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!

We hope that you will join us over the next 30 weeks as we share the journey of the Family Care Network, highlighting our partners and collaborators who made the last 30 years of care possible.

FCNI at a Glance

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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.