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Kern County Network for Children

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Strengthening Families, Building Futures

Kern County Network for Children serves many functions benefiting children and families in Kern County. We are currently responsible for the following key projects:

  • Administrative and fiscal agent for Kern County’s Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) program, including the development of Differential Response in specific Family Resource Centers.
  • Administrative and fiscal agent for Kern County’s Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment (CAPIT) program.
  • Administrative and fiscal agent for Kern County’s Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) grant and the county’s Children’s Trust Fund.
  • Administrative home of Kern’s Foster Youth Services program and AB490 liaison activities.
  • Designated by the Kern County Board of Supervisors as the Child Abuse Prevention Council for the County of Kern.
  • Development and coordination of Kern Cares, an advocacy group and website ( committed to promoting public awareness of the abuse and neglect of children and the resources available for intervention and treatment.
  • Host of Kern County’s Leadership Development program.
  • Implementation, Evaluation, and Oversight of Differential Response Services throughout Kern County.
  • Provider of oversight, coordination, and technical assistance to Kern County’s system of Accredited Local Community Collaboratives.
  • Training provider for county agencies, schools, and community-based organizations.
  • Lead coordination body of integrated services to children and families of Kern County. Improved service integration is the primary goal of all KCNC’s policy-related activities including:
    • Administrators and Coordinators Team (ACT)
    • Administrative Technical Assistance Committee (ATAC)
    • Foster Youth Services Advisory Committee (FYSAC)
    • Kern County Collaborative
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