Citrus College Foster/Kinship Education Resource and Programs
Foster & Kinship Care Education, YESS-LA & RFA Programs

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Foster Youth OWL Guardian Scholar Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 pm. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Class Registration Line: (626) 857-4028
Fax Line: (626) 857-4146

The Citrus College Foster/Kinship Education and Resource Programs provide quality education and support services to foster youth attending Citrus College, foster/kinship families and the foster youth in their home. Training topics include but are not limited to fetal alcohol syndrome, child development, bonding through play, discipline, emancipation, financial aid options and much more.

Specialized programs and classes we offer include:

Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success—Independent Living Program (YESS-ILP) is a comprehensive and integrated program that unites community partners and academic leaders to empower current and former foster youth to successfully transition into independent living. This program works in collaboration with the California Department of Social Services and is hosted on California Community College campuses throughout the state. With a focus on higher education and career training, the YESS-ILP provides foster youth with life skills and access to supportive campus connections to increase their ability to succeed.

D-Rate Certification (statewide mandate if caring for children/adolescence with severe emotional behavior)

F-Rate Certification (statewide mandate if caring for medical fragile children/adolescence)

W-Rate Certification
Whole Family Foster Home (WFFH) and Shared Responsibility Plan (SRP) is also known as SB500 Training. A Whole Family Foster Home provides care for a teen parent and his/her non-dependent child and is specifically recruited and trained to assist the teen parent in developing the skills necessary to provide a safe, stable and permanent home. A Shared Responsibility Plan is an agreement between the WFFH care provider and the teen parent as to the care and rearing of his/her non-dependent infant or child. For more information, click here: Whole Family Foster Home (WFFH) & Shared Responsibility Plan (SRP) flier

To hear more about these services or any of our programs, please call (626) 857-4028