Older kinship caregivers face additional problems amidst pandemic

Blog

HR 2270: Removing Barriers to Foster Youth Success in College Act

Bill

HR 8406: The Heroes Act

Bill

S 4318: American Workers, Families, and Employers Assistance Act

Bill

HR 7943: Mentoring to Succeed Act of 2020

Bill

S 736: A resolution designating September 2020 as "National Kinship Care Month".

Bill

HR 7947: Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act

Bill

HR 8443: To amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to provide for the placement of a foster child in a cottage home, and to make a child so placed eligible for foster care maintenance payments.

Bill

HR 3539: Behavioral Intervention Guidelines Act of 2020

Bill

HR 4861: Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act of 2020

Bill

HR 2519: Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act of 2020

Bill

HR 1109: Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2020

Bill

HR 5469: Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act

Bill

HR 2075: School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2020

Bill

HR 5572: Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020

Bill

HR 2468: School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act

Bill

HR 7848: Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act

Bill

Election day is around the corner!

Blog

Thousands of intercountry legally adopted children to U.S., now adults, are not U.S. citizens

Blog

P4C releases new report: Educational outcomes for kids whose lives are impacted by foster care

Blog

S 3672: Pandemic TANF Assistance Act

Bill

HR 4979: Rural STEM Education Act

Bill

HR 3659: Danny's Law

Bill

S 2683: Child Care Protection Improvement Act of 2020

Bill

HR 7909: Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act of 2020

Bill

HR 2574: Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act

Bill

HUD proposes rule that would allow homeless shelters to discriminate against transgender people

Blog

Proposed federal legislation could improve dental care

Blog

S 1554: Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019

Bill

HR 2731: Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019

Bill

HR 8118: Foster Youth Dental Act of 2020

Bill

Trump administration ordered racial sensitivity trainings to end for federal employees

Blog

Don’t co-opt social workers on the path to police reform

Blog

P4C anti-racism commitments

Blog

New proposed federal legislation supports the child welfare system as the pandemic continues

Blog

S 3874: Child Care is Essential Act

Bill

HR 7027: Child Care is Essential Act

Bill

HR 7947: Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act

Bill

Census Operations Shortened by One Month

Blog

HR 6848: Pandemic Protection Act

Bill

S 4172: Child Welfare Emergency Assistance Act of 2020

Bill

H Res 1048: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Congress should enact the Poverty Bill of Rights to reaffirm the right of all Americans to live a life free from poverty and its impacts.

Bill

S 4112: Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act

Bill

S 4115: Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2020

Bill

HR 7419: Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2020

Bill

HR 6801: FEED the Children Act

Bill

HR 6838: Emergency Funding for Child Protection Act

Bill

S 3660: Emergency Funding for Child Protection Act

Bill

HR 6752: Invest in Child Safety Act

Bill

S 3629: Invest in Child Safety Act

Bill

HR 6355: To temporarily modify the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Bill

SCR 603: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that State agencies and other providers of foster care services should make every effort to ensure that siblings remain together in the foster care system.

Bill

HCR 95: Expressing the sense of the Congress that State agencies and other providers of foster care services should make every effort to ensure siblings remain together in the foster system.

Bill

S 1651: Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2019

Bill

H Res 340: Recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.

Bill

S 1599: Foster Care Tax Credit Act

Bill

S 226: A resolution recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster care sy

Bill

HR 4334: Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020

Bill

S 3025: Increasing Opportunity for Former Foster Youth Act

Bill

S 3179: Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020

Bill

HR 5572: Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020

Bill

S 1181: Help Grandfamilies Prevent Child Abuse Act

Bill

HR 5583: Help Grandfamilies Prevent Child Abuse Act

Bill

HR 4954: Foster Opportunity EITC Act of 2019

Bill

S 2790: Foster Opportunity EITC Act of 2019

Bill

HR 5236: Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2019

Bill

S 3144: Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2019

Bill

S 2969: Adoptions Opportunities Act

Bill

S 2777: Family First Transition Act

Bill

HR 4980: Family First Transition Act

Bill

HR 4674: The College Affordability Act

Bill

S 1450: Supporting Adoptive Families Act

Bill

HR 3909: Supporting Adopted Children and Families Act of 2019

Bill

HR 4259: Schools Preventing Hunger in At-Risk Kids Act

Bill

S 3625: Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act

Bill

HR 4420: Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act

Bill

S 2803: Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019

Bill

HR 4300: Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019

Bill

H Res 542: Expressing support for the designation of September 2019 as "National Kinship Care Month"

Bill

S 323: A resolution designating September 2019 as "National Kinship Care Month".

Bill

HR 4472: Look-back Elimination Act of 2019

Bill

HR 4146: Trauma-Informed Schools Act of 2019

Bill

HR 3918: Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act

Bill

S 2113: Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act

Bill

HR 2480: The Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act

Bill

S 995: Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019

Bill

HR 2035: Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019

Bill

UW News highlights Project Connect

Blog

Help foster youth and resource parents receive 2019 stimulus funding

Blog

Benefits of Family Time and promising programs highlighted in new Casey Family Program brief

Blog

Choose Compassion When Supporting Families

Blog

Other ways to help during COVID-19

Blog

New Supportive Virtual Family Time program

Blog

2020 final budget and state child welfare legislation

Blog

2020 legislative session update, week nine (Mar 9- Mar 13)

Legislative Update

Susan Barkan promoted to Research Director at Partners for Our Children

Blog

Partners for Our Children has a new abbreviation

Blog

2020 legislative session update, week eight (Mar 2- Mar 6)

Legislative Update

2020 legislative session update, week seven (Feb 24- Feb 28)

Legislative Update

2020 budget comparisons for relevant state child welfare legislation

Blog

2020 legislative session update, week six (Feb 17- Feb 21)

Legislative Update

HB 2944: Reviewing state-funded services procured from certain contracted service providers

Bill

2020 legislative session update, week five (Feb 10- Feb 14)

Legislative Update

HB 2890: Concerning boarding homes

Bill

SB 6676: Concerning reimbursement for primary care services for Medicaid beneficiaries

Bill

HB 2583: Ensuring student transportation for students in out-of-home placements

Bill

SB 6672: Feeding all children in Washington schools

Bill

SJR 8216: Amending the Constitution to require that the governor propose and the legislature enact a budget that balances in the current and next fiscal biennial

Bill

SB 6660: Improving fiscal responsibility and budget discipline by replacing the spending limit with additional four-year balanced budget requirements

Bill

HB 2915: Increasing the relevant taxes to fully fund the Foundational Public Health Services Account

Bill

2020 legislative session update, week four (Feb 3- Feb 7)

Legislative Update

Banning the use of restraints on pregnant women in custody

Brief

New brief: Banning the use of restraints on pregnant women in custody

Blog

2020 legislative update, week three (Jan 27-31)

Legislative Update

SB 6657: Preventing youth marijuana consumption by updating marijuana advertising requirements

Bill

SB 6649: Establishing a local sales and use tax option to fund emergency homeless shelters

Bill

SB 6647: Concerning Department of Commerce data on homeless clients, spending, and performance

Bill

SB 6646: Creating a pilot program for gender-responsive and trauma-informed outpatient substance abuse treatment.

