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Welcome to the Foster and Kinship Care Education Training Page!

Here, you will find information on trainings we offer for; Monterey County Resouce Family Approval (RFA) and Continuing Education for RFA's (Relative/ Near Kin and Foster Families with Monterey County Placements).


RFA Orientation

RFA Orientation is a prerequisite for the RFA pre-service training. 

You can register for the RFA Orientation by calling (831)796-1518

RFA Orientations take place every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30PM via Zoom.


RFA Pre-Service Training

RFA Pre-service Training consist of four 3 hour sessions for a total of twelve hours. All sessions are mandatory for completion as well as attending a six hour First Aid/CPR training in order to be RFA approved.

RFA Registration information is provided during RFA Orientation.


First Aid/CPR

First Aid/ CPR is free for Monterey County Resouce Families  (Monterey County Dependent Relative/ Near Kin Caregivers) as funding for this class is provided by the Monterey County Department of Social Services. 


Training on Adoption

This training is two and a half hours long and is for RFA families looking to adopt.


Navigating the Special Education System

Presented by: Bree Nakashima

Topics will include:

The Education issues of children in foster care




Impact of Domestic Violence and Trauma

Topics will include:

Domestic Violence

Impact on children

Impact on families

Impact on society



Successfully Parenting At Risk Kids Topics include: Substance Abuse & Its Effects on Children & Families; The Drug-Exposed Infant, Toddler & Growing Child; Fostering Resilience in At-Risk Children; and Successfully Parenting the Drug-Exposed Child. 


Spanish Cluster

This training is for all caregivers with Monterey County dependents. Topics are varied.


For More information regarding training not yet listed on this site you may email or call (831) 755-6796