TIES PREP is held on 3 consecutive Mondays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC). Parking is available and pizza and water are provided. The 2016 TIES PREP Sessions are scheduled for:
Please note if both parents in a couple are attending TIES PREP together, at least one parent must attend all 3 sessions to be counted as having completed the TIES PREP curriculum. To sign up for TIES Preparation (TIES PREP) Sessions, please contact our DCFS Liaison, Kimmey Howard, at 323-965-6125.
After completing the TIES Preparation Sessions, a referral for TIES services can be made by contracting your Child Social Worker (CSW) to facilitate a referral to TIES on the child’s behalf or contacting TIES Case Manager directly at 310-794-7743.
If you or the CSW have any questions, please contact:
If you have not attended TIES Preparation classes but is adopting or have adopted a child from foster care and live in West Los Angeles (Service Planning Area 5, SPA 5), you may obtain TIES services through DCFS’s Adoption Promotion and Support Services (APSS) program. All APSS referrals for TIES services must be made by a DCFS social worker. You must contact your Child Social Worker (CSW) and request that he/she complete an APSS referral for TIES services. If your CSW has any questions, he/she may contact:
After the child’s adoption is finalized, parents must contact Post Adoption Services to have a Post Adoption Service Worker facilitate an APSS referral:
If you have already received TIES services in the past and you wish to receive TIES services again, please contact:
If you have any questions regarding eligibility of services or are having any difficulty obtaining a referral for TIES services, please contact the TIES Case Manager at 310-794-7743 or the TIES main clinic at 310-825-6110.