Publications

Parent Portfolio Notebook (PPN)

Some of the documents below are available in PDF versions, which requires Adobe Reader software. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download the free Adobe Reader here to view these documents.

The Parent Portfolio Notebook was designed by parents and their professional partners to assist parents in describing their qualifications. The Parent Portfolio Notebook was developed by the Family Resource Center Network of Los Angeles County (FRC’N’LAC)

We invite you to download the PPN and adapt it for use in your community. Please acknowledge Family Resource Centers Network of California as the source.

ASK Passport System

The Abilities, Skills and Knowledge Passport (ASK PASSPORT) system is used to categorize your personal development of abilities, skills and knowledge. It is endorsed by the Family Resource Center Network.

We invite you to download the ASK Passport and adapt it for use in your community. Please acknowledge Family Resource Centers Network of California as the source.

Family-to-Family Support Centers

These documents provide information about the variety of family-to-family support service centers in California.

Health Care Connections

This guide provides families and professionals a description of managed care plans, private health care plans and public programs for which children with special health care needs may be eligible. There are tips on choosing the right plan and health care provider, working with your child’s care providers, keeping records, and advocating for your child when things go wrong. Health Care Connections was developed through a collaboration of four Family Resource Centers in Northern California.

Health Care Connections is available in English, Spanish and Chinese on the Family Voices of California website. Click on Projects.

Early Start Publications

The Department of Developmental Services has posted a number of their publications on their website. To review the list of publications and download them, visit DDS Early Start web site.

Family Resource Centers Network of California Reports

FRC Capacity Assessment Highlights
In October 2003 the Family Resource Centers Network of California (FRCNCA) received a grant from the Administration on Development Disabilities to build the capacity of Early Start Family Resource Centers (FRC) statewide. FRCs participated in a Needs Assessment, which included a Family Resource Center Questionnaire, to assess the current status of FRCs.

Stakeholder Report Highlights
In October 2004 the Family Resource Centers Network of California (FRCNCA) received a grant from the Administration on Development Disabilities to build the capacity of Early Start Family Resource Centers (FRC) statewide. FRCs participated in a Needs Assessment, which included Professional Questionnaires and 15 Family Focus Groups, to assess the current status of FRCs.

Summary Stakeholder Report
The Family Resource Centers Network of California (FRCNCA) received a grant from the Administration on Development Disabilities (ADD) to build the capacity of Early Start Family Resource Centers (FRC) statewide. The FRCNCA developed a two-pronged process for assessing its existing network of services and partnerships, by asking for input from families and from professionals.

Summary Strategic Plan Report
The Steering Committee of Family Resource Centers Network of California (FRCNCA) met monthly from November 2004 through March 2005 to develop a five-year Strategic Plan based on information gleaned from the Summary Stakeholder Report, which was informed by 15 family focus groups and 57 Professional Questionnaires, and the FRC Capacity Assessment.