Coaching for Emerging Caregiver Needs
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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 provides in-depth support around specific topics identified by the caregiver as needed. The topics covered may include:

  1. Understanding the child welfare system, regulations, expectations, and how to navigate available resources
  2. Navigating crisis
  3. Understanding and supporting child development
  4. Effective communication (with birth parents, extended family, social workers, and the child in your home)
  5. Self-care, secondary trauma, and healing
Audience Description: 

Caregivers, licensed, unlicensed, relative and fictive kin

Delivery Method: 
Coaching Session
Training Level: 
In-Service
Hours: 
.5; 1; 1.5; 2; 2.5; 3
Audience: 
Caregivers
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Yes
Registration Instructions: 

To request a coaching session, contact a Child Welfare Trainer in your area:

Eastern Washington

Region 1-Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan Counties: contact Sherry Colomb at scolomb1@uw.edu

Regions 1 and 2- Asotin, Kittitas, Klickitat, Yakima Counties: contact Patty Orona at po5@uw.edu

Regions 1 and 2- Adams, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Grant, Walla Walla, Whitman Counties: contact Ryan Krueger at krry300@uw.edu

Region 1- Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens Counties: contact Kebbie Green at kgreen10@uw.edu

Western Washington

Region 3- Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom Counties: contact Joan Sager at sagerj2@uw.edu

Region 4 - King County: 

Seattle and East County- contact Gracia Hahn at hahng@uw.edu or El-Freda Stephenson at elfreda@uw.edu:
includes Bellevue, Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Medina, Mercer Island, Newcastle, North Bend, Preston, Redmond, Sammamish, Seattle, Snoqualmie, Woodinville

South East, South West, South County- contact El-Freda Stephenson at elfreda@uw.edu:
Includes Algona, Auburn, Black Diamond, Burien, Covington, Des Moines,  Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Maple Valley, Normandy Park, Pacific, Ravensdale, Redondo, Renton, Sea-Tac, Seahurst, Skyway, Tukwila

West and South County- contact Gracia Hahn at hahng@uw.edu: includes Baring, Burton, Grotto, Lake City, Shoreline, Skykomish, Vashon Island, West Seattle

Region 5- Pierce County: contact Stephanie Rodrigues at steph75@uw.edu

Regions 5 and 6- Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap Counties: contact Linda Soltero at lfrago@uw.edu

Region 6- Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, Wahkiakum Counties: contact Penny Michel at mpen300@uw.edu

Region 6- Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania Counties: contact Shelby Russell-Hays at shha@uw.edu

Contact Michael Tyers with any questions at tyersm@uw.edu