Publications Library

The Department maintains a library of over 1,000 publications available to the public. Department publications are listed below by number, title and program area.

All publications are available as PDF files. Some are offered as videos and many can be ordered free of charge from the printing department. Many publications are translated into foreign languages. View the list of possible languages.

To order a hard copy of a publication, please visit My Fulfillment Store Front. To order a hard copy of a publication from the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing, please email Kelly Robison.

Children and Family Services - Adoption, Foster Parenting, Licensing, Training and more

Number Publication Title Download Publication Request Print Copy (when available) Languages for Print (when available)?
22-1537 Caregiver Tips for Pregnant and Parenting Youth
  • English
  • Spanish
22-1538 Guidebook for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
22-1539 Social Worker Tips for Pregnant and Parenting Youth
22-1540 Teen Fathers Tips for Your in State Foster Care
22-1541 Teen Mothers Tips for Youth in State Foster Care
22-1548 College Financial Aid to Washington State Foster Youth

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1564 Washington State Education and Training Voucher Program Guidelines

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
BLKH300@dshs.wa.gov
22-1577 Infant Safe Sleep Guidelines
22-163 Protecting the Abused & Neglected Child

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1632 Rights of Children and Youth in Foster Care

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1688 Guide to Shared Planning Meetings

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-1714 Caregiver Tip Sheet

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-1715 Parent Tip Sheet

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-1716 Caseworker Tip Sheet

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-1741 Caregivers and Court Dependency Process

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
ArnesSC@dshs.wa.gov
22-1746 Reporting Responsibilities for Foster Parents WAC 388-148
22-1763 Reporting Responsibilities for Group Care Facilities WAC 388-145
22-1765 Kinship Care: Relative and Suitable Other Placement

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-320 The Little Fox - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Birth to 5 years)

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-356 The Little Mask - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (6 to 11 years)

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-359 Sees No Danger & Wanders Afar - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (12 to 17 years)

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-360 Travels in Circles - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (18 to 22 years)

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-448 Family Reconciliation Services - Keeping Families Together

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-451 Foster Home Complaint Process

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
  • Spanish
22-485 Life Story Book for Children - This Is My Story

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-492 A Relative's Guide to Child Welfare Services (Currently being revised)

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-533 Caregiver Guidelines For Foster Childhood Activities

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-573 EndHarm Card

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-578 Shaken Baby Syndrome

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
  • Spanish
strengtheningfamilies@del.wa.gov
22-599 Family Decision Making

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
WUPA300@dshs.wa.gov
22-704 Adoption Search in Washington State, Finding Connections to the Past

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-800 Child Abuse & Neglect Wallet Card - Know the signs

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-816 Education Advocacy Program - Improving Education Outcomes for Children and Youth in Foster Care

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-829 We Want to Hear From You - Flyer

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
  • Spanish
22-830 We Want to Hear From You - Wallet Card

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
  • Spanish

Developmental Disabilities

Number Publication Title Download Publication Request Print Copy (when available) Languages for Print (when available)?
Meeting the mental health needs for people with intellectual disabilities
Reporting Abuse and Neglect
DDA - Housing Partnership flyer
  • English
22-1173 Developmental Disabilities Administration Assessment - About services and supports

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1174 Developmental Disabilities Administration Assessment - Information

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1244 People with disabilities are at a greater risk of being hit by a car

Is print copy available? no

If yes, click here to request copy.

22-1463 Employment Support Services for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
  • Cambodian
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Laotian
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
22-1673 IFS Waiver Flyer

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
  • Cambodian
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Laotian
  • Russian
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • Other Languages
22-1679 Required Documentation for DDA Eligibility

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English
22-1719 Person Centered Plan Facilitator Flyer
22-1720 Community Engagement Flyer
22-1721 Supported Parenting Provider Flyer
22-1722 Peer Mentor Flyer
22-1743 Community Engagement and Community Guide Fact Sheet
22-1753 DDA My Page Profile

Is print copy available? yes

If yes, click here to request copy.

  • English