Agency Analysis 180
To assist vulnerable young people and their families in rebuilding their lives
through caring relationships and opportunities to grow mentally, physically,
socially and spiritually by living in a safe and healthy home.
Residential Treatment facility for teenage males in rural Madera County .
Residents are referred by the county probation departments throughout the state.
They recruit, train, certify, and supervise foster care homes for ages 0-19.
Providing permanency for foster children into forever family .
They provide assist to foster parents in the adoption process.
Home provides services for four boys, ages 18-24, who have aged out of the group
home or foster care system and are homeless.
Requires them to have a job, further their education, and begin to learn the basics
of caring for themselves in a healthy and drug free environment.
California Foster Youth Stats
Prevalence per 1,000
Valley Teen Ranch serves hard to place foster youth in California
Group Home Clients
Males come from the Juvenile Court Systems though out California They are
transferred by agency car directly from juvenile detection centers. The group
home clients have interaction with a local community school district, church,
demist, and doctor. They also are in contact with their county origin's
Juvenile Justice Court and probation office.
Children are usually from Madera and Fresno Counties.
The children could be difficult to place due to mental/physical condition , family
size, or extended time in the foster care system.
Transportation is made by the referring county or receiving foster parent
Agency provides extended support and education to the Foster Parents in
order to support the needs of these children.
Board of Directors
Mike Zachry, President
has a BA in Business Administration from Azusa Pacific University, and is a member of
the Fresno Rotary.
Bonnie Brock, RN, BSN, Vice-President
has a BS in Nursing From CSU Fresno, and is an Informatics Nurse at Fresno Heart &
Jonica Starr, Secretary
has a BA in Fine Art from CSU Fresno, and works in Accounts Receivable . Treasurer
is a CPA and partner with Daniel, Towle and Warkentine, and on the Fresno Pacific
University Board of Trustees and Fresno Pacific University Foundation Board of
is a Personal Injury Attorney, and Criminal Defense
has a BS in Child Development and MSW from CSU Fresno, and a PhD in Human
Services from Capella University. She is a Social Work Department professor as well as
Program Director at Fresno Pacific University.
Chief Executive Officer
Human Resource Coordinator,
Social Work Supervisor
Foster Family and Adoption Agency
Social Worker for Foster Family and Adoption
Ranch Program Coordinator
Lead Supervisor House of each house
Child care worker
Awake night staff
Valley Teen Ranch employs many workers that have the heart of a Social Worker
They are truly invested in helping the children become empowered adults by providing routes to
education along with physical and mental health.
The staff teaches open communication , respect for individual differences, and self termination
Points and Discipline at the Ranch
Boys are on a points system that range from 0-3 and have seven different categories that are totaled
twice a day. Any score below 14 results in lost privileges and a 0 in one of any area can result in
chore hours assigned. All scores above 14 are rewarded with extra privileges including video games
and later bedtimes.
Boys also has levels: Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Trans.
Levels determine choice in chores, allowance amount, bedtime, serving order at the table, and outing
PO Box 30188 Lower Hutt 5040, New Zealand
Fostering Kids offers education and support to both foster children and foster parents
The agency offers support groups, local associations, and a hotline number for support
They offer legal support for foster parents under allegations
Their website offers a way for foster parents to give and get support from each other
And many online resources as listed below
Access by birth parents | ADHD | Aging out | Allowance rates | Attachment Disorders |
Autism | Babies with addictions | Behaving “badly” | Behaviour trigger – holidays | Biological
siblings | Books | CYF Practice Policies | Fetal Alcohol Syndrome | Fostering teenagers | Gay
couples | Group family homes | School holiday camps | IRD Tax credits | Life Books | Male
foster carer support | Mentoring kids | Positive discipline | Shame & guilt | Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome | Transitioning between placements | Web links