Improvements to Caregiver Training
Children's Administration, in collaboration with FPAWS (Foster Parent Association of Washington State), developed a workgroup to identify training improvement needs for caregivers. The Training Workgroup included representatives from FPAWS, RFTI, DLR and Children's Administration staff.
The workgroup identified priorities for improvement based on the fundamental belief that foster parents provide better care when they have adequate and sufficient training related to the specific needs of foster children. The workgroup also explored the unique relationship between the caregiver and Children's Administration and recommended a required post-licensing course to address CA's current policy and practices.
The new Caregiver Training Policy will be implemented on October 15th, 2011. Improvements to the Training Policy will include:
If you have any questions, please contact your DLR licensor who will be happy to assist you.
*Caregivers will be exempt from taking Parenting Plus if you have previously taken Foster Parent Scope.Resources