Coaching for Caregivers: Teaming for Visitation

Coaching sessions are utilized to address a caregiver's specific needs and build specific skills. Identified goals are created and progress towards those goals is measured by both the learner and the coach after the session.

This Coaching Session for Caregivers builds upon information contained in Caregivers Core Training (CCT) and additional training around the importance of visitation. Caregivers will learn their role in visitation, including how they can support the child, and will more deeply understand the pivotal role that visitation plays in supporting children’s relationships with birth families. Participants will gain skills to successfully team with others involved in the child’s visitation, and will explore how to be a resource to birth families. This coaching session includes activities that allow the caregiver to assess the effects of visitation on the child(ren) in their care and create a plan to address any concerns which may arise in the future.

Audience Description: 

Caregivers, licensed, unlicensed, relative and fictive kin

Delivery Method: 
Coaching Session
Training Level: 
.5; 1; 1.5; 2; 2.5; 3
Is this course eligible for STARS credit?: 
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

To request this coaching session, please use the list below to identify your local trainer. When emailing them, state in the subject line “Request for Coaching for Caregivers: Teaming for Visitation”.

Eastern Washington

Region 1—Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan Counties: contact Sherry Colomb at

Regions 1 and 2—Asotin, Kittitas, Klickitat, Yakima Counties: contact Patty Orona at

Regions 1 and 2—Adams, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Grant, Walla Walla, Whitman Counties: contact Ryan Krueger at

Region 1—Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens Counties: contact Kebbie Green at

Western Washington

Region 3—Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom Counties (except some South Snohomish County locations—see below): contact Joan Sager at

Region 3—South Snohomish County: Snohomish, Brier, Mill Creek, Monroe, Gold Bar, Index, Edmonds, Mukilteo: contact Gracia Hahn at

Region 4—North King County/Central and West King County: Lake Forrest Park, Bothell, Shoreline, Kenmore, Woodinville, Duvall, Mercer Is., Newcastle, Snoqualmie, North Bend, West Seattle: contact Gracia Hahn at

Region 4—City of Seattle, Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Sammamish, Issaquah: contact Gracia Hahn at or El-Freda Stephenson at

Region 4—Central King County/South King County: Tukwila, Burien, SeaTac, Normandy Park, Vashon Is., Kent, Des Moines, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Auburn, Black Diamond, Milton, Pacific, Enumclaw: contact El-Freda Stephenson at

Region 5—Pierce County: contact Stephanie Rodrigues at

Regions 5 and 6—Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap Counties: contact Linda Soltero at

Region 6—Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, Wahkiakum Counties: contact Penny Michel at

Region 6—Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania Counties: contact Shelby Russell-Hays at

Contact Michael Tyers with any questions at