As a convenience to our visitors, this page may contain links to external websites that are not managed or controlled by the County of Ventura. Foster VC Kids, a program of Ventura County Children and Family Services. There are many children waiting for safe, loving and nurturing homes. Consider helping to fill that need.
Foster care is a relationship of fostering. Fostering is the process of helping a child grow to be an accepted, thriving member of the community, supported to reach their potential and live in a secure, safe and nurturing home. The process of fostering pairs committed families with children in foster care, and whenever appropriate, their birth families. Families work together to establish stability for the child and encourage growth in mind, body and spirit of both the child and their birth family. The goal is to encourage and foster growth in positive ways, to help children and families recognize their strengths, to work on their weaknesses and to seek a better life. When parents are unable to safely care for their children, we seek fostering and kinship caregivers who can provide the loving, committed, skilled care that the child needs, while working effectively with our Child Welfare team to achieve the best possible permanency option for that child.
Foster Care is by definition a temporary situation. Our goal is to help families stabilize and reunify whenever possible, serving best interests of the child. When reunification is not possible, we seek families to adopt and create stable, loving, forever homes for children in care. Why do children enter foster care? Children enter foster care for a number of reasons. In Ventura County, the majority of children removed from their homes is due to general neglect. General neglect is when a parent or caregiver fails to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, medical care or supervision.
Make efforts, as team members with the children’s caseworkers, toward reunifying the children with their birth families. Fostering families make a lifelong commitment to be a part of these children’s lives, regardless of where they are. Provide a positive role model to birth families. Sound like a mission you could undertake? Find out more about becoming a fostering parent. As a convenience to our visitors, this page may contain links to external websites that are not managed or controlled by the County of Ventura. Academic English The English language ability required for academic achievement in context-reduced situations, such as classroom lectures and textbook reading assignments.
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