Coaching for Emerging Caregiver Needs

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: 
.5; 1; 1.5; 2; 2.5; 3
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
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

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: contact Joan Sager at

Region 4 - King County: 

Seattle and East County- contact Gracia Hahn at or El-Freda Stephenson at
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
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 includes Baring, Burton, Grotto, Lake City, Shoreline, Skykomish, Vashon Island, West Seattle

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