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Maps Training Sites

Location: BGS [map]
Phone: (949) 582-4884
Fax: (949) 364-2513

Nicole Major View profile information for Nicole Loftus Send email to Nicole Loftus
Program Director
(949) 582-4217

Lilia Peterson View profile information for Lilia Peterson Send email to Lilia Peterson
Program Assistant
(949) 582-4884

Office Hours:
Monday- Friday
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Weekends

Foster and Kinship Care Education Program Information and Resources

Important Contacts:

Orange County Social Services Agency, 800 N. Eckoff Orange, CA 92868 (714) 704-3919  

Orangewood Children's Foundation (714) 619-0211

Foster & Kinship Care Liason, Joanna Hussey (714) 704-8255

Foster Care Auxillary, Kathy Harvey (714) 891-2468

Website Links:

Orange County Social Services/Foster Care and Adoption : www.oc4kids.com

National Foster Parent Association: www.nfpainc.org

Foster Ed Connect: www.fosteredconnect.org

Kinship Center: http://www.kinshipcenter.org/

Olive Crest: www.olivecrest.org

Help Me Grow: www.helpmegrowoc.org

Casey Family Programs Foster Care and Child Welfare: http://www.casey.org/


1) HELPING YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL : An Education Handbook for Parents and Caregivers of Children and Youth in the Foster Care System
AYUDANDO A SU NIÑO A TENER ÉXITO EN LA ESCUELA: Manual de Educación para Padres y Proveedores de Cuidado de Niños y Jóvenes en el Sistema de Cuidado Adoptivo Temporal

2) California College Pathways Educational Planning Guide

3) Teaching Independent Living Skills to Your Youth: Ready, Set, Fly-Chart  and Ready, Set, Fly-Checklist for each age group

Important Post-Secondary Education Resource Videos for Foster Youth and Caregivers/Mentors:



2) E.O.P.S.:


3) Orangewood Children's Foundation:


4) How to Apply for College:


5) Money for College:


6) Student Success Story 1:


7) Student Success Story 2:


8) Student Success Story 3:




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