Foster Parenting & Kinship Care

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September 7, 2018
Caregiver Core Training (CCT) is now available online!
DCYF heard your request for more flexible trainings and we responded with the NEW online CCT. Foster care applicants are required to complete CCT prior to becoming licensed and we’ve taken the last several months to take the in-person CCT and convert that to an online training. Kudos to the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence and the Licensing Division for all of their work on this. This training allows foster parent applicants a flexible training that will move at their own pace. Applicants must complete the whole online training within 12 months of them starting it.

For those that prefer an in-person CCT, we still offer that as well.

August 20, 2018
Family First Legislation and the Proposed Foster Home Licensing Standards
You are invited to attend a Webinar on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) proposed Foster Home Model Licensing Standards. We are holding two Webinars, covering the same material. Read more

July 11, 2018
The Foster Parent FIRST Line now has a new toll free number, 866-393-6186, that became active on 7-9-18.  Foster parents from anywhere in the state can call 866-393-6186 toll free and be directed to the FIRST representative serving their area of the state. Read more

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11th Annual 'We Are Family Day' 

The Seattle Mariners and the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) present the 11th Annual 'We Are Family Day', which celebrates foster, kinship and adoptive families, and the people who support them.

When: Sunday, May 19 | 1:10 p.m.

Where: T-Mobile Arena

Prices: $14 view level, $31 main level tickets

Deadline to purchase tickets: Friday, May 17 at 5 p.m. 

Visit  and use promo code WEAREFAMILY