Child Welfare Services

Child Welfare Services

Child Welfare Services (CWS) assists families by providing services when health and safety issues occur. CWS is dedicated to helping families achieve safety and stability, making sure children are
protected from abusive and potentially harmful situations, and ensuring families in our system receive
the services they need.


Services provided by CWS include but are not limited to:

  • Emergency Response
  • Family Maintenance
  • Family Reunification
  • Resource Family Approval
  • Family Connections
  • Supportive Transition to Adulthood (non-minor dependent)
  • Independent Living Program (ILP)
  • Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (PPLA)
  • Adoption 

 

Child Welfare Services Family Advocate
Child Welfare Services Family Advocate

The Child Welfare Services (CWS) Family Advocate provides assistance to families involved in the CWS system. This may include birth parents, children, relatives, and resource families.

Foster Youth Resources
Foster Youth Resources

As a child or youth in foster care, you may experience many challenges; here are some resources to help you tackle them.

Presumptive Transfers
Presumptive Transfers

A “presumptive transfer” establishes a prompt transfer of responsibility for arranging specialty mental health services from the county of original jurisdiction to the county in which a foster child resides.

Important Information for Relatives
Important Information for Relatives

Click here for important questions and answers for relatives.

Specialized Care Increment (SCI) Policy
Specialized Care Increment (SCI) Policy

This document contains information relating to the Specialized Care Increment (SCI) Policy including eligibility and the process for assessing the appropriateness of granting Specialized Foster Care Rates for a child or Non-Minor Dependent (NMD) placed in a Resource Family Home.


Agency News

Home Safe Program Expands

Home Safe Program Expands

Tulare County HHSA's Adult Protective Services is excited to announce participation in the expansion of the Home Safe program! Through Home Safe, older adults can receive assistance in achieving housing stability.

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California Surgeon General Dr. Diana Ramos shares information on RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), flu, and COVID-19 and tips for how to limit the spread in our families and communities.

Introducing Adventure Paws

Introducing Adventure Paws

Tulare County Animal Services is introducing Adventure Paws, a new program where you can take one of the Tulare County Animal Shelter dogs out for the day and have your own adventure!