FPAWS & Friends - Mike Canfield and FPAWS Board members (1hour)
We will introduce and update attendees on FPAWS work to support caregivers. We will introduce agencies and local resources. From CAFPT (1624) to the new Department of Children Youth & Families. Bring your questions!
Patrick Dowd: Ombuds Office (2hours)
Patrick will discuss the Crisis in Foster Care and Retaliation issues. Patrick is looking for your input and wants to help create a system that better protects foster parents.
Patrick Dowd is a licensed attorney with public defense experience representing clients in dependency, termination of parental rights, juvenile offender and adult criminal proceedings. He was also a managing attorney with the Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD) Parents Representation Program and previously worked for OFCO as an ombuds from 1999 to 2005. Through his work at OFCO and OPD, Mr. Dowd has extensive professional experience in child welfare law and policy. Mr. Dowd graduated from Seattle University and earned his J.D. at the University of Oregon.
Trauma 101 - (2hrs) Heather Perry -Coordinated Care
Suicide Prevention- (2hrs) Heather Perry- Coordinated Care
Creating Compassionate Foster Care:
Lessons from Rachel to Inform Our Work as Foster Parents (3hrs)
Janet Mann and Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks
Janet Mann is a former foster parent and founder and director of The Children’s Ark in Spokane, Washington. Janet has advanced training in Infant Mental Health and is certified in Circle of Security Assessment and Treatment Planning.
Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks, PhD, is a professor of developmental psychology at Gonzaga University in Washington state, with specialized expertise in attachment theory. Molly was a research affiliate on the Circle of Security Intervention Program.
FPAWS believes all children are entitled to a safe and nurturing family experience, and families recruited to provide such experiences deserve to be retained, respected and supported by the community.
To empower, to support and to advocate for foster, kinship and adoptive families to enrich the quality of life for Washington State’s children in out-of-home or adoptive care.
Help make a difference in the lives of foster children by supporting FPAWS with a $9 recurring
monthly investment at https://fpaws.ejoinme.org/invest Contact FPAWS at www.fpaws.org or
800-391-CARE (2273) FPAWS is a 501 (C )
(3) EIN 23-7300163 WA State SOS Charity Reg.# 1692