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:

Shining Stars 2016

Here are your picks for the Shining Stars for 2016.
These dedicated folks will be honored on May 14th at Great Wolf Lodge during our Shining Stars Awards Banquet. They will also have a Star named after them. Some will be getting there second Star! The attachment is the letter we send to the winners.

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,

FPAWS Vancouver-Mini was a great day!

Coordinated Care was there to explain the new Apple Health for Foster Care Program. Mary Allison Brown,  is our newest addition to the Trainer pool and she  trained on the "Impact of Trauma on Early Brain Development. Mary McGauhey traind on the very important Letters of Understanding, which receives high marks for helping caregivers communicate with the system. Ed Troyer came to train on Social Media Warnings. Folks love this class.

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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