In our Year 11, we saw two life-changing programs finally get their footing in California: Intensive Therapeutic Foster Care (ITFC) and Wraparound (SB 163). For FCNI, in 1997 we’d become the third provider in the state to implement ITFC, a long awaited goal of Jim’s which finally came to fruition. Please read more to see how our “amazing foundation of relationships” made SLO County the “Flagship” collaborative model for Therapeutic Foster Care statewide!
FCNI at a Glance
Number of Programs
Children, Youth and Families Served
State of the State
Senate Bill 163
SB 163 (Chapter 795) allowed counties to participate in a pilot program to provide intensive wraparound services to family/children in (or at risk of) high level group care in order to avoid/reduce the need for placement.
Assembly Bill 1193
AB 1193 (Chapter 794) established Kinship Support Services Program to provide community-based family support services to kin caregivers.
Federal Adoption and Safe Families Act
A movement towards outcome-based reporting was born, motivated in part by the Federal Adoption and Safe Families Act, which created outcome measures and required systematic data collection on child welfare services for all states.