Bill

SB 6644: Creating a pilot project to provide grants to low-income families to receive financial support for acquiring legal services to assist with the guardianship appointment process

Bill

SB 6639: Reestablishing a business and occupation tax deduction for government-funded behavioral health care

Bill

SB 6638: Providing reentry services

Bill

SB 6637: Licensing wilderness therapy

Bill

SB 6490: Addressing housing concerns for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system

Bill

SB 6443: Concerning convictions for offenses that were committed at age sixteen or seventeen and placed in exclusive jurisdiction of the juvenile court in 2018

Bill

SB 6056: Concerning the budgeting process for services for individuals with developmental disabilities

Bill

SB 6356: Requiring training on human trafficking

Bill

SB 6634: Expanding adolescent behavioral health care access

Bill

SB 6625: Creating a supports and basic income pilot program

Bill

SB 6623: Reducing host home funding restrictions

Bill

SB 6611: Concerning families in conflict

Bill

SB 6599: Updating food benefit references

Bill

SB 5389: Establishing a telehealth training and treatment program to assist youth

Bill

SB 6575: Creating the economic assistance reinvestment account

Bill

HB 2905: Increasing outreach and engagement with access to baby and child dentistry programs

Bill

HB 2896: Concerning the use of surplus property for public benefit

Bill

HB 2893: Concerning homeless individuals

Bill

HB 2878: Addressing housing concerns for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system

Bill

HB 2033: Concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect

Bill

HB 2408: Adopting the psychology interjurisdictional compact

Bill

HB 2408: Adopting the psychology interjurisdictional compact

Bill

HB 2453: Providing protections to residential tenants

Bill

HB 2873: Concerning families in conflict

Bill

HB 2883: Expanding adolescent behavioral health care access

Bill

HB 2865: Informing families of kindergarten readiness standards

Bill

HB 2863: Expanding therapeutic alternatives and interventions through courts of limited jurisdiction

Bill

HB 2849: Concerning housing programs administered by the department of commerce

Bill

HB 2830: Updating restrictions on electronic benefit cards

Bill

Supporting the Birth Parent and Caregiver Relationship: Recommendations for Programs and Policies

Brief

HB 2441: Improving access to temporary assistance for needy families

Bill

SB 6593: Creating a new health profession for doulas

Bill

SB 6588: Updating the children's mental health work group

Bill

SB 6581: Funding youth health care access and affordability, housing affordability, and wages for child care providers through a more progressive estate tax rate structure

Bill

SB 6577: Creating a statewide child savings account program

Bill

HB 2814: Developing best practices for the child care industry as recommended by the child care workforce commission

Bill

HB 2816: Nurturing positive social and emotional school and classroom climates

Bill

HB 2813: Making the early achievers quality rating and improvement system voluntary

Bill

HB 2809: Regarding essential needs and housing support eligibility

Bill

HB 2798: Creating a new health profession for doulas

Bill

SB 6563: Creating statutory authorization for school-based health centers

Bill

SB 6557: Adding individual tax identification number filers to the working families tax credit

Bill

SB 6556: Expanding reporting options for mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect

Bill

SB 6549: Adopting the psychology interjurisdictional compact

Bill

SB 6547: Completing the transfer of the early support for infants and toddlers program from the office of the superintendent of public instruction to the department of children, youth, and families

Bill

SB 6540: Concerning working connections child care payment authorizations

Bill

SB 6525: Modifying six-month trial return home in child welfare dependency proceedings

Bill

SB 6518: Reducing prenatal exposure and harm to children by limiting environmental exposure to certain pesticides

Bill

SB 6511: Increasing equitable educational outcomes for foster care and homeless children and youth from prekindergarten to postsecondary education

Bill

SB 6507: Concerning legislative reporting requirements for certain department of children, youth, and families programs

Bill

SB 6500: Addressing foster care licensing following a foster-family home licensee's move to a new location

Bill

SB 6495: Regarding essential needs and housing support eligibility

Bill

SB 6489: Concerning possession of vapor, vapor products, tobacco, and tobacco products by persons under the age of twenty-one

Bill

SB 6483: Concerning rating requirements for child care providers

Bill

SB 6482: Concerning licensing by the department of children, youth, and families

Bill

SB 6480: Developing comprehensive school counseling programs

Bill

SB 6478: Revising economic assistance programs

Bill

SB 6476: Increasing and expanding access of inmates and immediate family members of inmates to services provided within correctional facilities

Bill

SB 6475: Assisting homeless individuals with obtaining identification

Bill

SB 6472: Standardizing definitions of homelessness to improve access to services

Bill

SB 6469: Improving access to behavioral health treatment in certified crisis facilities

Bill

SB 6467: Providing integrated services between the paid family and medical leave program and a statewide family resource, referral, and linkage system

Bill

SB 6462: Reaffirming the prohibition of the imposition of a local income tax

Bill

SB 6459: Addressing homelessness

Bill

SB 6455: Requiring default beverages for children's meals.

Bill

SB 6451: Concerning funding for individuals who are not eligible for federal insurance subsidies and for foundational public health services

Bill

SB 6449: Requiring contact information for suicide prevention and crisis intervention organizations on student and staff identification cards

Bill

HB 2806: Concerning mediation in family law cases involving children

Bill

HB 2796: Concerning juvenile sex offense registration waivers under the special sexual offender disposition alternative

Bill

HB 2795: Concerning convictions for offenses that were committed at age sixteen or seventeen and placed in exclusive jurisdiction of the juvenile court in 2018

Bill

HB 2794: Concerning juvenile record sealing

Bill

HB 2790: Concerning license compliance agreements

Bill

HB 2787: Completing the transfer of the early support for infants and toddlers program from the office of the superintendent of public instruction to the department of children, youth, and families

Bill

2020 legislative session, week two (Jan 20-24)

Legislative Update

HB 2776: Creating a statewide child savings account program

Bill

HB 2774: Concerning the inventory of underutilized, state-owned property that may be suitable for the development of affordable housing

Bill

HB 2770: Reimbursing for telemedicine services at the same rate as in person

Bill

HB 2754: Addressing the suicide and addiction crisis among American Indians and Alaska Natives

Bill

HB 2750: Improving the Indian behavioral health system

Bill

HB 2738: Concerning the budgeting process for services for individuals with developmental disabilities

Bill

HB 2737: Updating the children's mental health work group

Bill

HB 2734: Creating pathways to recovery from addiction by eliminating a tax preference for the warehousing of opioids and other drugs

Bill

HB 2733: Supporting relationships between parents and their children

Bill

HB 2728: Implementing a sustainable funding model for the services provided through the children's mental health services consultation program and the Tele-behavioral health video call center

Bill

HB 2725: Renaming foster resource parents

Bill

HB 2718: Protecting parental rights with regard to insurance communication confidentiality of minors

Bill

HB 2717: Allowing the learning assistance program to support school-wide behavioral health system of supports and interventions

Bill

HB 2711: Increasing equitable educational outcomes for foster care and homeless children and youth from prekindergarten to postsecondary education

Bill

HB 2709: Trafficking food benefits

Bill

HB 2708: Establishing a work group on school-based health centers

Bill

HB 2704: Establishing a competitive grant program for community sexual assault programs to provide counseling services in schools

Bill

HB 2699: Developing comprehensive school counseling programs

Bill

HB 2690: Providing students with equitable access to a high-quality public education by developing an infrastructure that assists public schools in the delivery of integrated student supports

Bill

HB 2679: Concerning funding for individuals who are not eligible for federal insurance subsidies and for foundational public health services

Bill

SB 6444: Concerning juvenile records

Bill

HB 2576: Concerning private detention facilities

Bill

SB 6442: Concerning private detention facilities

Bill

2020 state legislative priorities

Brief

SB 6427: Providing funding for medical evaluations of suspected victims of child abuse

Bill

SB 6423: Concerning reports alleging child abuse and neglect

Bill

SB 6422: Establishing the Family Connections Program

Bill

Systems improvements for child welfare involved parents who are impacted by substance abuse

Brief

HB 2660: Increasing the availability of school meals provided to public school students at no student cost

Bill

HB 2643: Concerning educator recertification requirements regarding youth suicide screening, referral, and safety planning

Bill

HB 2642: Removing health coverage barriers to accessing substance use disorder treatment service

Bill

HB 2631: Creating a family engagement framework

Bill

2020 state legislative update, week one (Jan 13-17)

Legislative Update

HB 2619: Increasing early learning access through licensing, eligibility, and rate improvements

Bill

SB 6416: Providing telehealth services to schools

Bill

HB 2626: Providing a limited informed consent exemption to state vaccination requirements

Bill

SB 6413: Establishing the primary care collaborative

Bill

HB 2661: Expanding accessible, affordable child care and early childhood development programs

Bill

HB 2607: Assisting homeless individuals in obtaining Washington state identicards

Bill

HB 2591: Concerning youth eligible for developmental disability services who are expected to exit the foster care system

Bill

SB 6385: Providing for jobs training for homeless individuals

Bill

SB 6379: Providing protection to residential tenants

Bill

SB 6378: Concerning residential tenant protections

Bill

SB 6351: Concerning Working Connections Child Care eligibility

Bill

SB 6343: Concerning the abatement of child support for incarcerated obligors

Bill

SB 6311: Concerning persons with substance use disorders

Bill

SB 6310: Concerning a report of employers with employees receiving certain public assistance programs

Bill

SB 6309: Expanding access to nutritious food

Bill

SB 6304: Assisting homeless individuals in obtaining Washington state identicards.

