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Great Wolf Lodge - May 4,5,6 2018 Pacific Northwest Caregivers Conference. 12 hours of training, food, toys, great people and the waterpark! May 6th we celebrate Social Workers, Elected Officials, Organizations and Caregivers nominated by you at our Night of Shining Stars. 


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