Night of Shining Stars Awards Banquet and Silent Auction May 16th

 

On this night caregivers recognize those who rise above the rest when it comes to caring for these kids in care and the families that choose to take them in.
We need your input! Which Social Woker, Politician or Agency in your region deserves special recognition? 
Download this form and send it to Shala Crow
These tickets are free for conference attendees. To purchase additional tickets go to the registration page. 

 

Kids Kamp Application 2015

It is time for us to figure out which kids will be attending Kids Kamp at the 2015 Pacific Northwest Caregivers Conference.

Regina and Chris Forward along with their volunteers at Kids Kamp do an amazing job. Regina will be reviewing applications and communicating with Kids Kamp Families.

Applications will need to be received by April 15 for consideration. If an applicant does not receive an email from Regina within two weeks of applying, there has been a breakdown and applicants should reach out to Regina. 

Are You Ready for PNWCC at Great Wolf Lodge May 15,16,17 - 2015

As we get ready for the Pacific Northwest Caregivers Conference next May, we will post things here that we hope are helpful for your planning needs. 

1. Our "waiting for Mike to get the registration page done" list is full. We still want you to register so we know how many rooms to add to the current block.We currently have 150 rooms at the $129.00 rate ($163 after taxes and fees).  We have a few larger suites at $279 plus tax and fees. (Grand Bear and Majestic Bear). If you need a handicapped room let us know at fpaws@fpaws.org 

US Senate Passes Bill to Prevent Child Sex Trafficking, to the President for Signature

Senate Passes Bill to Prevent Child Sex Trafficking, to the President for Signature

(From an email to Ret. Justice Bobbe Bridge)

Justice Bridge,

 

New Caregiver Guidelines

The Prudent Parenting law became effective on June 12, 2014.

Clothing Vouchers

In a July 24, 2014 meeting with Jennifer Strus, Assistant Secretary Children’s Administration, she agreed that children coming into a  foster home without sufficient clothing are entitled to a $200 clothing voucher. Jennifer adds that it will take time for the word to trickle down to the Social Workers, so if there are any issues she would like foster parents to take it up the chain until you get the voucher. If you have any questions, contact FPAWS.  

Lawsuit Media Statement 12-8-14

12-8-14 Media Release

In conjunction with a lawsuit filed by the Foster Parents Association of Washington State (“FPAWS”), on behalf of foster families who welcome those children into their homes; please see the Media Statement below regarding the settlement of the lawsuit [FPAWS v. Quigley, et al, No. 3:11-cv-05051-BHS (W.D. Wash)].  

Children’s Administration and the “Prudent Parenting” law.

Legislature passes Senate Bill 6497

 

WAC regarding the Extended Foster Care Program

 

This message is being sent on behalf of Edith Hitchings, Director of Program and Policy

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