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

How to Thank Tulare County Veterans

How to Thank Tulare County Veterans

The Veterans Services Office (VSO) is dedicated to serving Tulare County veterans and their families. Many veterans are unaware of the services and benefits they could be receiving, and others need help to understand the paperwork required to file claims. The VSO can make the process of obtaining benefits easier. 

What is the Community Care Coalition?

What is the Community Care Coalition?

The Community Care Coalition (CCC) was established in April of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to address the need to combine resources, response, and planning efforts throughout Tulare County. The CCC is made up of over 50 partner organizations that are committed to focusing on coordinated service-delivery efforts.   

K/T AAA: Connecting the Aging Population to a Wide Array of Programs

K/T AAA: Connecting the Aging Population to a Wide Array of Programs

The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging (K/T AAA) was created in 1965 to be the leading local authority and advocate for issues and concerns facing adults as they age. K/T AAA can connect the aging population to a wide array of programs and services tailored to their specific needs.

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends. Held the second Saturday of each month, walks start at 8:30 a.m. and are held at Blain Park in Visalia.