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Caregiver Connection Monthly Newsletter
October 2015

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October 1, 2015
Foster parents and relative caregivers often wonder if their efforts with children in their care really makes a difference.  And the resounding answer is YES!  Watch the video of Seattle Seahawks # 88 - Jimmy Graham, Tight End. The video tells his remarkable story about how a loving, stable home with a single mom changed the trajectory of his life. Watch the video

September 28, 2015
Please read the letter from Jennifer Strus about the Children’s Administration Foster Parent Consultation (CAFPT – 1624) Team nominations and elections.  All licensed foster parents are eligible to nominate and vote on their local representative to the team.  If you would like to know more about this volunteer opportunity and the role of the elected representatives, please contact the individual identified from your area on the nomination form.   Nomination Form (Word)

September 14, 2015
Emergency WAC 388-148-1320 and 388-145-1335
Our Emergency WAC 388-148-1320 and 388-145-1335 went into effect on 9/10/15. The WAC is more specific on how to proceed with someone with positive TB due to latent TB and allows for a medical exemption for individuals that would have a severe medical consequence due to the influenza vaccination.

The public comment period for the following proposed rule changes is now through October 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Read more

August 24, 2015
In response to the wildfires impacting many areas in Washington and the western United States, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has shared a good resource for families and children.

August 19, 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 lives on our website.  Caregivers can search by topic for helpful information related to caring for the children placed in your home.  Read more

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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.