Kinship Caregiver Council

The Kinship Caregiver Council advises the Step Up Coalition and advocates for relative caregivers statewide to ensure that their needs are fully considered in legislation, policy, and child welfare practice. Members SYLVIE DE TOLEDO Sylvie de Toledo is a licensed clinical social worker. In 1987, she founded Grandparents As Parents, a non-profit organization focused on Read more >>

Financial Support for Families

Financial Support for Families California adopted a new rate system to provide financial support to caregivers. It is called the Home Based Family Care (HBFC) rate and phase 1 of the new rate system took effect January 1, 2017. This is the first time in California’s history that relatives caring for a foster child are Read more >>

Resource Family Approval Toolkit

The Alliance for Children’s Rights, the Step Up Coalition, and a wide range of state and local partners is pleased to share our Resource Family Approval Toolkit. We have designed this toolkit to help walk caregivers through the newly implemented Resource Family Approval process. RFA, which took effect January 1, 2017, creates one uniform approval Read more >>