California Adoption >> Culver City Agencies>> WESTSIDE CHILDREN'S CENTER


  • Agency Name
  • Agency Location
  • 5721 W. SLAUSON AVE., #200
    CULVER CITY, CA 90230
  • Contact Phone
  • (310) 846-4100
  • Contact Name
  • License Number
  • 197804923
  • Services Offered
  • Foster Care and Adoption; Comprehensive Services; Strengthening Families; Early Education
  • Description
  • At Westside Children’s Center, we provide thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs, family strengthening interventions for families at risk of abusing or neglecting their children, foster care and adoption services, and a range of vital, integrated services, such as disabilities screenings/advocacy, nutrition, parenting classes, counseling, bilingual domestic violence classes, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations. Our highly-trained and dedicated child development and child welfare experts ensure that each child receives the tailored supports that she and her family need to be prepared for success in school and beyond.
  • Adoption Process
  • The three steps to becoming a foster or foster/adopt family through WCC are detailed below. WCC’s friendly, knowledgeable professionals will support you throughout the process. Step 1: Getting to know WCC. Give us a call! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here for you every step of the way. The process begins with an orientation to introduce you to WCC, our mission, and our foster and foster-adopt programs as well as to answer any questions you have. At that point, if you are interested in moving forward with the process, you will complete an application and sign up for one of our MAPP (Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) courses. Step 2: Getting to know you. In order to become certified, all interested foster parents must complete a MAPP course, a 21-hour, seven-week training offered four times a year and designed to: Prepare prospective foster parents to care for foster children; Prepare prospective foster parents to work with children’s families of origin as they work to reunify with their children; Help potential foster parents decided whether becoming a foster parent is right path for them. During this course, WCC will provide facilitate the process for every adult living in the home to obtain a fingerprint background check, including the Child Abuse Index. In addition, the family will be asked to provide background information on each family member. Lastly, one of WCC’s licensed clinical social workers will perform a family assessment, or “home study,” to ensure that your home and your family are prepared for a foster child to join you. The social worker will conduct individual and family interviews and walk with you through your home to show you what needs to be done to satisfy state regulations. This home study is a perfect opportunity for you to ask any questions or bring up any concerns that you may have. This process of certification can take anywhere from three to six months from the time you begin the MAPP course. Step 3: Making co
  • District Office
  • LA & TRI-COASTAL CR (32)
  • District Office Phone
  • (323) 981-3300

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