The Department of Children, Youth, and Families wants to recognize fathers who have had a successful outcome with their child welfare case for the Inaugural Engaging Father Celebration in June.
The recipient will receive two nights at Great Wolf Lodge Water Park-Grand Mound.
To be eligible, the father:
- Must have a child in dependency (within the past 12 months)
- Must live in Washington State
Nominations need to include the following:
- The father’s name
- Why they should be recognized
- Examples of the father demonstrating positive behavioral changes (ex: participating in the process)
This award/celebration is part of DCYF’s Engaging Fathers project (previously called Fathers Matter). Historically, child welfare agencies have had a difficult time engaging with fathers. The purpose of Engaging Fathers is to partner with biological fathers throughout the dependency process.
If you know a father that would like to be considered, please email email@example.com nomination information by Sunday, April 30, 2023.