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Caregiver Connection Monthly Newsletter
December 2017

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November 22, 2017
Revised Foster Care and Group Care WACs go into Effect on November 24, 2017
Changes were made to WAC chapters 388-145 Group Care Facilities and 388-148 Foster Homes. The updated WAC language will be available on November 27, 2017 at . The language will also be updated on the legislative website at approximately two weeks later. Thank you to all that provided feedback, public comment, and participated in this process.  Read the new language

November 6, 2017
National Adoption Month 2017 Teens Need Families, No Matter What
National Adoption Month is an initiative of the Children's Bureau with a goal to increase national awareness and bring attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. foster care system. Washington State celebrates with foster children and their adoptive families as their adoptions are finalized in courts across the state. The public is welcome to attend any of these events to witness the creation of new families through adoption. Read more

September 20, 2017
2018 Seattle Mariners “We Are Family” Day
Children’s Administration is looking for a teenage girl to throw out the ceremonial First Pitch at the 2018 Seattle Mariners “We Are Family” day in late May 2018. Read more

September 5, 2017
Notification that the DLR WAC Rule-Making is in Process
The rulemaking procedure is in process for the  Division of Licensed Resources (DLR) WACs. The proposed changes will affect the Division of Licensed Resources minimum licensing requirements for the specific WACs noted in the attachment for the 388-145 for Group Care Facilities and 388-148 for Child Foster Homes. DLR filed the CR-102 and the proposed WAC language is attached (SHS-4631.5).

The public comment period for the following rule changes is now through October 10, 2017 at 5:00pm. Read more


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Call 1-888-KIDS-414 (1-888-543-7414)

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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.