Engaging Father Award

DCYF will recognize fathers actively engaging with their children throughout the dependency process.  The recipient of the Engaging Father Award will receive an all-expense paid trip to Great Wolf Lodge Water Park-Grand Mound and celebrated during a recognition ceremony held the week before Father's Day.

To be eligible for the award, the father:

  • Must have a child in a dependency within the past 12 months
  • Must live in Washington State
  • Engaged with their children in the dependency process

You are invited to join the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families as we recognize fathers who have had a successful outcome with their child welfare cases.

Inaugural Engaging Father Award Celebration
Wednesday, June 14, 2023, | 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

 Zoom Registration

DCYF received dozens of nominations of fathers across the state who have demonstrated positive behavioral changes to reunify with their child(ren). We want to thank all the fathers who are doing this work every single day!