Individual Learner Centered Skill Development 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 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: Emerging Caregiver Needs".

Eastern Washington

Region 1—Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman Counties: contact Sherry Colomb at

Regions 1 and 2—Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Yakima, Walla Walla Counties: contact Patty Orona at

Western Washington

Region 3—Island, San Juan, Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish Counties: 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 Stephanie Rodrigues 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: Stephanie Rodrigues 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