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

Reimbursement Lawsuit Updated

In 2011 FPAWS filed a lawsuit against the State of Washington, seeking a declaration that the State is failing to meet federal requirements under the Child Welfare Act to reimburse foster parents for costs associated with raising foster children.  Earlier this year, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled that FPAWS has standing to bring the lawsuit and has an enforceable federal right, which means that FPAWS may proceed with its lawsuit.  The Court recently set a

As foster parents we need to know this!

With all the reforms to the way children come into or stay out of the foster care system, one thing remains clear, kids in care are traumatized on some level. We believe that over time, as the system does a better job keeping kids with their families by providing the supports those families need,  it will be the most traumatized kids that stay in the foster care system. It is our job as foster parents to be prepared to handle the challenges these kids face. Chances of a foster parent getting an allegation are about 1 in 7.

FPAWS on Facebook

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FPAWS Survey & Taking in Praise (TIP) and Taking in Concerns (TIC) Sheets

FPAWS CAREGIVER TIC & TIP Sheets  (See the attacchment below)

 

Options for Grandparents and Other Nonparental Caregivers: A Legal Guide for Washington State

 

Legal Voice is pleased to announce the release of a fully revised and updated edition of Options for Grandparents and Other Nonparental Caregivers: A Legal Guide for Washington State. This handbook is for grandparents and other non-parent caregivers regarding legal relationships with the children in their care. Written in plain language, it gives basic information on key areas of family law, juvenile justice issues, and public benefits, including:

 

Treehouse Graduation Success program has expanded to the Spokane & Tacoma areas

Treehouse Graduation Success program has expanded to the Spokane & Tacoma areas. Click this link for more information:

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