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November 2016
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November 9, 2016
Children’s Administration is grateful to the Seattle Pacific Science Center for their partnership in helping meet the needs of children in out of home care.
The Seattle Pacific Science Center has just announced its new FREE Youth Access Membership to dependent children and youth who are in the care and custody of Children’s Administration and are:

  • in licensed foster care, or
  • placed by Children’s Administration with a relative caregiver

Read the flyer

November 23, 2016
Coordinated Care offices are closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving weekend. If a child is placed in your home over the weekend or if a child already in your home needs medical care, you can still access health care services. The 24 hour nurse line is still available and can be reached at 1-844-354-9876 (TTD/TTY: 711). The nurse can answer questions about health care as well as assist with pharmacy approvals.
Another tool that can help when a child doesn't have their Apple Health Core Connections card, is the Interim Voucher.
Thank you for opening your hearts and homes all year long.

October 21, 2016
During November health & safety visits, caseworkers will ask about the mental health & behavioral needs of the child in your care. Read more

 

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Children's Administration Employee Directory

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Caregivers Communication Guide

Who to contact if you have a question or concern about the child in your care

Meet Our Recruitment Partners Who Support You

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
nealmip@dshs.wa.gov

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.