EDUCATION: 

Local Resources
   A CASA's Guide to Special Education Support and Advocacy
   A CASA's Guide to Post-Secondary Education and Employment
   Educational Liaisons with San Mateo County Foster Youth Services: 
         Renee Vorrises, North County Service Area, rvorrises@smcgov.org, (650) 877-5603
         Lauren Sneed, South County Service Area, lsneed@smcgov.org, (650) 599-5972
         Rosanna Anderson, Mid-County Service Area, rjanderson@smcgov.org, (650) 802-6510
Literature
   Alliance for Children's Rights Foster Youth Education Toolkit 
   Disability Rights Special Education Roles and Responsibilities
Educational Rights Holder Resources
   Guidance for CASA of SMC Educational Rights Holders
   Educational Rights Holder Fact Sheet
   JV-535 (template for court document assigning an Educational Representative)
   JV-537 (template for reporting to the Court)

MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH:

Local Resources
   Behavioral Health & Recovery Services
   StarVista
   Edgewood
Literature
   
Child Trauma Academy
   The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics 
   CASA Conversations: Psychotropic Meds
   National Institute of Mental Health Fact Sheets
   ACEs Connection Network
   

Placement/Permanency:

Local Resources
   San Mateo County Foster Parent Handbook
   San Mateo County Foster Care and Adoption   
   Edgewood Kinship San Mateo County   
   State of CA Foster Care Rates Group Home Facility Listing
   State of CA THP+ Foster Care Rates
Literature
   Step Up for Kin
   Placement of Foster Children with Relatives  
   Adoption Assistance for Foster Children
   AdoptUSKids

Early Childhood Development: 

Local Resources
   4Cs (Child Care Coordinating Council)
   Institute for Human Social Development: Early Head Start, ages 0-3; Head Start, ages 3-5; services for special needs.
   SMCOE State Preschools
Literature
   CDC's Learn the Sign Act Early
   CDC's Developmental Milestones Checklist (0-5)
   ACF's Guide to Developmental Screening

Regional Centers/Developmental Disabilities

Local Resources
  
Golden Gate Regional Center
         Golden Gate Regional Center Services
         Golden Gate Regional Center Presentation
Literature
  
Disability Rights Lanterman Act Manual
   "Fifth Category" Regional Center Eligibility
   Regional Center Basics

Medical/Dental Needs:

Local Resources
   Medi-Cal
   Health Plan of San Mateo County
   Ravenswood Family Health Center
   Orthodontia: Smile for a Lifetime
Literature
   Medical Consent for Foster Children

Healthy Futures Networking Meeting  Materials                                                                                                                        Presentation Agenda                                                                                                                                                                                 Healthcare Issues for Children in Foster and Kinship Care                                                                                                                Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Child Trauma                                                                                                     Parenting After Trauma                                                                                                                                                                       Public Health Nurse Resources                                                                                                                                                       Resources and Articles                                                                                                                                                                       Healthy Futures Presentation Slides                                                                                                                                                     Public Health Nurse Duties & Contact Information                                                                                                                           Health Contact Form

Activities & Opportunities

Local Resources
   Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CASA Resource Grants ($250)
   San Mateo County Children's Fund
   SF Fun Cheap
   Bay Area Kid Fun

Transitioning Teens

Local Resources
Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP): workshops and one-on-one support for youth in long-term foster care
      Jeffrey Jefferson at jjefferson@unitycare.org
      Esperanza Jacuinde at ejacuinde@unitycare.org, 650-834-2442     
DCFS Education and Employment Specialists: County staff providing foster youth ages 17-24 with employment and post-    high school education support. 
      Steve Axberg, saxberg@smcgov.org, (650) 599-5911
      Melina Cortez, macortez@smcgov.org, (650) 599-5958

   A CASA's Guide to Post-Secondary Education and Employment
   Project Change: Community College support for juvenile offenders
   California Youth Connection (CYC) San Mateo County Chapter  
        Regional Coordinator: Kate Teague, kate@calyouthconn.org
Literature
   
AB12 Question of the Week

VISITATION: 

Literature
   Supporting Visitation
   Foster Parents Role in Visitation

SEXUAL HEALTH & FAMILY PLANNING

Local Resources
  Health Connected: http://www.health-connected.org/
  Daly City Youth Health Center

Literature
  Foster Youth Pregnancy Prevention
  Teen Legal Guide to Sex, Pregnancy, & Parenting

Immigration

Local Resources
   International Institute of the Bay Area
   Community Legal Services
Literature
   Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS): Info for Child Welfare Workers

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Local Resources 
   Rape Trauma Services
   Communities Overcoming Sexual Abuse (CORA)
   The Keller Center
Literature
  National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC):

Local Resources
The R.I.S.E. Program
Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting & Serving Sexually Exploited Youth (MISSEY)

Literature
   CSEC Fact Sheet

LGBTQ

Literature
   Caring for LGBTQ Children & Youth: A Guide for Child Welfare Providers
   CASA Conversations: Gender Identity
   The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics