DCYF Joins Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence to Launch Caregiver Support Program

February 16, 2021
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During these most challenging times, DCYF remains grateful for the dedication and commitment of our foster and kinship caregivers, who are taking such great care of children placed in out-of-home care.

We are excited to announce DCYF and the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence have signed a new agreement, which supports the launch of the Caregiver Retention, Education, and Support (CaRES) program on Monday, March 15.

Under this partnership, the Alliance will be providing:

  • Management of prospective foster parents inquiries  
  • First Placement Support
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Robust Resources
  • Ways to connect on social media
  • Foster Intervention, Retention, and Support Team (FIRST)

Save The Date: We plan to host a Virtual Launch on Tuesday, March 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to introduce the Caregiver Recruitment and Retention team.

Click here to read a message from the Alliance, which includes an invitation to participate in a brief caregiver survey. Caregivers may also begin to receive emails from the Alliance directly regarding the CaRES program and caregiver support.

For more information about CaRES, contact Jean Brownell, at  alliancecares@uw.edu.