Need to chat with another Foster Parent who has “been there, done that?”

Peer Partner Educators (PPEs) are CISS employees who are experienced Foster Parents. The PPE staff provide support to Resource Families (licensed Ventura County Foster Parents.) Families are matched with a PPE who lives near them and/or who has expertise to provide mentoring for the needs of the children currently in care. Phone support, in-person mentoring and training, information and resource referrals, as well as group support meetings are organized and lead by the PPE staff throughout the County. This program is funded through the Ventura County Community College District in coordination with Foster VC Kids.


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Resources for Families: Recursos Familiares:
PPE Welcome Letter Paquete de Bienvenida
Placement Tips for Caregivers Consejos de Colocación para los Cuidadores
New Placement Guide Nueva Guía de Colocación
LIC9225 Pre-Placement Questionnaire LIC9225 en Español
OTC Med Log Lista de Control de Medicamentos Sin Receta
Med/Dental Treatment Form Fax Forma de Tratamiento Medico/Dental Fax
Children’s Services Auxiliary Guidelines  
*Caregiver Resource Guide *Recursos disponibles para Familias de Crianza y Parentela
List of Doctors and Dentists: Proveedores Médicos y Dentales:
Ojai/Ventura Ojai/Ventura
Oxnard/Camarillo Oxnard/Camarillo
Santa Paula/Fillmore/Piru Santa Paula/Fillmore/Piru
Simi Valley/Thousand Oaks Simi Valley/Thousand Oaks

CISS Foster Peer Partner Educators:

  • Gina Sebring, Simi Valley
  • Rochelle Hansen, Simi Valley
  • Leeann Cunningham-Mesa, Moorpark/Camarillo (Bilingual)
  • Liz Thiele, Moorpark/Camarillo
  • Sonia Correa, Oxnard/Port Hueneme (Bilingual)
  • Natalie Torres, Ventura/Santa Paula/Fillmore/Piru (Bilingual)

If you are interested in being matched with a PPE, please contact our office and ask for Edith (805) 384-0983 x852.

Check out the GREAT additional resources for Foster Parents and Resource Families on the Foster VC Kids website by clicking the link below!

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