Bill

SB 6297: Recognizing the experience of existing early learning providers to meet educational requirements

Bill

SB 6287: Concerning guardianships and conservatorships

Bill

HB 2589: Requiring contact information for suicide prevention and crisis intervention organizations on student and staff identification cards.

Bill

HB 2584: Establishing rates for behavioral health services

Bill

HB 2580: Reporting on independent living services

Bill

HB 2573: Providing public assistance to victims of certain crimes including human trafficking

Bill

HB 2563: Enhancing Washington's suicide alert and response system

Bill

HB 2562: Providing telehealth services to schools

Bill

HB 2556: Providing regulatory relief for early learning providers

Bill

HB 2540: Clarifying when campaign funds may be used for child care expenses

Bill

HB 2525: Establishing the Family Connections Program

Bill

HB 2521: Adding individual tax identification number filers to the Working Families Tax Credit

Bill

SB 6279: Expanding school-based health centers

Bill

SB 6259: Improving the Indian behavioral health system

Bill

SB 6258: Addressing the suicide and addiction crisis among American Indians and Alaska Natives

Bill

SB 6255: Supporting access to child care for parents who are attending high school or working toward completion of a high school equivalency certificate

Bill

HB 2241: Improving access to temporary assistance for needy families

Bill

SB 5291: Creating alternatives to total confinement for certain qualifying persons with minor children

Bill

SB 6254: Protecting public health and safety by enhancing the regulation of vapor products

Bill

SB 6253: Creating a comprehensive statewide early care and education system by improving accessibility and affordability of early care and education programs for families

Bill

HB 2471: Concerning Working Connections Child Care payment authorizations

Bill

HB 2457: Establishing the health care cost transparency board

Bill

HB 2456: Concerning Working Connections Child Care eligibility

Bill

HB 2455: Supporting access to child care for parents who are attending high school or working toward completion of a high school equivalency certificate

Bill

HB 2454: Protecting public health and safety by enhancing the regulation of vapor products.

Bill

HB 2438: Concerning establishment of the prescription opioid impact account

Bill

HB 2436: Permitting the reasonable and moderate restraint of students for their own protection

Bill

HB 2411: Preventing suicide

Bill

HB 2320: Requiring training on human trafficking

Bill

HB 2356: Reducing barriers to professional licensure for individuals with previous criminal convictions

Bill

HB 2350: Preventing youth marijuana consumption by updating marijuana advertising requirements

Bill

SB 6100: Expanding background check requirements for certain educational institutions

Bill

HB 2259: Expanding background check requirements for certain educational institutions

Bill

HB 2316: Concerning fees charged to persons who commit trafficking and prostitution offenses

Bill

SB 6237: Authorizing and encouraging cities to notify the department of children, youth, and families of conditions at family day-care provider facilities that could cause harm to a child's health, welfare, or safety.

Bill

SB 6215: Establishing a collaborative process to alleviate the burden on local courts to determine indigency through proof of receipt of public assistance

Bill

SB 6200: Concerning crime victims' compensation

Bill

SB 6198: Adding the workforce education investment account to the definition of related funds in the state four-year balanced budget requirement

Bill

SB 6196: Creating a homelessness impact grant program to address security and sanitation impacts of homeless populations

Bill

SB 6191: Assessing the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences in middle and high school students to inform decision-making and improve services

Bill

SB 6186: Prioritizing homelessness diversion services

Bill

SB 6180: Concerning juvenile sex offense registration waivers under the special sexual offender disposition alternative

Bill

SB 6175: Concerning sexual health education and affirmative consent

Bill

SB 6168: Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriations

Bill

SB 6132: Allowing the learning assistance program to support school-wide behavioral health system of supports and interventions

Bill

SB 6129: Concerning student health plan coverage for pregnancy services

Bill

HB 2388: Standardizing definitions of homelessness to improve access to services

Bill

HB 2386: Creating the state office of the behavioral health ombuds

Bill

HB 2383: Requiring default beverages for children's meals

Bill

HB 2381: Extending coverage during the postpartum period

Bill

HB 2338: Prohibiting discrimination in health care coverage

Bill

HB 2325: Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriations.

Bill

HB 2321: Reducing youth access to products intended for consumption only by adults age twenty-one and over.

Bill

HB 2302: Concerning child support, but only with respect to standards for determination of income, abatement of child support for incarcerated obligors, modification of administrative orders, and notices of support owed

Bill

HB 2298: Providing families of public school students with information about free and reduced-price meals

Bill

HB 2282: Creating a grant program for converting unused public buildings to housing for homeless persons

Bill

SB 6128: Improving maternal health outcomes by extending coverage during the postpartum period

Bill

SB 6112: Relating to youth solitary confinement

Bill

SB 6109: Ensuring persons with serious mental illness and substance use disorders receive proper care and assistance

Bill

SB 6073: Providing menstrual hygiene products in public school bathrooms

Bill

HB 2288: Creating statutory authorization for school-based health centers

Bill

HB 2284: Supporting the cost-effective professional development of early learning providers

Bill

HB 2277: Relating to youth solitary confinement

Bill

HB 2262: Expanding access to nutritious food

Bill

HB 2260: Concerning the publication of notice for dependency proceedings

Bill

HB 2254: Encouraging Washington college grant recipients to pursue high demand degrees

Bill

HB 2252: Concerning student health plans

Bill

HB 2220: Volunteering in schools after a criminal conviction

Bill

Paid Family and Medical Leave program begins in Washington state

Blog

Governor Inslee's 2020 supplemental budget released on Dec 18, 2019

Blog

We are pleased to share Partners for Our Children 2020 state policy priorities

Blog

RECENT RULING ENABLES HHS TO DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF GENDER IDENTITY OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION; OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT UNTIL DECEMBER 19, 2019

Brief

Trump administration new HHS rule overrides Obama era protections

Blog

Paid family and medical leave public benefit begins January 2020

Blog

Trump administration posts third rule change related to SNAP

Blog

Reflections about the Congressional Listening Tour

Blog

The Future of Child Welfare: Relationships at the Center

Blog

Children with disabilities in the child welfare system: A resource guide to enhance service delivery

Blog

Important victory for the preservation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

Blog

ICE raid in Mississippi on August 7th

Blog

Please share the news: TANF policy changes start July 28th 2019

Blog

The Indian Child Welfare Act: The Gold Standard of Child Welfare Practice

Brief

Federal news update, July 2019

Blog

HR 2770: Removing Barriers to Foster Youth Success in College Act

Bill

HR 2964: Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act of 2019

Bill

HR 2964: Improved Employment Outcomes

Bill

S 1376: The Family First Transition and Support Act of 2019

Bill

S 1376: Family First Transition and Support Act of 2019

Bill

HR 2702: The Family First Transition and Support Act of 2019

Bill

New webinar about Strive Supervised Visitation Program

Blog

Medicine Wheel: Evolution of a Partnership

Blog

Legislative update: week 16

Legislative Update

2019 legislative update: week 15

Legislative Update

2019 legislative update: week 14

Legislative Update

2019 legislative update: week 13

Legislative Update

2019 legislative update: week 12

Legislative Update

We are pleased to share and compare 2019 state budget proposals

Blog

2019 legislative update: week 11

Legislative Update

SB 5988: Reducing a tax preference for prescription drug warehousing to invest in opioid abuse treatment services in rural and high-need areas

