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Caregiver Connection Monthly Newsletter
October 2016

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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

August 22, 2016
September Health & Safety Visits Emphasizing Physical & Dental Health
At your September health & safety visit, you & the child in your care can anticipate questions about physical & dental health needs.  Caseworkers are placing special emphasis on this topic for the month.  These questions will be in addition to regular inquiries on safety & well‑being.  Information is included here on how you can partner with caseworkers in identifying & addressing these needs. Read the flyer

August 22, 2016
Revised Foster Care WACs go into Effect on September 19th, 2016.
Changes were made to WAC chapters 388-145 Group Care Facilities, 388-147 Child Placing Agencies and Adoption Services, and 388-148 Foster Homes. Please review these changes (link for attachment). The updated WAC language will be available on September 19, 2016 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

June 29, 2016
Apple Health Core Connections
Did you know? Apple Health Core Connections can be reached 24/7 by calling 1-844-354-9876.
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Statewide Foster Parent Recruitment Information Center

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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.