Resources for Families of Foster Youth Victims

Supporting an individual who has experienced abuse can be a lot to take on. Refer to the following resources to understand how to best support your close community:

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are known to have an affect on development and future health. In 1995 Kaiser and the Center for Disease Control teamed up to conduct a study on the impact of trauma.

The Center for Youth and Wellness utilizes the ACEs study to combat childhood adversity. 

The Child Welfare Information Gateway aims to promote strong and thriving families.

The California Foster Youth Education Resource Hub provides information and resources pertaining to foster youth and the interplay of education and child welfare systems.

To read about The Four S's of Parenting: Dan Siegel's Whole-Brain Child (seen, safe, soothed, secure), visit

To find contact information for your county to report suspected child abuse or neglect, click here.

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    Produced by the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) with funding from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Victim Services Branch with funding made possible through the United States Department of Justice, Victims of Crime Act, 2015-VA-GX-0058.

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