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FPAWS holds weekend conferences around the state and a state-wide caregivers conference that bring together resource providers, as well as offer training hours and a chance to build connections among the caregivers. Training sessions range from Freezer Cooking to Trust-based Relational Intervention. 


State Conference

Pacific NW Caregivers Conference 2022

at Great Wolf Lodge

Sunday, October 16 to Monday, October 17, 2022

Registration is open: PNWCC Registration 

Conference Registration Fee includes Sunday Lunch and Dinner; Monday Breakfast and Lunch. Educational Material and Certificate. Registration does not include your room. Lots of scholarships available to cover the registration fee, get yours today!

Sunday, October 16th

9:00 am Registration Desk open

10:00 am – 11:50 am Session 1

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:40 pm Session 2

3:00 pm – 4:50 pm Session 3

7:00pm – 8:00 pm Session 3A

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Shining Stars Dinner & Awards

Monday, October 17th

7:30 am Registration/Information Open

7:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:35 am Session 4

10:45 am – 12:15 pm Session 5

12:30 pm – 2:50 pm Lunch & General Session

Rep Tom Dent & Rep Carolyn Eslick – Listening Session

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Session 6

5:00 PM Conference Concludes

View our 2022 PNWCC workshop schedule: Workshop descriptions.

Be a Vendor at PNWCC: Vendor Registration

Be a PNWCC Sponsor: Sponsor Registration

PNWCC Instructors: Instructor Registration

Volunteer Opportunities

Support families while they attend the conference. Community Service hours available if needed.

Kids Kamp: We are looking for volunteers (high school and adults) to watch, care and play with kids ranging in ages from zero to twelve. Those who are comfortable will be taking older youth to play within Great Wolf Lodge’s indoor water park. While other volunteers will have the opportunity to work with younger foster kids (infants and toddlers).

CLICK HERE to register as a Kids Kamp Volunteer

CLICK HERE to register as a Conference Volunteer

Registration: Check in attendees for the conference, handout packets and answer questions.

Workshop Monitors: Monitor workshop doors by scanning QR codes. Assist speakers as needed. Help setup breakout rooms.

Conference Setup/Breakdown: We will need help setting up all areas of the conference and then break everything down.

Greeters: Be available in various areas of the conference and hotel to guide attendees as needed and answer questions. Greeters are also needed during the meal breaks and the Caregiver Party Monday night.

Fundraising: Work at the FPAWS booth and during the conference selling raffle tickets and distributing prizes as needed.

Anywhere Needed: We have various tasks during the conference to be performed.

Be a Vendor or Sponsor at PNWCC: Click here to register.


Regional Conferences

Kitsap Regional Caregivers Conference has been cancelled.



  • Our first conference started with our Mini in Spokane in 2005.
  • By 2006 we were doing 4 to 6 Mini-Conferences around the State. They were growing and caregivers reported loving the Minis. We added an annual Pacific Northwest Caregivers Conference near Olympia so Legislators could attend. Rep. Ruth Kagi attended our first gathering in Lacey in 2010. In 2013 we moved the Conference to Great Wolf Lodge.

  • 2014 – 6 Conferences – Caregiver Continuing Education total of 405 Caregivers CCE 2152 hours
  • 2015 – 4 Conferences – 352 Caregivers, 2506 CCE hours
  • 2016 – 5 Conferences – 410 Caregivers, 2600 CCE hours
  • 2017 -10 Conferences – 661 Caregivers, 3221 CCE hours
  • 2018 – 5 Conferences — 860 Caregivers, 5765 CCE hours
  • 2019 – 5 Conferences — 661 Caregivers, 5066 CCE Hours
  • 2020 – 4 Online Conferences, 263+ Caregivers, 543+ CCE hours

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