Bill

2019 legislatvie update: week 10

Legislative Update

2019 legislative session: week nine

Legislative Update

SB 5308: Concerning opioid use disorder treatment, prevention, and related services

Bill

Federal news update, March 2019

Blog

HR 507: Put Trafficking Victims First Act of 2019

Bill

S 388: Families Not Facilities Act

Bill

2019 legislative update: week eight

Legislative Update

SB 5481: Modifying certain vaccine provisions

Bill

SB 5822: Providing a pathway to establish a universal health care system for the residents of Washington state

Bill

HB 2056: Including information about age of consent, capacity to consent, and child support in sexual health education

Bill

SB 5973: Providing a pathway to modernize and rebalance the Washington state tax structure so that it is equitable, adequate, stable, and transparent for the people of Washington state

Bill

2019 legislative update: week seven

Legislative Update

HB 2063: Making necessary changes allowing the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to effectively manage a statewide system of care for children, youth, and families

Bill

SB 5942: Relating to the budgeting process for core state services for children

Bill

2019 legislative update: week six

Legislative Update

SB 5961: Relating to improving the equity and sustainability of WA’s tax structure

Bill

SB 5963: Relating to the state budget outlook

Bill

SB 5962: An Act relating to providing for the welfare of children in the custody of juvenile rehabilitation

Bill

HB 2101: Relating to kinship care

Bill

HB 2094: Relating to required qualifications for early learning providers

Bill

SB 5950: Relating to creating the social work professional loan repayment program

Bill

SB 5955: Relating to making necessary changes allowing the department of children, youth, and families to effectively manage a statewide system of care for children, youth, and families

Bill

SB 5945: Creating a pilot project to reduce youth gang involvement, crime, and violence in eastern Washington

Bill

SB 5842: An Act relating to the budgeting process for core state services for children

Bill

HB 2083: An Act relating to the budgeting process for core state services for children

Bill

HB 2081: Relating to behavioral health workforce

Bill

HB 2034: Concerning extended foster care for eighteen year olds

Bill

HB 2033: Concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect

Bill

HB 2031: Concerning short-term case aides that provide temporary assistance for foster parents

Bill

HB 2029: Concerning eligibility for high poverty Learning Assistance Program funding

Bill

HB 2028: Concerning bonding and best interest assessments for children in foster care

Bill

HB 2027: Including foster parents and other caregivers in the definition of another suitable person

Bill

HB 2026: Concerning relatives of a child placed in out-of-home care

Bill

HB 2002: Creating the social work professional loan repayment program

Bill

HB 1969: Creating and funding a school choice scholarship program for foster students

Bill

SB 5904: Implementing policies related to expanding adolescent behavioral health care access as reviewed and recommended by the children's mental health work group

Bill

SB 5903: Concerning children's mental health

Bill

SB 5895: Concerning fingerprint background checks for guardians ad litem

Bill

SB 5892: Concerning factors to be considered in a shelter care hearing

Bill

SB 5885: Creating an exemption to hearsay for child sex trafficking victims

Bill

Wonderful week of Strive training

Blog

2019 legislative session: week five

Legislative Update

HB 1393: Concerning fully implementing behavioral health integration for January 1, 2020, by removing behavioral health organizations from law...

Bill

SB 5800: Concerning homeless college students

Bill

HB 1851: Creating the care worker research and resource center

Bill

HB 1850: Expanding opportunities for students to pursue mental and behavioral health professions

Bill

2019 legislative update: week four

Legislative Update

SB 5290: Eliminating the use of the valid court order exception to place youth in detention for non-criminal behavior

Bill

SB 5860: Concerning kinship care

Bill

SB 5859: Investing in educational mentor programs

Bill

SB 5851: Enhancing educational opportunities for vulnerable children and youth using funding distributed from the Puget Sound taxpayer accountability account

Bill

HB 1954: Relating to reciprocity for marriage and family therapists

Bill

HB 1952: Concerning the building communities fund program

Bill

HB 1932: Concerning vapor products

Bill

HB 1925: Informing new parents about adverse childhood experiences

Bill

HB 1922: Ensuring a parent or guardian has the authority to admit and keep a minor child in a treatment facility for substance use disorder treatment for fourteen days

Bill

HB 1916: Improving the delivery of child support services to families by increasing flexibility and efficiency

Bill

HB 1915: Increasing the annual fee for child support enforcement services to implement federal program requirements

Bill

HB 1914: Providing training for equity and cultural competency in the public school system

Bill

HB 1907: Concerning the substance use disorder treatment system

Bill

HB 1900: Maximizing federal funding for prevention and family services and programs

Bill

HB 1895: Creating a pilot project to reduce youth gang involvement, crime, and violence in eastern Washington

Bill

HB 1893: Providing assistance for certain postsecondary students

Bill

HB 1892: Eliminating lunch co-pays for students who qualify for reduced-price lunches

Bill

HB 1883: Eliminating child marriage

Bill

HB 1877: Providing a pathway to establish a universal health care system for the residents of Washington state

Bill

HB 1876: Concerning children's mental health

Bill

HB 1874: Implementing policies related to expanding adolescent behavioral health care access as reviewed and recommended by the Children's Mental Health Work Group

Bill

HB 1873: Concerning the taxation of vapor products as tobacco products

Bill

HB 1872: Protecting minors from sexual exploitation

Bill

SB 5841: Modifying certain vaccine provisions

Bill

SB 5837: Concerning records eligible for regular sealing in juvenile court

Bill

SB 5835: Creating a hotline to receive reports of potential self-harm and criminal acts

Bill

SB 5834: Concerning the immigration status of students

Bill

SB 5826: Maximizing federal funding for prevention and family services and programs

Bill

SB 5820: Increasing eligibility for child care and early learning programs for homeless and other vulnerable children

Bill

SB 5819: Establishing a post-conviction review board and review process for early release of qualifying offenders

Bill

SB 5815: Concerning individuals placed in minimum security status by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Bill

SB 5814: Concerning health coverage for young adults

Bill

SB 5810: Providing a working families' tax credit

Bill

SB 5435: Expanding membership of the department of children, youth, and families oversight board to include two youth under the age of twenty-five

Bill

Applications now being accepted for the FY 2019 Kinship Navigator funds

Blog

2019 legislative update: week three

Legislative Update

SB 5429: Including referred and diverted youth in establishing community juvenile accountability program guidelines

Bill

SB 5207: Concerning extreme risk protection orders

Bill

SB 5470: Concerning services provided by the Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Programs

Bill

SB 5683: Establishing the Welcome to Washington Baby Act to create family supports through universal home visiting programs and a statewide family linkage program for resources and referrals

Bill

SB 5684: Revising economic assistance programs by updating standards of need, revising outcome measures and data collected, and reducing barriers to participation

Bill

SB 5685: Requiring a primary contact in schools to recognize, screen, and respond to emotional or behavioral distress in students

Bill

SB 5689: Concerning harassment, intimidation, bullying, and discrimination in public schools

Bill

SB 5700: Concerning the release of juveniles in the custody of juvenile rehabilitation

Bill

SB 5704: Establishing the Washington children's educational savings account program

Bill

SB 8008: Urging federal legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco and vapor products to anyone under the age of twenty-one

Bill

SB 5711: Concerning education equivalencies for licensed child care providers

Bill

SB 5715: Establishing a streamlined process to increase the capacity of certain mental health providers to offer substance use disorder treatment

Bill

SB 5718: Establishing the child welfare housing assistance program that provides housing assistance to parents reunifying with a child and parents at risk of having a child removed

Bill

SB 5720: Concerning the involuntary treatment act

Bill

HB 1657: Concerning services provided by the Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Programs

Bill

HB 1660: Concerning the participation of students who are low income in extracurricular activities

Bill

HB 1668: Creating the Washington Health Corps to support health care professionals who provide service in underserved communities

