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Resource Family Training Institute

Meet the Trainers

Guardians of dependent children and kinship families are welcome to attend all classes provided statewide by the Resource Family Institute, free of charge, whether or not you are licensed.

Linda Falcocchio

Linda Falcocchio

Linda Falcocchio earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington, Tacoma, and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Humboldt State University, in California. As President of the Social Work Student Organization at University of Washington, she worked with the community and Interactive Technologies for foster parent training on the web. Special topic trainings included national speakers on kinship care and independent living skills and suicide prevention.

Her early career was working with Pierce County as a Manager for the Pierce County Community Action Agency serving the Peninsula Community with low income senior citizens and families. Accomplishments include working with the community task force for low income housing, transportation and the local food bank in the Peninsula area.

In 1990, she started to work as a social worker with Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Children's Administration. Her experience as a social worker includes, child protective services, child welfare services, adoption finalization and Supervision for the Adoption unit in Region 5. She has extensive court work in testimony on behalf of the rights of children. She continues to do work with adoption home studies and adoption post placement assessments of families in the private sector. As a child advocate, she is assigned as a Guardian ed Litem in superior court family custody disputes.

At Washington State, Office of Foster Care Licensing in King and Pierce counties, she was a foster family home licensor for three years. She transitioned to the Social Health Program Manger position in Region 5, Tacoma office, with the Resource Family Training Institute for kinship care, foster care, and adoption as a Trainer.

Opening your home as a foster parent creating a world for abused and neglected children in shaping their life is an important resource to our children. Education is the key to building a safe and nurturing environment in building s home. Stand for the children and explore your ability to affect each other's lives.

Contact Linda:

Phone: 253-983-6474
Email: Fali300@dshs.wa.gov

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