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Yaneth diaz (agency analysis)

  1. 1. Agency analysis Social Work 180 Yaneth Diaz
  2. 2. Specialized Foster Parent Training Project Mission • To provide training and support to licensed foster parents of Fresno county. • To assist foster parents with the myriad of issues and the complexities presented when it is necessary to place children in out of home care. • The focus of the training is to combine a theoretical foundation for the various dynamics relevant to out of home placement with the practical applicant of how to assist children through this difficult time.
  3. 3. Population-at-risk • Children neglected by their families such as clothing, food, love, shelter, security…. • Children who experience sexual abuse/harassment • Children with emotional trauma • Children that come with a environment of substance abuse • Children without family supports or supervision
  4. 4. Community of Specialized Foster Parent Training Project • • • • • Demography information SFPTP Children from the ages of 0-17 years old Ethnicity group: there are mostly African American There are less Foster Parents’ Latinos There are more Foster Children that are male than female.
  5. 5. Agency Description • • • • Reinforcement: support the need of the child Nonprofit: Fresno State Foundation 501(3)(c) No income requirements Most of the Foster Parents have their own car, some ride the bus. • The agency is actively involved in the community with Holiday Party for the Foster Children and Foster Parents • Sub- committee: RDS - FCSOC • FFA Inter agency
  6. 6. The Specialized Foster Parent Training Projects practices i. Foster Parent Orientation ii. Coffee Connection : both English and Spanish iii. Trainings: 20 hours • Bullying: Identification and Support • Economic Independence: Pathways to success • Cultural Humility; Understanding Children and Families • The Impact and Implications of Trauma on Children in Placement • Life Books: Helping Children and Youth Fill in the Gaps Fresno County Department of Social Service I. Caring for Children Birth to six years old Monthly CPR/First Aid training All the trainings are offered in both English and Spanish
  7. 7. Services provided • Evaluation of trainings/ focus groups/surveys/evaluation development • Curriculum Development -Deliver trainings for Foster Parents/Child welfare -Support service and information and reform Foster Parent policy -Recruitment activities -Provide licenses compliance -Advocacy for special service (Foster Parent meeting and team decision meeting) -Field base trainers -Lending library – books and videos -Newsletter for the Foster Parents
  8. 8. Community Context of the agency • The Specialized Foster Parent Training Project works closely with The Department of Social Services • Board of Supervisors: Foster Care Standards and Oversight Committee: Barbara Foster is Vice Chair of the committee, District 5 appointed by Deborah Poochigian • Multiple Foster Care agencies such as i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. EMQ FamilyFirst Promesa Golden State Valley Teen Ranch Transition Positive Attitude Outlook Abrazo
  9. 9. Director and Staff members Barbara Foster Director, MSW Rosa Felix (Field Base Trainer) Cynthia Rodriguez (Training Coordinator) Adriana Vasquez (student Assistant) Sheryl BrownBowden (Field Base Trainer) Jasmine Greer (Student Assistant) Jason (Web Development/ Graphic Designer)
  10. 10. Organization Functions • Social Work values: The trainings are given in equal treatment, at the same time offer more training date and place if the foster parent can’t assist to one and the trainings are offered in English and Spanish. Equal treatment and not discrimination regardless their sexual orientation, sex, gender, age, nationality, ethnicity, religion, etc… • Social justice 1. Coffee Connection: it is an example of social justice because Foster Parents can ask question in trainings and interact with other Foster Parents Cultural Competence 1. Spanish Trainings: The agency is aware that they have Spanish speaking foster parents, so they offer Spanish training to make them more comfortable and have a better understanding of the program and gain knowledge. • Human Rights: By offering Foster Parents information and trainings in their own language come with the conclusion that the agency promotes everyone’s entitlement to all human rights without discrimination because of race, color, sex, language etc.
  11. 11. International Agencies • • • • • Demography information Population:117.41 million people The population density is estimated to be about 142 people per square mile. The population speaks Spanish as a native speaker 77% of the population is considered to be Catholic SNDIF or DIF: National System for Integral Family Development On their program is “Adoption” When the children cannot be adoptive or no one wants to adopt them. DIF is in charge to put them in an orphanage which is “SOS Children’s Village.”
  12. 12. International Agency Mexico • • • • • • • • • • SOS Children’s Village International Social Development Non profit organization/ Donations SOS Children works in 132 countries: Mexico State: 14 SOS Children’s Villages Mission: Every child and every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security. SOS Children’s Village require mother to be part of this foundation SOS mother need to complete some requirements in order to be part of this foundation such as classes and trainings, this process take approximately 2 years. SOS mother need to be live in the village with the children and 24/7 care. The mother need to be from the age of 25-45 years old. Be single, divorced, and independable. SOS mother need to take care of 8-10 children. No SOS father Some of the services are therapies, food, shelter, clothing education, etc.
  13. 13. References • http://www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/sfpt/ • http://www.co.fresno.ca.us/DepartmentPage.aspx?id=498 2 • http://portal2.edomex.gob.mx/difem/inicio/index.htm?ssS ourceNodeId=297&ssSourceSiteId=difem • http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages /productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_11_5YR_DP05 • http://cssr.berkeley.edu/ucb_childwelfare/EntryRates.aspx • http://www.aldeasinfantiles.org.mx/Pages/default.aspx