In support and celebration of the challenging work our social workers, elected officials and organizations perform, nominations from foster parents and other caregivers for those we should recognize at GWL on May 5th, 2018. We will name Stars after each recipient. We would like your nominations for the following categories:
¨ Luminary Award: One Social Worker from each of the 6 Sub-Regions will be given an award for going above and beyond to support and advocate for foster parents, kinship, relative or adoptive caregivers.
¨ Elected Official of the Year Award: For an elected official who has been an advocate and supporter of WA State caregivers.
¨ Best Practices in Foster Care Award: For an organization that best advocates and supports caregivers in WA State.
¨ Best Practice in Kinship Care: For a member of the Kinship Care world that best supports and advocates for Kinship Caregivers.
Your name (person making nomination):_____________________________________
Your mailing address: ____________________________________________________
Your phone number:(_____) ____-________ Your email:________________________
Name of Nominee or Organization: _________________________________________
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Nominee’s Region: ____________________ Nominee’s e-mail: ___________________
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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.
In 2005, the FPAWS Board chose to take a role in supplementing foster parent training. Our FPAWS Board Members, typically veteran foster parents, foster/adopt parents/ kinship parents and foster care alumni, have experienced the need for training events that are tailored to meet the many challenges of caregivers.
The FPAWS Board works to raise the voice of Caregivers and bring about change so youth in care have their best chance for success.