  3. Parents receiving Parent Partner services will reunify with their children.

OUTCOME INDICATOR

  1. 90% of families receiving Parent Partner services who re-unify with their child(ren) will nor re-enter the Child Welfare system within 12-months post reunification.
  2. 100% of foster parents who receive a home visit and will report being supported with information through a post survey.