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Committees and Organizations

Safe Babies Court Team

The Safe Babies Court Team™ (SBCT) approach is a community engagement and systems-change initiative focused on reducing trauma and improving how courts, child welfare and child-serving organizations work together to support young children in, or at-risk of entering, the child welfare system. Pierce County has led the way in Washington with the Best for Babies Program, and SBCT is now rolling out to communities across Washington State.

ZERO TO THREE recordings and resources for their two recent webinars are now available to view on the CCYJ website

Webinar I: The National Infant Toddler Court Program: Transforming Families and Communities

Webinar II: Meeting Parents Where They Are and Utilizing Evidence-Based Interventions to Support Families with Complex Trauma

 

Safe Babies Court Team

The Safe Babies Court Team™ (SBCT) approach is a community engagement and systems-change initiative focused on reducing trauma and improving how courts, child welfare and child-serving organizations work together to support young children in, or at-risk of entering, the child welfare system. Pierce County has led the way in Washington with the Best for Babies Program, and SBCT is now rolling out to communities across Washington State.

ZERO TO THREE recordings and resources for their two recent webinars are now available to view on the CCYJ website

Webinar I: The National Infant Toddler Court Program: Transforming Families and Communities

Webinar II: Meeting Parents Where They Are and Utilizing Evidence-Based Interventions to Support Families with Complex Trauma

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Within DCYF

  • DCYF Foster Parenting and Kinship Care Services – this page provides an entry point for all departmental resources related to foster care and kinship care.
  • DCYF Office of Constituent Relations – Constituent Relations staff are able to provide information and education relating to the various programs within DCYF, and are an internal resource for escalating requests and complaints that have not been addressed adequately by lower levels of DCYF staff.
  • DCYF 1624 Foster Parent Consultation Team – Created by legislative bill 1624 in 2007, this is a quarterly meeting between elected regional foster parent representatives, elected representatives from the Foster Parent Association of Washington State (FPAWS), and DCYF staff who are appointed by agency leadership. See the 1624 page
  • DCYF Office of Innovation, and Accountability – The OIAA defines metrics and produces numerous reports throughout the year to meet state and federal requirements, detail recent research or analysis, and to highlight progress on program initiatives. 
  • Oversight Board – The DCYF Oversight Board was created along with the new department but outside it, in the Office of the Governor. The Oversight Board exists for the purpose of monitoring that DCYF achieves the stated outcomes as intended by the legislation, and ensuring that the department complies with all relevant rules/policies/guidelines. They hold monthly meetings open to the public.

Outside DCYF

  • WA Office of the Family and Children’s Ombudsman – The Ombuds investigates complaints about a Washington State agencies action or failure to act in cases involving children and families at risk of harm or involved with child welfare services/state care. This office is outside of DCYF. Complaints are anonymous but aggregated data is reported annually.

Pacific Northwest Caregivers Conference

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