In 1990/91, FCNI was busy strengthening our core; learning how to think strategically, develop answers to our community’s needs and implement these answers into effective and forward-thinking services. It was a new world, the 1990s, and FCNI was poised to do great things in the way of achieving better outcomes for our kids, improving our support and training for our foster families, and attracting more involvement and participation from our community. Read about our Year Four and learn how FCNI utilized good planning to help realize big dreams.
FCNI at a Glance
Number of Programs
Children, Youth and Families Served
State of the State
The concept of “Best practices” became the therapeutic approach which was being recognized as producing the best outcomes for challenged children and youth.
FCNI began incorporating new therapeutic practices, including Projective Interventions and Play Therapy in addition to our regular individual, group and family counseling.
Independent Living Program
Independent Living Program (started in 1987) allowed states the option of extending the age of eligibility to age 21--greatly increasing kids success in care.
Children's Services Network Council
SLO County created its Children's Services Network Council (CSN) with FCNI (Jim Roberts) as a founding agency.