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Agenda Item (VI-B-6-b)

Meeting1/17/2017 - Regular
Agenda ItemConsent Agenda Action (VI-B-6-b)
SubjectAgreement CS-03461 for pre-service training to potential foster and relative caregivers with Riverside County Department of Public Social Services
Riverside County Department of Social Services
Recommended ActionIt is recommended that the Board of Trustees approve Agreement CS-03461 for the timeframe of January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021 in the amount of $1,251,046.00.

Background Narrative:

Agreement CS-03461 allows Riverside City College through Foster Kinship Care Program to provide pre-service training to potential foster and relative caregivers throughout Riverside County. Workshop curriculum is provided through Riverside County Department of Social Services. Riverside City College provides the California State and Riverside County mandated continuing education classes for licensed foster parents. Kinship providers, although not required to attend training, are strongly encouraged to do so. Other professionals working with children (childcare providers, teachers, counselors, social workers) as well as all parents are also welcome to attend workshops. Trainings cover a wide variety of topics and are free of charge to participants. Workshops are held mornings and evenings in various locations throughout Riverside County, in both English and Spanish.

Prepared By: Wolde-Ab Isaac, Chancellor
 FeRita Carter, Vice President of Student Services (RCC)