Alliance CaRES sits within the greater Alliance work and specifically targets supporting Washington state caregivers. The program offers support groups, resourcs and guidance at all stages of the caregiver journey.
- The Foster Parents Association of Washington State: FPAWS is a non-profit corporation chartered in 1973 that provides support and services to foster families throughout the state of Washington.
Resources for Becoming a Licensed Foster Parent
- Learn more about Caregiver Core Training Online: A guide to the Alliance's multisession eLearning course.
- Becoming a Foster Parent: The Department of Children, Youth, and Families' comprehensive collection of resources on becoming a licensed foster parent in WA state.
- Training Requirements: A list of trainings required to become a licensed foster parent.
- Online Support Group: Facilitated by Coordinated Care Washington, Inc., this group for adoptive, kinship and foster parents offers education and support. Six dates are scheduled.
- Caregiver Continuing Education courses by category: Licensed caregivers are required to complete continuing education per licensing standards. See which courses meet which categories to meet your training needs.
- Frequently Asked Questions: More helpful information on becoming a foster parent.
- Commonly Used DCYF Acronyms: A guide to help understand terms.
- Kinship Care Resources: Information for people caring for the child of a relative.
- Kinship Navigators and Support Groups: A directory of Kinship Navigators, Resource Persons, and Support Groups
- Foster Parenting and Kinship Care Newsletter: News, information and updates from DCYF.
- Caregiver Connection newsletter archive: Search by issue.