Youthnet Foster Parent Support Meeting
Caregiver Core Training is required for each foster family prior to licensing. One caregiver must participate in the entire 24-hour training. In two-parent households, we encourage both caregivers to attend if possible.
If you're not able to make it to CCT in-person, or if you prefer to take the training at your own pace, we encourage you to participate in the online option.
Orientation is required for all foster families prior to licensing. Check this link to view our upcoming orientations, and let us know if you're available to attend.
If you're not able to make it to one of Youthnet's in-person orientations, DCYF offers an online option. Please send a copy of your certificate to your Youthnet licensor.
All foster parents (and individuals living in the home over age 16) are required to train in CPR/First Aid. Your training must include an in-person portion for CPR, and must cover infant, child, and adult CPR. Keep the Beat offers free classes to foster parents, and also meets the requirement for HIV/Blood Borne Pathogens training.
Fostering Together provides a variety of resources for foster parents. We encourage you to browse their website for resources, trainings, and support groups.
The DCYF (formerly DSHS) contact directory is a great way to track down information for state social workers and supervisors.
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Intake Hotline: 1-866-ENDHARM (1-866-363-4276)
For reports of suspected abuse or neglect
Youthnet Emergency On-Call Support: (360) 421-2049
Traditional Foster Care Program
Youthnet Emergency On-Call Support: (360) 202-7765
Therapeutic Foster Care Program
All foster parents are required to participate in relevant training each year. This is a great opportunity to gain parenting skills, better understand the effects of trauma, and meet other local foster parents. Here are some suggestions that might fit your training plan. As a reminder, if you wish to participate in a training that doesn't fit your training plan, please send us an email prior to signing up to make sure you will receive credit. Alliance provides many local and online trainings specific to foster care. Sign up to receive email updates about upcoming trainings in your area.
- So You Have Your First Placement, Now What? - Online webinar, 3 hours
- Multi-ethnic Placement Act (MEPA): What Caregivers Need to Know - Online, 0.5 hours
- Prudent Parenting - Online, 0.75 hours
- Youth Missing From Care - Online, 1.0 hour
- Parent-Child Visitation - Online, 0.75 hour
- Medication Administration for Caregivers - Online, 0.5 hours
- Mandatory Reporting Toolkit - Online, 0.75 hours
- Introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act - Online, 3.0 hours
- Identifying and Supporting Commercially Sexually Exploited Children - Online,1.5 hours
- Infant Safety & Care - Online, 3 hours
- Effects of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development - Online, 3.0 hours
FORMS FOR CURRENT FOSTER PARENTS - Traditional Program
FORMS FOR CURRENT FOSTER PARENTS - Therapeutic Program
This form is used by caregivers applying to become foster parents.
This form is used by anyone living in the home over the age of 16 (for any length of time), visiting for more than 7 days, and those providing regular babysitting.
This form pairs with the Background Form. This form is required, even if you have not lived out of state within the past five years.
This form pairs with the Background and Out-of-State forms.