Free and discounted services for kids in foster/kinship care
Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times bestsellers: The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. She is the Executive Director of the Center for Connection in Pasadena, CA and a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist. She keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the
Here’s a list of great children’s books that help kids understand that all families are different and that what matters most is love.
Building Family Partnerships (BFP) was established in partnership with parents and caregivers in Washington, the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF), Casey Family Programs (CFP), the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance, and the Youth Law Center/Quality Parenting Initiative. Through various statewide convenings, we sought insight into how true partnership and co-leadership can occur amongst parents,
Amara’s Family Resource Center provides families with immediate help such as food*, diapers, and clothing, as well as connections to other resources.
The Parent FOCUS (Family Outreach, Connections, and Unconditional Support) program supports families in the Aberdeen and Spokane areas who have been referred by the state for services designed to keep children safe at home and increase family resiliency. This program provides peer mentorship with parent leaders who have lived experience, who offer personalized support, encouragement, and connections to resources to
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This chart compares Adoption and Guardianship options in WA state for kinship caregivers when reunification is not possible.