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February 12, 2016
Children’s Administration has created a new searchable employee directory.  The directory will allow you to search using a number of features, including first or last name, region, office, city and title.  The “Detail” link displayed with the results also provides the supervisor’s name and contact information. The directory will be updated continuously, to provide greater accuracy of information.  Go to the Children's Administration employee directory

February 10, 2016

We are family logoThe Seattle Mariners and Children’s Administration (CA) announce the 8th annual We Are Family event set for Sunday, May 1, 2016.  This day celebrates National Foster Care Month (May) and Kinship Caregiver Day (May 18th).  We Are Family also recognizes CA staff, community partners and stakeholders who support these amazing caregivers.  The flyer provides information on ticket purchases.  Make plans now to attend the morning recognition ceremony and afternoon ball game where the Mariners will take on the 2015 World Series Champions the Kansas City Royals. Read the flyer

November 10, 2015
Foster Parents and Relative Caregivers with teens placed in your home who are 11 – 15 years of age – this information is for you!  Connecting is a prevention-focused program, to help strengthen family relationships and help caregivers develop skills to reduce risky behavior among teens. Researchers at the University of Washington pilot tested Connecting to find out if it works with caregivers of children in foster care and found promising results from this easy to use, high impact intervention. They are looking for 260 foster youth and their caregivers to participate in the study.  Read more about how you can participate in Connecting and the positive comments already made by caregivers.

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Statewide Foster Parent Recruitment Information Center

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Call 1-888-KIDS-414 (1-888-543-7414)

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Foster Parent Reimbursement & Liability Plans

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