Bill

HB 1685: Concerning free or reduced-price meals for students

Bill

HB 1697: Concerning health coverage for young adults

Bill

HB 1721: Establishing certificate programs to educate behavioral health care professionals

Bill

HB 1729: Establishing a streamlined process to increase the capacity of certain mental health providers to offer substance use disorder treatment

Bill

HB 1740: Concerning individuals placed in minimum security status by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Bill

SB 5659: Imposing a business and occupation tax surcharge on pharmaceutical advertising revenues for substance abuse and mental health services

Bill

SB 5640: Concerning youth courts

Bill

SB 5636: Concerning fiscal notes

Bill

SB 5660: Concerning the duties of mental health professionals

Bill

SB 5665: Concerning the creation of a youth development work group within the Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Bill

HB 1631: Supporting child welfare workers

Bill

HB 1644: Concerning the creation of a youth development work group within the Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Bill

HB 1638: Promoting immunity against vaccine preventable diseases

Bill

HB 1648: Providing for suicide awareness and prevention programs to create safer homes and reduce suicide among service members, veterans, and their families

Bill

HB 1646: Concerning confinement in juvenile rehabilitation facilities

Bill

SB 5737: Concerning confinement in juvenile rehabilitation facilities

Bill

HB 1609: Conducting an evaluation of resource and assessment centers

Bill

HB 1605: Requiring traumatic brain injury screenings for children entering the foster care system

Bill

HB 1603: Revising economic assistance programs by updating standards of need, revising outcome measures and data collected, and reducing barriers to participation

Bill

SB 5651: Establishing a kinship care legal aid coordinator

Bill

SB 5635: Expanding opportunities for students to pursue mental and behavioral health professions

Bill

SB 5633: Supporting and expanding behavioral health workforce pathway programs

Bill

SB 5645: Concerning child-placing agencies

Bill

SB 5738: Requiring postsecondary institutions to plan for the needs of certain students experiencing homelessness

Bill

SB 5744: Concerning commercially sexually exploited children

Bill

SB 5749: Concerning faith-based exemptions regarding criminal mistreatment of children and vulnerable adults

Bill

SB 5757: Establishing a basic education program of early learning

Bill

HB 1742: Concerning juvenile offenses that involve depictions of minors

Bill

HB 1749: Establishing the child welfare housing assistance program that provides housing assistance to parents reunifying with a child and parents at risk of having a child removed

Bill

HB 1761: Homeschooling foster youth

Bill

HB 1763: Preparing for and responding to active shooter events and other acts of mass violence at schools

Bill

HB 1768: Concerning substance use disorder professional practice

Bill

HB 1771: Establishing the Welcome to Washington Baby Act to create family supports through universal home visiting programs and a statewide family linkage program for resources and referrals

Bill

HB 1775: Concerning commercially sexually exploited children

Bill

HB 1779: Concerning the immigration status of students

Bill

HB 1783: Creating the Washington state Office of Equity

Bill

SB 5776: Creating the Washington State Office of Equity

Bill

HB 1791: Enhancing educational opportunities for vulnerable children and youth using funding distributed from the Puget Sound taxpayer accountability account

Bill

HB 1814: Concerning the involuntary treatment act

Bill

SB 5777: Building capacity within the educator workforce to improve student mental health and well-being

Bill

SB 5343: Facilitating high school success

Bill

HB 1351: Expanding eligibility to the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program

Bill

SB 5437: Expanding eligibility to the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program

Bill

SB 5436: Concerning child care access

Bill

SB 5461: Concerning the sharing of information between participants in multidisciplinary coordination of child sexual abuse investigations

Bill

HB 1074: Protecting youth from tobacco products and vapor products by increasing the minimum legal age of sale of tobacco and vapor products

Bill

SB 5484: Implementing improvements to the Early Achievers Program as reviewed and recommended by the Joint Select Committee on the Early Achievers Program

Bill

SB 5432: Concerning fully implementing behavioral health integration for January 1, 2020, by removing behavioral health organizations from law...

Bill

SB 5431: Concerning community facilities needed to ensure a continuum of care for behavioral health patients

Bill

HB 1265: Increasing student access to school counselors

Bill

HB 1367: Concerning child-placing agencies

Bill

HB 1376: Concerning faith-based exemptions regarding criminal mistreatment of children and vulnerable adults

Bill

HB 1378: Concerning education equivalencies for licensed child care providers

Bill

HB 1391: Implementing improvements to the Early Achievers program as reviewed and recommended by the Joint Select Committee on the Early Achievers Program

Bill

HB 1392: Establishing the cost of child care regulations work group

Bill

HB 1394: Concerning community facilities needed to ensure a continuum of care for behavioral health patients

Bill

HB 1407: Concerning comprehensive sexual health education

Bill

HB 1434: Eliminating the use of the valid court order exception to place youth in detention for non-criminal behavior

Bill

HB 1447: Concerning mental health parity

Bill

SB 5488: Concerning the sentencing of persons under the age of twenty-one years at the time of the commission of a crime

Bill

SB 5491: Sentencing for persistent offenders who committed crimes as juveniles

Bill

SB 5493: Establishing a board of advisors to provide local guidance to community services offices operated by the Department of Social and Health Services

Bill

SB 5494: Concerning the baby court initiative

Bill

SB 5516: Establishing a behavioral health innovation and integration campus within the University of Washington School of Medicine

Bill

SB 5531: Establishing criminal penalties for unauthorized use, presentation, transfer, or acquisition of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits

Bill

SB 5533: Concerning certificates of parental improvement

Bill

SB 5534: Studying outcomes for children in the early childhood education and assistance program

Bill

SB 5535: Analyzing child care costs and affordability

Bill

SB 5546: Creating a pilot project to establish an enhanced 211 drug line in certain counties

Bill

HB 1479: Building capacity within the educator workforce to improve student mental health and well-being

Bill

HB 1483: Extending the business and occupation deduction for government-funded behavioral health services

Bill

HB 1489: Creating a program for the consolidation of traffic-based financial obligations to facilitate reinstatement of driving privileges that are suspended because of failure to pay

Bill

HB 1505: Concerning confidential information of child victims of sexual assault

Bill

HB 1527: Providing a working families' tax credit

Bill

HB 1528: Concerning recovery support services

Bill

HB 1540: Sentencing for certain serious offenses committed by persons under eighteen

Bill

SB 5389: Establishing a tele-health training and treatment program to assist youth

Bill

SB 5395: Concerning comprehensive sexual health education

Bill

2019 legislative update, week two: Two down! And many more bills to come…..

Legislative Update

SB 5386: Concerning training standards in providing telemedicine services

Bill

SB 5385: Concerning tele-medicine payment parity

Bill

SB 5380: Concerning opioid use disorder treatment, prevention, and related services

Bill

SB 5379: Providing services and supports to parenting minors to improve educational attainment

Bill

SB 5351: Concerning juvenile sex offense registration waivers under the special sexual offender disposition alternative

Bill

HB 1303: Removing certain restrictions on subsidized child care for students at institutions of higher education

Bill

HB 1327: Providing services and supports to parenting minors to improve educational attainment

Bill

HB 1331: Concerning opioid use disorder treatment, prevention, and related services

Bill

SB 5575: Relating to creating a program for he consolidation of traffic-based financial obligations to facilitate reinstatement of driving privileges that are suspended because of failure to pay

Bill

SB 5583: Related to increasing access to fruits and vegetables for individuals with limited incomes

Bill

SB 5586: Requiring traumatic brain injury screenings for children entering the foster care system

Bill

SB 5607: Relating to dual language learning in early learning and K-12 education

Bill

HB 1561: Ensuring participation on the oversight board for DCYF by current or former foster youth, individuals with current or previous experience in the juvenile justice system, a physician with experience and individuals residing east of the Cascades

Bill

HB 1572: Relating to the Helping Homeless College Students Act

Bill

HB 1573: Relating to eliminating a program orientation as a condition of eligibility and lessening noncompliance sanctions for the TANF program

