The purpose of Regional Advisory Groups is to:

  1. Gather regional input on training needs and gaps to include in a statewide training plan;
  2. Oversee and support the implementation of the statewide training plan in the region.

Each group is led by the DCYF regional administrator and the corresponding university partner. Other members may include:

  • Foster Parents
  • DCYF Supervisor/Area Administrator
  • Alliance for Child Welfare Trainers for Caregivers Coach
  • DCYF Social Workers
  • Child Welfare Training Advancement Program (CWTAP) Representatives
  • University Faculty

Details about Groups in Each Region


Regions 1 and 2: Eastern Washington

  • Contact: Patty Erdman, Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator

Regions 1 and 2 Meeting Minutes

RAG Meeting Minutes April 17, 2017

RAG Meeting Minutes April 12, 2017

RAG Meeting Minutes August 10, 2016

RAG Meeting Minutes May 11, 2016

RAG Meeting Minutes February 10, 2016

RAG Meeting Minutes February 11, 2015

RAG Meeting Minutes May 13, 2015

RAG Meeting Minutes August 12, 2015


Regions 3 and 4: I-5 Corridor, King County to Whatcom County + Islands

Contact: Marie Fujii, Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator

Regions 3 and 4 Meeting Minutes

RAG Meeting Minutes April 24, 2017

RAG Meeting Minutes February 22, 2016

RAG Meeting Minutes September 2, 2016

RAG Meeting Minutes December 7, 2015

RAG Meeting Minutes June 15, 2015


Regions 5 and 6: I-5 Corridor, Pierce County to Clark County + Olympic Peninsula

Contact: Chris Kerns, Alliance Regional Education and Training Administrator

Regions 5 and 6 Meeting Minutes

RAG Meeting Minutes April 26, 2017

RAG Meeting Minutes January 27, 2016