Bakersfield (Main Office)
100 E California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 631-6000
(661) 631-6200 (TTY)

Foster Families / Foster Parenting

Families Formed With Love

Becoming a Foster Parent


Orientation Dates

Orientation Online
(requires Microsoft PowerPoint or free viewer)

Orientación en línea RFA
(Microsoft PowerPoint es necesario)

Relative Caregiver Information

"The Gibson Family Story" (369 MB, WMV)

Resource Family Guide

Resource Family Guide to Services 2016/2017


Resource Family Support Team Newsletter
 Winter 2017  (4.04 MB)
 Fall 2017  (3.9 MB)
 Summer 2017  (5.1 MB)
 Spring 2017  (3.8 MB)
 Back Issues...

Caregivers of Kern County Newsletter
 September 2016
 March-April 2016
 January-February 2016
 November-December 2015
 Back Issues...

Families Formed With Love PSA
30 seconds
Families Formed With Love PSA
2 minutes
Familias Formadas Con Amor PSA
30 seconds
Familias Formadas Con Amor PSA
2 minutes

Calendar of Events

Click to Apply for Benefits   Apply
Click for info on our Interactive Voice Response System   Interactive Voice Response System
  Automated Services by Phone
  Call 1-877-410-8812
Need to find an ATM that accepts EBT cards in your area and know the surcharge (cost)? Select or go to the following link:
Click for info on reporting Child Abuse   Report


DHS News

Families Formed With Love  Become a Resource
 Foster Family

 English Espanol

Purple Ribbon Keeping Kids Safe in and around Cars
 Kern Cares  Fact Sheet  Press Release
 Watch: "One Decision"  Channel 17 PSA
 Listen: KUZZ PSA   Events

Safely Surrendered Baby Law  English PSA 1 2
 Spanish PSA 1 2
 Press Release
 more info...

JobFest 2017

Heart Gallery logo

  Heart Gallery of America

 "A Fresno family fosters a medically
 fragile Kern County child"

Healthy Choices Healthy Choices
 your access point to guidance
 on food and nutrition

KernStopMethNow logo

Public Service Announcements:
 Child Abuse  Child Abuse Prevention  Pool Safety
 "Who is watching your child?"
 Opportunities, Options, Empowerment
  English  1  2  3  Spanish  1  2  3
 Kern Partnership for Children and Families PSA  1  2

Project 180
 Info  Interagency referral form
 Project 180 (KCSOS)  Garden Pathways (Facebook)
 New Life Training Center  Stay Focused
 Clinica Sierra Vista  Teen Challenge  CAP-K

My voice. My choice. My vote. Election information.   Kern County Elections
  Sample Ballot/Polling Place
  Election Results


Foster Family News

Bakersfield College
Bakersfield College Foster and
Kinship Care Education Program

Educational Rights for Foster Youth Brochure

Misc Links

Administrative & Program Support Services CalWORKs Policy Guides
Child Protective Services Statistics Employment & Financial Services Maps
Mental Health Information Resource Directory:
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Employee Links

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