Bill

HB 1574: Relating to increasing eligibility for child care and early learning programs for homeless and other vulnerable children

Bill

HB 1587: Related to increasing access to fruits and vegetables for individuals with limited incomes

Bill

HB 1591: Relating to the rights of persons experiencing homelessness

Bill

HB 1592: Relating to establishing the Washington children’s education savings account program

Bill

HB 1645: Relating to certificates of parental improvement

Bill

HB 1593: Relating to establishing a behavioral health innovation and integration campus within the University of Washington School of Medicine

Bill

2019 state legislative update: week one

Legislative Update

SB 5324: Concerning support for students experiencing homelessness

Bill

SB 5314: Assisting Washington families by improving the fairness of the state's tax system by enacting a capital gains tax and providing property tax relief

Bill

HB 1268: Updating standards of need, revising outcome measures and data collected, reducing sanctions, and expanding reasons for time limit extensions in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and WorkFirst programs

Bill

HB 1221: Improving crisis planning in schools to prevent youth suicide

Bill

HB 1246: Including referred and diverted youth in establishing community juvenile accountability program guidelines

Bill

SB 5319: Concerning the reimbursement rate primary care providers receive to participate in Medicaid

Bill

HB 1186: Continuing access to Medicaid services

Bill

HB 1185: Assuring access to health care services for Medicaid beneficiaries by applying the Medicare rate floor to health care services furnished under Medicaid by health care providers

Bill

HB 1182: Modifying the learning assistance program

Bill

SB 5315: Increasing student support staff in the prototypical school funding mode

Bill

HB 1281: Improving high school graduation success by investing in educational mentor programs

Bill

HB 1216: Non-firearm measures to increase school safety and student well-being

Bill

SB 5317: No-firearm measures to increase school safety and student well-being

Bill

SB 5343: Facilitating high school success

Bill

SB 5341: Improving access and completion for students at public institutions of higher education, especially at community and technical colleges, by removing restrictions on subsidized child care

Bill

HB 1267: Eliminating the sabbatical year for three-year olds in the early childhood education and assistance program

Bill

HB 1265: Increasing student access to school counselors

Bill

HB 1264: Concerning secondary traumatic stress in public school staff

Bill

HB 1263: Concerning support for students experiencing homelessness

Bill

HB 1240: Concerning suicide review teams

Bill

HB 1163: Concerning expanded learning opportunity programs

Bill

HB 1145: Concerning Washington child care access for resident employees of the state

Bill

HB 1144: Establishing the military families' access to child care and early learning supports program

Bill

HB 1142: Requiring an assessment of Washington's child care industry

Bill

HB 1141: Concerning child care supports for military families

Bill

HB 1140: Concerning creation of a certified child safety policy

Bill

HB 1136: Implementing child support pass-through payments

Bill

HB 1123: Establishing the Washington Promise Program, providing affordable access to post-secondary education

Bill

HB 1106: Eliminating use of detention for violation of a truancy-related court order while providing more opportunities for truant youth to access services and treatment

Bill

HB 1099: Providing notice about network adequacy to consumers

Bill

HB 1098: Revising requirements and penalties relating to the unsafe storage of firearms

Bill

HB 1012: Concerning the use of child passenger restraint systems

Bill

SB 5216: Developing multi-stage threat assessments to increase safety in K-12 schools and institutions of higher education

Bill

SB 5188: Concerning expanded learning opportunity programs

Bill

SB 5182: Concerning juvenile record sealing

Bill

SB 5173: Concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect

Bill

SB 5164: Providing public assistance to certain victims of human trafficking

Bill

SB 5161: Concerning creation of a certified child safety policy

Bill

SB 5144: Implementing child support pass-through payments

Bill

SB 5096: Concerning short-term case aides that provide temporary assistance for foster parents

Bill

SB 5089: Increasing early learning access for children ages thirty months and older with developmental delays or disabilities

Bill

SB 5072: Concerning extreme risk protection orders

Bill

SB 5057: Protecting youth from tobacco products and vapor products by increasing the minimum legal age of sale of tobacco and vapor products

Bill

SB 5055: Increasing availability of peer services for persons with behavioral health disorder

Bill

SB 5054: Increasing the behavioral health workforce by establishing a reciprocity program to increase the portability of behavioral health licenses and certifications

Bill

SB 5053: Increasing behavioral health workforce participation by addressing certification and licensure requirements

Bill

SB 5027: Concerning extreme risk protection orders

Bill

Happy 2019 and some state and federal policy updates from POC

Legislative Update

Partners for Our Children 2019 state policy priorities

Brief

Meet our fantastic interns

Blog

Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2019–21 biennial budget on December 13th

Blog

Representative Ruth Kagi honored as she retires from state legislature

Blog

Strive travels to Australia

Blog

HR 6: Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act

Bill

POC's former director appointed to oversight board of DCYF

Blog

Changes in leadership at Partners for Our Children

Blog

POC's Susan Barkan wins new Winning Victories Grant from Antioch College

Blog

POC's Susan Barkan wins new Winning Victories Grant from Antioch College

Blog

Predictive analytics forum grapples with issues related to transparency, accountability and fairness

Blog

POC Data Portal celebrates five years

Blog

POC will co-host two briefings on Capitol Hill in May

Blog

POC begins tracking federal legislation related to child and family well-being

Legislative Update

H Res 443: Recognizing the Importance and Effectiveness of Trauma Informed Care

Bill

HR 2060: Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act

Bill

HR 2512: Foster Youth and Driving Act

Bill

HR 2682: Supporting Foster Youth in Successful Parenting Act of 2017

Bill

HR 2236: Foster and Homeless Youth Food Security Act

Bill

HR 3490: Supporting Adopted Children and Families Act

Bill

HR 3491: Protecting Adopted Children Act

Bill

HR 1757: Trauma Informed Care for Children and Families Act of 2017

Bill

S 1091: Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act

Bill

HR 4547: The Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018

Bill

S 705: Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017

Bill

S 1964: Child Welfare Oversight and Accountability Act

Bill

S 1792: Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2017

Bill

S 1795: Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act

Bill

HR 2681: Foster Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Act of 2017

Bill

S 1827: Keep Kids' Insurance Dependable and Secure Act of 2017 (or the KIDS Act of 2017)

Bill

Historic increases for children and families in 2018 federal budget

Blog

2018 Washington state legislative highlights

Blog

POC Celebrates National Professional Social Work Month

Blog

New law restructures the federal financing of child welfare

Blog

SB 6620: Improving safety in schools and the safety of students

Bill

SB 6618: Relating to ensuring access to mental health counselors by students in public and private schools

Bill

Week seven: Two more weeks, but who’s counting?!

Legislative Update

SB 5307: Creating alternatives to total confinement for certain qualifying offenders with minor children

Bill

Week five: Day 33 today, but who’s counting??!!

Legislative Update

SB 5596: Phasing out use of the valid court order exception to place youth in detention for noncriminal behavior.

Bill

HB 1790: Concerning dependency petitions where the department of social and health services is the petitioner.

Bill

SB 6468: Expanding community-based behavioral health facilities through issuance of state bonds

Bill

HB 2572: Removing health coverage barriers to accessing substance use disorder treatment services.

Bill

HB 2985: Relating to enhancing educational opportunities for vulnerable youth using funding distributed from the Puget Sound taxpayer accountability account

Bill

HB 2898: Concerning additional enrichment levy amounts to fund early learning programs

Bill

SB 6287: Making technical changes regarding the Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Bill

SB 5407: Concerning the preservation of housing options for tenants

Bill

HB 2967: Assisting Washington families by improving the fairness of the state’s tax system by enacting a capital gains tax and providing property

Bill

SB 6580: Relating to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

Bill

SB 6566: Related to juvenile offenses

Bill

SB 6569: Relating to regulatory relief for licensed child care providers

Bill

HB 2954: Relating to regulatory relief for licensed child care providers

Bill

SB 5074: Relating to eligibility for state financial aid programs

Bill

SB 5766: Relating to preventing harassment, intimidation, bullying and discrimination in public schools

Bill

SB 6533: Relating to child care center licensing standards regarding educational requirements

Bill

SB 6495: Expanding the extension for community healthcare outcomes program

Bill

HB 2907: Relating to confinement in juvenile rehabilitation

Bill

HB 2923: Related to concerning juvenile offenses

Bill

HB 2905: Providing a sales and use tax exemption for diapers

Bill

2018 legislative update - week 3: Three Down, Five To Go!

