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Tracking Foster Parent Input

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WHAT?

This Foster Parent Alliance of Washington State (FPAWS),  tool has been developed to collect data on the concerns foster parents express about their relationships with DCYF. It is called a TIC Sheet – Taking in Concerns. FPAWS has also developed a TIP Sheet – Taking in Praise.

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WHY?

FPAWS and others have wanted a consistent way for foster parents to track concerns and to measure respectful relationships. The goal is to move from anecdotes and stories to measure the concerns that come in through various sources and identify good working relationships. .

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HOW?

The TIC sheet provides a quick way to capture the concerns expressed. The sheet lists major issues, which can be checked off as they come in. The sheets will be used by the individuals or groups below, sent to FPAWS and tallied by region and office each month. The data will also be provided to CA. Because foster parents often will praise a staff member during a conversation to discuss a concern, the TIP sheet will be used to track those comments as well.  

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WHO?

The goal is to have the sheets filled out by those who receive concerns verbally or in writing:

  • Contracted foster parent liaisons
  • Those who staff the FPAWS support line
  • The Office of Children and Family Ombudsman
  • Constituent Relations of Children’s Administration
  • Braam Oversight panel
  • Issues identified by the 1624 representatives
  • Other local association/HUB/ support group leaders
WHAT THE TIC/TIP SHEETS ARE INTENDED TO DO
WHAT THE TIC/TIP SHEETS ARE INTENDED TO DO

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