Policies & Statements

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At Stanford Sierra Youth & Families (SSYAF), we are committed to fostering a culture that celebrates and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes creating a workplace and environment that is welcoming and inclusive of different cultures, worldviews, and lived experiences. We know that having varied perspectives and strong community partnerships help generate better ideas and outcomes as it relates to advancing our mission to transform lives by nurturing permanent connections and empowering families to solve challenges together, so every child can thrive.

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Nondiscrimination

It is the policy of Stanford Sierra Youth & Families that all clients/families be treated with respect, dignity and courtesy regardless of age, disability, cultural and linguistic background, race, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and religious or spiritual beliefs.

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Personal Rights

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”).

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Grievances

The agency’s Compliance Officer receives and responds to complaints regarding the practice of therapeutic support by any staff providing services at Stanford Sierra Youth & Families. To file a complaint, contact the Compliance Officer, April Ludwig, LMFT by calling (916) 344-0199 or emailing aludwig@ssyaf.org.