Legislative Update

SB 6525: Relating to final implementation of education funding reform

Bill

HB 2513: Relating to implementing a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and behavioral health in higher education, with enhanced services to student veterans

Bill

SB 6514: Relating to implementing a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and behavioral health in higher education, with enhanced services to student veterans

Bill

SB 6503: Relating to implementing child support pass-through payments

Bill

SB 6502: Relating to improving housing stability for people with disabilities and seniors by amending eligibility for the essential needs and housing support for the aged, blind, or disabled assistance programs

Bill

HB 2895: Relating to revising conditions under which a person is subject to exclusive adult jurisdiction and extending juvenile court jurisdiction over serious cases to age 25

Bill

HB 2892: Relating to the mental health field response teams programs

Bill

SB 6496: Encouraging transparency within the department of social and health services

Bill

SB 6495: Expanding the extension for community healthcare outcomes program

Bill

SB 6492: Relating to child sex trafficking

Bill

SB 6486: Relating to expanding registered apprenticeship programs

Bill

SB 6485: Relating to improving access to mental health services for children and youth

Bill

HB 2767: Relating to suspension and expulsion of students including kindergarten and early elementary school students

Bill

HB 2932: Related to concerning juvenile offenses

Bill

SB 6560: Relating to ensuring that no youth is discharged from a public system of care into homelessness

Bill

SB 5257: Relating to including referred and diverted youth in establishing community juvenile accountability program guidelines

Bill

SHB 1280: Relating to including referred and diverted youth in establishing community juvenile accountability program guidelines

Bill

SB 6554: Relating to creating a director of homelessness for certain counties

Bill

SHB 1482: Relating to establishing the legislative-executive WorkFirst poverty reduction oversight task force

Bill

SB 5440: Relating to establishing the legislative-executive WorkFirst poverty reduction oversight task force

Bill

SB 6550: Relating to diversion of juvenile justice offenses

Bill

SB 6549: Relating to expanding the access to baby and child dentistry program to serve children with disabilities

Bill

HB 2920: Relating to child sex trafficking

Bill

HB 2795: Relating to private case management of child welfare services

Bill

SB 6453: Relating to legal support for kinship caregivers

Bill

SB 6472: Relating to Indian health care in Washington state

Bill

SB 6471: Relating to developing model policies to create workplaces that are safe from sexual harassment

Bill

SB 6467: Relating to families in need of services

Bill

SB 6464: Relating to studying the cliff effect in the working connections child care program

Bill

HB 2870: Concerning families in need of services

Bill

HB 2867: Helping foster and homeless youth complete apprenticeships

Bill

HB 2861: Expanding the provision of trauma-informed child care

Bill

HB 2860: Creating the Washington Children's Educational Savings Account program

Bill

HB 2857: Concerning therapeutic responses to commercially sexually exploited youth

Bill

HB 2855: Concerning the sharing of information between participants in multidisciplinary coordination of child sexual abuse investigations

Bill

HB 2854: Establishing pilot programs to plan for the needs of certain college students experiencing homelessness

Bill

HB 2848: Modifying school and court processes to promote attendance and reduce truancy

Bill

SB 6452: Expanding the activities of the children’s mental health consultation program

Bill

SB 6441: Transferring all aspects of Working Connections Child Care and Seasonal Child Care Service Delivery to the Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Bill

SB 6436: Relating to foster youth health care benefits

Bill

SB 6419: Promoting access to the Washington Early Childhood Education And Assistance Program

Bill

SB 6407: Relating to private case management of child welfare

Bill

2018 legislative update - week two!

Legislative Update

SB 6404: Relating to background checks for persons providing child care services

Bill

SB 6403: Supporting the business of child care

Bill

SB 6387: Related to the handling of child forensic interview and child interview digital recordings

Bill

SB 6364: Relating to ending homelessness

Bill

SB 5998: Granting relatives, including but not limited to grandparents, the right to seek visitation with a child through courts

Bill

HB 2832: Ensuring the Passport To College Promise program is available to certain populations of foster youth

Bill

HB 2826: Relating to Indian health care in Washington state

Bill

HB 2820: Relating to the healthy relationships campaign

Bill

HB 2816: Transferring all aspects of Working Connections Child Care And Seasonal Child Care Service Delivery to the Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Bill

HB 2806: Relating to child sex trafficking

Bill

HB 2800: Relating to Behavioral Rehabilitation Services

Bill

HB 2799: Relating to providing that certain local sales and use taxes may be used for prevention and outreach programs

Bill

HB 2798: Relating to the baby court initiative

Bill

SB 6257: Providing early intervention services for eligible children

Bill

HB 2650: Providing early intervention services for eligible children

Bill

ESHB 1508: Promoting student health and readiness through meal and nutrition programs

Bill

HB 1570: Concerning access to homeless housing and assistance

Bill

ESHB 2008: Relating to the budgeting process for core state services for children

Bill

HB 2670: Providing services and supports to pregnant and parenting minors to improve educational attainment

Bill

HB 2684: Defining best practices for the process and people involves in best interest determination of students in out-of-home care

Bill

HB 2700: Relating to the handling of child forensic interview and child interview digital recordings

Bill

HB 2712: Relating to eliminating lunch co-pays for students who qualify for reduced-priced lunches

Bill

HB 2761: Improving placement stability for children and youth involved with child welfare services

Bill

HB 2764: Improving access and completion for students at public institutions of higher education, especially at community and technical colleges

Bill

HB 2776: Relating to suspension and expulsion of students including kindergarten and early elementary school students

Bill

HB 2779: Improving access to mental health services for children and youth

Bill

HB 2784: Relating to background checks for persons providing child care services

Bill

HB 2785: Relating to providing the list of foster parent rights and responsibilities to prospective and current foster parents

Bill

HB 2791: Relating to faith-based exemptions regarding criminal mistreatment of children and vulnerable adults

Bill

HB 2330: Concerning expansion of extended foster care eligibility

Bill

SB 6274: Helping foster and homeless youth complete apprenticeships

Bill

SB 6013: Concerning behavioral rehabilitation services

Bill

HB 2663: Relating to legal support for kinship caregivers

Bill

HB 2610: Creating the hunger-free students bill of rights act

Bill

HB 2659: Expanding eligibility for the early childhood education and assistance program

Bill

HB 2660: Continuing access to Medicaid services

Bill

HB 2396: Establishing the working families’ child care access and affordability through regional employers act

Bill

HB 2386: Room and board for college bound scholarship students

Bill

SB 6259: Creating the social work professional loan repayment program

Bill

SB 6262: Establishing pilot programs to plan for the needs of certain college students experiencing homelessness

Bill

SB 6263: Expanding the Passport To College Promise Program to include youth experiencing homelessness and foster youth thirteen and older

Bill

HB 2348: Prohibiting the waiver, reduction, or suspension of certain fees charged to persons who commit offenses involving the sexual exploitation of children

Bill

HB 2311: Reducing barriers to student participation in extracurricular activities

Bill

SB 6304: Continuing access to Medicaid services

Bill

SB 6309: Relating to extending the timeline for completing a family assessment response

Bill

SB 6225: Health coverage for young adults

Bill

SB 6223: Equitable educational outcomes for foster children and youth from preschool to postsecondary education

Bill

SB 6222: Concerning expansion of extended foster care eligibility

Bill

SB 6166: Child sex trafficking

Bill

SB 6160: Relating to revising conditions under which a person is subject to exclusive adult jurisdiction and extending juvenile court jurisdiction over serious cases to age 25

