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Caregiver Connection Monthly Newsletter
May 2015

Foster Parent Listserv 
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May 22, 2015
Foster Parent Frequently Asked Questions
In response to the Children’s Administration’s (CA) 2014 Foster Parent Survey, we heard you express many questions about CA policy, practice and how that impacts caring for children placed in your homes.  In response CA has developed a “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs) that will live on our website.  Caregivers will soon be able to search by topic for helpful information related to caring for the children placed in your home.  Read more

April 29, 2015
DSHS Foster Parents Speak
2014 Foster Parent Survey

April 28, 2015
Here are some of the foster parent appreciation events for Region 1 South.  If you do not see your local DCFS office identified, please contact your licensor for information about the activities / events planned for your area.

April 24, 2015
Foster Parent Appreciation Month is May.  Watch for information in your area about the local events hosted in honor of our foster parents.  Here is the list for Region 3 North and South.

March 27, 2015
The University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is currently recruiting Foster Parent Co-Trainers and Senior Foster Parent Co-Trainers to train current and prospective foster parents.  Apply now


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Contact Information

Children's Administration Staff Directories 

Get contact information for Children's Administration staff

Fostering Together’s Recruitment Liaisons, Support Groups & Services

Find help and support - training, licensing, questions and support services

Statewide Foster Parent Recruitment Information Center

For information about becoming a foster parent

Call 1-888-KIDS-414 (1-888-543-7414)

Operated by Northwest Resource Associates

Foster Parent Reimbursement & Liability Plans

Brochure - Foster Parent Reimbursement & Liability Plans
(360) 902-0286

Crisis Support Lines for Foster Parents & Relative Caregivers

  • Foster Parent & Caregiver Support line - 1-800-301-1868
    The Foster Parent & Caregiver Support Line provides phone support when foster parents and relative caregivers are in crisis. Children’s Administration social workers answer the calls and can offer behavior management advice, problem solving tips and a listening ear. The support line operates after business hours through CA’s Central Intake.
    ​5:00 pm - 8:00 am Mon - Fri & all weekend hours for emergencies
    Foster Parent Crisis Line FAQ
  • Call your local Children's Office 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon - Fri
  • Call 24 hour Foster Parents Association of Washington State (FPAWS) Line at 1-800-391-CARE or 1-800-391-2273
  • Call a Washington State Mental Health crisis line for local assistance with a mental health crisis.