2019 Night of Shining Stars Nomination Form

Awards Nomination Form is attached 

In support and celebration of the challenging work our social workers, elected officials and organizations perform, nominations from foster parents and other caregivers for those we should recognize at GWL on May 5th, 2018. We will name Stars after each recipient. We would like your nominations for the following categories:

October 2017 CA Policy Roll-Out Summary

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:

 

Great Wolf Lodge Dates to Save and Share

 

Please Save & Share these dates! (not everyone gets our emails)

 

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:

2009 Moving a Child Policy

POLICY SUMMARY

(Practice Change)

Considerations & Notification for Placement Moves

July 2009

When is it effective? July 26, 2009

What does it mean to me?

RA approval is required prior to any placement move for a child who has been in the same placement for 12 months or

longer, except under the following circumstances:

 The child must be moved quickly because safety concerns prevent the child from remaining in the current

placement.

Note: If Division of Licensed Recourses (DLR) CPS investigator assesses a child’s safety is in jeopardy,

University of Washington pilot tested Connecting

Foster Parents and Relative Caregivers with teens placed in your home who is 11 – 15 years of age – this information is for you!

Get Help Early: Washington State's Early Psychosis Initiative

Over-Payment Issue Update 9-24-15

For those that are not aware, many foster parents have been receiving over-payment notices that they didn't neccesarily owe, dating back to 6 years ago, and some for thousands of dollars. This has caused a huge stir in the foster care world. Shala Crow of Fostering Together brought this to the latest 1624 meeting as an issue. A few weeks later Beth and I met with Jennifer to follow up and Jennifer has taken action. Here is a note from Jenenifer Strus.

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