Amara’s Family Resource Center provides families with immediate help such as food*, diapers, and clothing, as well as connections to other resources.
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Amara’s Parent FOCUS Program
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
Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center
Find local child care.
Rise Magazine: I Was Scared But Stood Up For Myself BY Mariya Kolesnichenko
Rise Magazine gives tips on getting started on service planning written by and for parents in the child welfare system.
Rise Magazine: Winning Him Back by Lynne Miller
When ACS took my son away from me I felt like my world had ended. At our first visit, I think I went into shock. My son and I spent nearly the whole visit crying all over each other. Maybe it was the guilt I was feeling, but I felt I could see the mistrust
Rise Magazine: Someone To Turn To: A Vision for Creating Networks of Parent Peer Care
This Insights paper presents Rise’s vision for a peer network of collective care by and for parents. This fall, Rise created a parent Peer Vision Team to explore building a peer care model that can strengthen families while reducing contact with the family policing system. Nationwide and in New York City, where Rise is based, it’s crucial to
The Alliance CaRES
The University of Washington School of Social Work’s Alliance CaRES Program is a partner of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families offering support to caregivers around the state. Our local Mentors are dedicated to working alongside caregivers at every stage of your journey, providing guidance, access to resources, and support groups on specific topics
Taking Care of Yourself While Raising Your Grandchildren
Find resources for legal, health, financial and other needs in this article from RetireGuide.
The Primal Wound
Book by Nancy Verrier – This book discusses the ‘primal wound’, or the wound that is created when a child is separated from their mother, that many adopted people struggle with throughout their lifetime. The book discusses the effects of loss, attachment, bonding, and psychological effects of adoption.