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Bellingham for February 18th ,2017 FPAWS Mini-Conference


Yakima March 23 & 24 ,2017 Mike Canfield will train, Invitation to Aggression Replacement Training at the Yakima Red Lion Conference Center. Look for this  training on the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence  website.


Yakima June 3rd, 2017 FPAWS Mini-Conference


Tacoma April 8th, 2017 FPAWS Mini-Conference


Spokane April 29th ,2017 FPAWS Mini-Conference


Great Wolf Lodge May 5th, 6th, 7th 2017 FPAWS Pacific Northwest Caregivers Conference (Yes, we will be there for Cinco de Mayo!)


FPAWS Mini-Conferences


In 2005, the FPAWS Board chose to take a role in supplementing foster parent training for foster, adoptive and kinship parents. Training was opened to both State foster homes, kinship providers, adoptive parents and private child placement agencies. Our FPAWS Board Members, typically veteran foster parents, foster/adopt parents/ kinship parents and foster care alumni, had experienced the need for training events that are tailored to meet the many challenges of caregivers.  The volunteer FPAWS Board has since delivered over 70 Mini-Conferences around Washington.


FPAWS has built partnerships with the Children’s Administration, Child Placing Agencies, Fostering Together, Fostering Washington, local mental health agencies, local foster parent leaders, CASA/GAL, local resources, independent trainers, the Ombuds Office, Coordinated Care, Tacoma/Pierce County Crime Stoppers and others, to bring current and future caregivers the opportunity to have a strong, healthy fostering experience. There is a strong need for foster parents to feel valued as an important team member.


We are working to grow these conferences to increasingly celebrate caregivers and hope we see you at one or more of them across this great State of Washington.


FPAWS is registered with the IRS as a 501(C) (3) non-profit EIN- 23-7300163 and with the


Washington Secretary of State’s Charities Division #1692