Continuum of Care Reform

The Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) comprehensively reforms placement and treatment options for foster children. Many new and important permanent plan options and requirements related to achieving permanence for foster youth were created by Assembly Bill 403 (Stone; Stats. 2015, ch. 773) and Senate Bill 794 (Comm. on Hum. Srvcs; Stats. 2015, ch. 425). CCR provides the statutory and policy framework to ensure services and supports provided to the child or youth and his or her family are tailored toward the ultimate goal of achieving permanency in a stable permanent family. Resources on specific topics are below. Resources include webinars, podcasts, and other training materials on specific topics as well as materials from live trainings.

Case Plans and Transitional Independent Living Plans (TILPs) for Older Youth  (January 2018) - This self-study course is a webinar discussing transitional independent living plans (TILPs) and case planning for youth in out-of-home care. Self-study course credit refers to self-verified participation. After finishing the entire course, please take a few minutes to complete the evaluation survey. After completing and submitting the evaluation, you will receive a confirmation of completion and you should record and maintain a record of completion of this course and the MCLE and MCLE specialty hours for which it qualifies. For all self-study courses, attorneys are required to maintain their self-study hours on their self-study log. This program meets the qualifications for a total of 1.0 hour of mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) credit. The Judicial Council of California is approved as a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) provider by the State Bar of California, provider #4781.

Additional Resources

How can YOU support the core values of the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR)? This course will provide participants with an understanding of the principles of CCR and changes for group homes, providers, Resource Families, social workers, and probation officers, and will discuss how those changes may impact the court system. Participants will learn the fundamentals of child and family planning while incorporating the values of the Quality Parenting Initiative. Learn what tools and resources have been developed to support integrated and collaborative county-level systems of care.

Lupe Grimaldi, Manager, California Department of Social Services
Richard Knecht, Integrated Services Advisor, California Department of Social Services
Sara Rogers, Branch Chief of Continuum of Care Reform Branch, California Department of Social Services
Kim Wrigley, Program Implementation Bureau Chief, California Department of Social Services

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