Family Advocacy and Support
Family Partners and Youth Advocates offer their own personal experiences and advocacy skills as a valuable layer of support to the youth and families in all Stanford Sierra Youth & Families’ programs. Having similar experiences in their past, these important partners empower young people and their families to lead their own care teams to get their needs met. Family Partners are staff members who have personal experience in the child welfare, mental health or juvenile justice systems as a consumer and/or as a parent/caregiver.
In accordance with the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 6, it is the policy of Stanford Sierra Youth & Families that all certified Foster Parents and approved Resource Families will be informed on the rights of youth and non-minor dependents (hereinafter “youth”). All youth have legal, civil, and human rights that must be protected if they are to achieve their full potential. All Foster Parents and Resource Families will ensure that the youth’s personal rights are respected.
To read more about the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 6 please see the publication provided by the California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division.