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Caregiver Connection Monthly Newsletter
April 2015

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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

March 16, 2015
The Infant and Early Childhood Conference has announced scholarships now available to cover registration fees and lodging (where applicable) for foster parents and relative caregivers with children ages birth to 6 with developmental delays or disabilities. If you are interested in attending, you can apply on-line for the scholarship and register for workshops at at the same time. NO PAYMENT is required at the time of registration. This conference fills up fast - the deadline for application is March 31, 2015.  Read more about the conference

February 19, 2015
Children who live with a grandparent, aunt, uncle or other relative have much to tell us about what this experience means to them.  The Voices of Children Raised by Grandparents and Other Relatives  is a contest for children in Washington State who are being raised either now or in the past by a relative other than their parentsRead the flyer about contest rules and some really great prizes!  All entries must be submitted or postmarked by April 1, 2015.

February 19, 2015
We Are Family Event - Seattle Safeco Field
On Sunday, April 26th the Seattle Mariners will welcome foster and adoptive parents and relative caregivers to Safeco Field for We Are Family Day.  At 9:30 a.m. the doors open at Safeco’s Ellis Pavilion for the 10:00 a.m. caregiver recognition event. The game begins at 1:10 p.m., with the Mariners taking on the Minnesota Twins.  Visit the Mariner’s website:  and read the flyer (pdf).


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Contact Information

Children's Administration Staff Directories 

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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.