This week is Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week – an opportunity for our agency to acknowledge the child welfare workforce as a valuable and integral part of communities across the country.
We want to send a special, heartfelt thank you to our child welfare workers. Their daily work can be challenging, but it is powerful work that changes lives – whether that’s helping a child find a safe and permanent home, supporting parents every step of the way to reunification or making sure youth feel celebrated. The unique efforts of our child welfare workers throughout the pandemic have been critical and we are endlessly grateful for their round-the-clock effort to protect children and strengthen families in our communities.
This week, we encourage you to join us in celebrating the work of our child welfare staff. Show your support for your caseworker or child welfare staff by sending them a small note or by giving them a special shout out on Facebook or Twitter. Be sure to tag DCYF @WADCYF.