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:
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.
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.
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.