Tuolumne County is both socially and geographically unique with over 1.45 million rural acres containing a diverse and relatively small population, including distinctive groups of youth involved in the child welfare system. Because Tuolumne County’s population is spread over such a large area, receiving services can be a challenge for those living remotely due to distance, weather, and lack of accessible public transportation. Caregivers and providers serving Tuolumne County foster youth require an array of specialized knowledge and skills to effectively support the needs of the children and families served by Tuolumne County Child Welfare Services (CWS).
In 2020, Chabot- Las Positas Community College District began a program administering Title IV-E Training services in Tuolumne County. With the success of the initial program CLPCCD and Tuolumne County Child Welfare Services have continued their relationship to help support youth in the system. Some areas of focus have been Training and Case Consultation; Support and Training for System of Care Implementation, Trauma Informed De-Escalation Skill Building for Resource Parents and Intensive Services Foster Care homes, and Motivational Interviewing for Improved Communication Skills with Youth. We are excited to have this program grow further as Tuolumne County Child Welfare Services begins to work with community partners.
CLICK HERE if you are interested in contracting with the Contract Education Department of Chabot-Las Positas Community College District to provide training services to providers and caregivers serving dependent children/youth and their families in Tuolumne County.