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File #: 19-256    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/28/2019 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 3/26/2019 Final action: 3/26/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution waiving the request for proposals process and authorizing the Human Services Agency and San Mateo County Health to enter into an agreement with the Georgia State University Research Foundation to provide SafeCare(r) certification training in the amount of $122,256 for the term of March 26, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
Attachments: 1. 20190326_r_GSURF, 2. 20190326_a_GSU Research Foundation.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Nicole Pollack, Director, Human Services Agency
Louise Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Subject: Agreement with the Georgia State University National SafeCare(r) Training and Research Foundation

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution waiving the request for proposals process and authorizing the Human Services Agency and San Mateo County Health to enter into an agreement with the Georgia State University Research Foundation to provide SafeCare(r) certification training in the amount of $122,256 for the term of March 26, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

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BACKGROUND:
The National SafeCare(r) and Research Center (NSTRC), founded in 2007 by the Georgia State University Research Foundation (GSURF), is a research and evidenced based parenting education program for families with children ages zero to five that addresses risk factors for child abuse and neglect through three modules: the parent-child relationship, home safety, and child health. Under the SafeCare(r) model, certified providers work with parents or caregivers of children who are at-risk of or reported for child maltreatment and are taught how to interact in a positive manner with their children, recognize hazards in the home, and recognize and respond to symptoms of illness and injury.

The Human Services Agency's (HSA) Children and Family Services branch (CFS) and San Mateo County Health's Family Health Services (FHS) division would like to collaboratively enter into an agreement with the GSURF to provide SafeCare(r) training to staff and implement the SafeCare(r) model in San Mateo County.

DISCUSSION:
This Agreement will provide SafeCare(r) certification training to CFS and FHS staff that specifically serve child welfare clients. GSURF will provide two levels of SafeCare(r) training including: provider training to prepare staff to provide in-home services using the SafeCare...

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