Information and referral
The Family Health Hotline Take advantage of a free, statewide hotline providing information and referral on health and finding services related to raising children. They can help you with questions on health insurance, nutrition, immunization, child care, child development, children with special needs, and parent/sibling support. Call 1-800-322-2588 (TTY 711) or go to: Within Reach- Essential Resources for Family Health website.
The Family Help Line is a statewide, toll-free line offering information and referral; assistance with problem-solving; advocacy; coaching and support; and that increasingly rare commodity - a listening ear. The Family Help Line is a service of Parent Trust for Washington Children. Further information - including a searchable database of resources, classes, groups, and events in Washington State - can be found at Family Help Line or by calling the Family Help Line at 1-800-932-HOPE (4673).
Through the Eyes of a Child is a useful series of nine fact sheets for grandparents raising grandchildren (birth to age eight) on child development, family relationships, and the importance of contact with birth parents. To read or download the information visit University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Fact Sheets.
Helpful Fact Sheets for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren offers 14 different fact sheets on a variety of topics for grandparents who are providing primary care for their grandchildren. (Also available in Spanish). Developed by University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences. See Grandparents Raising Grandchildren website.
"On Your Lap, In Your Heart" are online resources designed especially for grandparents and grandparent-headed families of children aged birth to three. ZERO TO THREE. Learn more.
Training opportunities for relative caregivers, foster parents, and adoptive parents are available at no cost through the Resource Family Training Institute - RFTI. You will find a listing of available classroom training, interactive on-line training, and videos. Visit the Resource Family Training website.