Foster Family Resources Delegated Child Welfare Services

The Program


The foster family resources team is primarily responsible for recruiting, developing, and maintaining a range of homes in which to place Children in Care: Family Care Homes, Safe Homes, Relatives of Children in Care, and Specialized Resources such as group homes and treatment homes. The Resource Workers monitor and support the service providers, and liaise with MCFD child protection social workers to ensure children’s needs are met. The Resource team's mandate is to go into the foster homes or group homes every 90 days as per government standards, however we communicate with our caregivers more frequently at training, during phone calls, over text, and at community events.


Another important part of our role is to recruit and advocate for, and support caregivers. We provide training to our caregivers throughout the year on a variety of topics. Ongoing training ensures that our foster families are able to meet the unique cultural, holistic wellbeing, and developmental needs of our children in care.


Our Clients


In various home settings, we serve children and youth from 0-19 years of age in MCFD, Nezul Be and CSFS care. Our team provides services in Prince George, Vanderhoof, Burns Lake and the 11 CSFS Member Nation communities. We provide services primarily to children in care from 0-19 years of age, but also support foster families with members from all areas of the life cycle.


Hours of Operation


Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm but are flexible when extenuating circumstances apply.


Referral Process


We provide referrals to a behaviour consultant who works with our foster parents when needed. We also provide referrals to CSFS Family Justice Parent/teen mediation; this service is available to our foster parents and teens they care for.


Our referrals for potential new caregivers and homes come from word of mouth, MCFD and Nezul Be transfers, Facebook, local newspapers and recruitment fairs.


Goals of the Resource team are to:

  • place the child in care in an appropriate home in order to meet their needs
  • recruit caregivers in and outside of the 11 communities we serve
  • have children placed with their siblings
  • ensure standards are met
  • provide appropriate relevant training to foster parents
  • support foster parents


We are funded by Aboriginal Affairs and Development Canada, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and through grants. Our services are provided free of charge to children in care and caregivers.


Contact Information


Prince George Office
987 4th Ave
Prince George, BC
V2L 3H7

Telephone: 250-563-3360
Toll Free: 1-800-889-6855
Fax: 250-562-2272

Email: amy@csfs.org 
 
Vanderhoof Office
240 West Stewart Street
Vanderhoof, BC
V0J 3A0

Telephone: 250-567-2900
Toll Free: 1-866-567-2333
Fax: 250-567-2975

Email: juanita@csfs.org 
 
Burns Lake Office
653 Highway 16 West
Burns Lake, BC
V0J 1E0


Telephone: 250-692-1800
Fax: 250-692-2389

Email: juanita@csfs.org


If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent, contact vivianne@csfs.org or give Vivianne a call at 250-563-3360 ext. 122.


Related Sites


http://bcfosterparents.ca/
http://www.fafp.ca/
http://www.gov.bc.ca/mcf/


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