Rate Proposal for Behavioral Rehabilitation Services

Circle of Children

The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) oversees the state child welfare system.

DCYF selected Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) to complete a series of rate studies over 18 months for the following services: Behavorial Rehabilitation Services (BRS), child placing agencies, foster parent reimbursement rates, and Exception Cost Foster Care (ECP).

The calculated rates have an anticipated implementation period of July 1, 2019.

Foster Parents Recognized for Taking in Most Vulnerable Children

Family Silhouette

Dave Keating will be remembered through the hundreds of children he and his wife fostered over a 30 year period.

For over 30 years Dave and Denise Keating welcomed hundreds of foster children into their home in Enumclaw.

They treated each child as if they were their own and adopted, became legal guardians, and created lifetime bonds with many of the children that came through their doors. 

DCYF joins state courts in celebrating Washington’s adoptive families

Teenage girl with arm around adult woman

November is National Adoption Month, and throughout the month, the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) is joining with the Administrative Office of the Courts in commemorating the state’s families who have come together through adoption.

Gov. Jay Inslee joined in celebrating the state’s adoptive families, officially declaring Nov. 16, 2018 to be Adoption Day in Washington state.