May 11, 2015
The Annual Report helps Washington better understand how children served by the state child welfare system are faring in the areas of safety, permanency, and well-being & education.
Prevention & Intervention
Apr 29, 2014
This paper describes the process used to adapt an evidence based, prevention-focused parenting program, Staying Connected with Your Teen™, for use with foster teens and their relative or foster caregivers.
Oct 18, 2013
This interim report is part of an evaluation of Washington State DSHS Children's Administration’s implementation of the Solution Based Casework Practice Model.
Aug 26, 2013
This report reviews research and strategy literature related to foster parent recruitment and retention, looks at trends in recruitment and retention, and outlines Washington State's policies and practices.
May 12, 2013
This report outlines how to use the Type of Count filter used on the Child Well-Being Data Portal count and rate measurements for Investigations & Assessment, In-Home
Services, and Out-of-Home Care.
Feb 13, 2013
This study provides evidence that children of parents who reported that they were "engaged" (e.g., trusted the child welfare system and/or their worker), had stable housing, and had completed a high school education reunified significantly faster.
Feb 13, 2013
In the early 1990s, kinship care emerged as a child welfare model. This brief presents a model based on a "collaborative mode of practice" designed to work for the maximum benefit of children in kinship care.
Jan 24, 2013
This report analyzed the results from a baseline survey of Children’s Administration supervisors. A summary of the findings highlights the supervisors’ perceptions of obstacles to helping families, the organizational climate, and job satisfaction.
Jan 18, 2013
The 2010 Foster Parent Support Pilot (FPSP) study was designed as the first step in a process to determine whether the Mockingbird Family Model (MFM) could be an efficacious foster care model.
Dec 18, 2012
This report provides a brief overview of four parent engagement/mentoring models (Icebreaker meeting, Parent to Parent Program, Parent Mentoring Program, and Parent Partners Program) currently being implemented in Washington State.