Bill

SB 6148: Achieving equitable educational outcomes for vulnerable children and youth

Bill

SB 6141: Strengthening school district plans for recognition, screening, and response to emotional or behavioral distress

Bill

SB 6138: Extending the stature of limitations for food stamp fraud

Bill

SB 6117: Revising conditions under which juvenile court records may be sealed

Bill

SB 6116: Modifying eligibility and benefits under certain economic services programs

Bill

SB 6115: Residential custody services for tribal youth

Bill

SB 6114: The issuance of identi-cards to individuals released from juvenile rehabilitation facilities operated by the department of social and health services or any successor state agency

Bill

SB 6100: Working Connections Childcare Program subsidy

Bill

SB 6084: Requiring maintenance of minimum essential health care coverage

Bill

SB 6065: School district policy and procedures for interviews and interrogations of students on school premises

Bill

SB 6048: Concerning the age of individuals at which sale or distribution of tobacco and vapor products may be made

Bill

SB 6047: Ensuring access to affordable health care coverage for children

Bill

SB 6025: Increasing success in therapeutic courts

Bill

SB 6003: Concerning breakfast after the bell programs in certain public schools “Washington kids ready to learn act”

Bill

SB 5996: Encouraging the disclosure and discussion of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace

Bill

HB 2667: Relating to improving housing stability for people with disabilities and seniors by amending eligibility for the essential needs and housing support and the aged, blind, or disabled assistance programs

Bill

HB 2642: Relating to requiring the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to provide a written explanation for a determination of unsuitability for unsupervised access to children in care

Bill

HB 2578: Relating to preserving and expanding rental housing options for persons whose source of income is derived from or includes sources other than employment

Bill

HB 2530: Relating to foster youth health care benefits

Bill

HB 2512: Making technical changes regarding the Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Bill

HB 2509: Relating to mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect

Bill

HB 2496: Relating to strengthening school district plans for recognition, screening, and response to emotional or behavioral distress in students

Bill

HB 2488: Clarifying the use of the Puget Sound taxpayer accountability account to include facilities to improve educational outcomes in early learning, K-12, and higher education

Bill

HB 2451: Expanding the activities of the children’s mental health services consultation program

Bill

HB 2450: Supporting the business of child care

Bill

HB 2449: Extending the timeline for completing a family assessment response

Bill

HB 2437: Encouraging investments in affordable and supportive housing

Bill

HB 2436: Defining community health workers and their roles

Bill

HB 2411: Reducing wasted food in order to fight hunger and reduce environmental impacts

Bill

HB 2367: Establishing a child care collaborative task force

Bill

HB 1630: Relating to allowing minors to consent to share their personally identifying information in the Washington homeless client management information system.

Bill

HB 2372: The issuance of identi-cards to individuals released from juvenile rehabilitation facilities operated by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) or any successor state agency

Bill

HB 2371: Implementing child support pass-through payments

Bill

POC 2018 priorities and key terms

Blog

HB 2293: Restricting firearms and dangerous weapons in early learning facilities

Bill

SHB 2256: Concerning the online availability of foster parent pre-service training

Bill

How the Governor's proposed budget could impact kids and families in Washington

Blog

POC co-sponsors federal briefing about food insecurity on college campuses

Blog

POC team welcomes new UW students

Blog

Legislative wins for vulnerable kids and families

Blog

Strive

Blog

Laura Orlando Receives UW School of Social Work Staff Recognition Award

Blog

2017 Legislative Update - Week 28: SINE DIE!

Legislative Update

2017 Legislative Update - Week 26

Legislative Update

2017 Legislative Update - Week 25

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2017 Legislative Update - Week 24

Legislative Update

2017 Legislative Update - Week 23

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2017 Legislative Update - Weeks 21-22

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2017 Legislative Update - Week 20

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2017 Legislative Update - Week 19

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2017 Legislative Update - Week 18

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2017 Legislative Update - Week 17

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2017 Legislative Update - Week 16

Legislative Update

SB 5929: Concerning investing in Washington families by improving the fairness of the states excise tax system by narrowing or eliminating tax preferences, imposing a business and occupation tax surcharge while eliminating tax liability for small business

Bill

2017 Legislative Update - Week 15

Legislative Update

Children, Youth & Families in the Current Budget Proposals

Brief

2017 Legislative Update - Week 14

Legislative Update

2017 Legislative Update - Week 13

Legislative Update

2017 Legislative Update - Week 12

Legislative Update

HB 2189: Concerning eligibility for the early childhood education and assistance program

Bill

HB 2186: Concerning investing in Washington families by improving the fairness of the states excise tax system and implementing marketplace fairness in Washington.

Bill

SB 5903: Concerning the provision of funding and services to address homelessness

Bill

SB 5898: Concerning eligibility for public assistance programs

Bill

SB 5894: Concerning behavioral health system reform

Bill

2017 Legislative Update - Week 11

Legislative Update

SB 5901: Concerning eligibility for the working connections child care and early childhood education and assistance programs

Bill

2017 Legislative Update - Week 10

Legislative Update

SB 5890: Concerning foster care and adoption support

Bill

2017 Legislative Update - Week 9

Legislative Update

HB 2143: Expanding opportunities for higher education students

Bill

HB 2144: Concerning the taxation of vapor products

Bill

SB 5864: Concerning the goal of ending homelessness

Bill

SB 5863: Requiring the Department of Social and Health Services to adopt outcome and performance measures to evaluate substance use disorder treatment providers

Bill

The Influence of the Supervisory Work Unit on Child Welfare Worker Turnover

Blog

2017 Legislative Update - Week 8

Legislative Update

HB 1401: Requiring the court to remove any person serving as a court-appointed special advocate or volunteer guardian ad litem if that person has made a materially false statement under oath

Bill

SB 5257: Including referred and diverted youth in establishing community juvenile accountability program guidelines

Bill

SB 5030: Concerning human trafficking, prostitution, and commercial sexual abuse of a minor

Bill

SB 5321: Concerning parental rights and responsibilities of sexual assault perpetrators and survivors

Bill

SB 5246: Concerning the department of early learning's access to records and personal information for purposes of determining character and suitability of child care workers and individuals who have unsupervised access to children in child care setti

Bill

2017 Legislative Update - Week 7

Legislative Update

SB 5077: Allowing the department of corrections to provide temporary housing assistance to individuals being released from the Washington corrections center for women.

Bill

HB 1116: Implementing family and medical leave insurance

Bill

HB 1109: Supporting victims of sexual assault.

Bill

2017 Legislative Update - Week 6

Legislative Update

HB 1078: Concerning human trafficking, prostitution, and commercial sexual abuse of a minor

Bill

HB 2117: Granting relatives, including but not limited to grandparents, the right to seek visitation with a child through the courts

Bill

SB 5779: Concerning behavioral health integration in primary care

Bill

SB 5831: Concerning assessment of the needs of girls and young women concurrently involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems

Bill

SB 5829: Addressing paid family leave

Bill

HB 2121: Repealing income eligibility for temporary assistance for needy families benefits for a child who lives with a nonparent caregiver

Bill

SB 5818: Health care systems and behavioral health organizations

Bill

HB 2069: Suspending certain rule-making activities of the department of early learning

Bill

HB 2072: Concerning the child rescue fund

Bill

SB 5522: Requiring the department of social and health services to collect and publicly report information on the safe surrender of newborn children.

Bill

SB 5247: Updating certain department of early learning advising and contracting mechanisms to reflect federal requirements, legislative mandates, and planned system improvements

Bill

SB 5107: Creating a local pathway for local governments, school districts, and nonprofit organizations to provide more high quality early learning opportunities by reducing barriers and increasing efficiency

Bill

2017 Legislative Update - Week 5

Legislative Update

SB 5749: Concerning paperwork reduction in order to improve the availability of mental health services to protect children and families

Bill

SB 5763: Implementing recommendations from the children's mental health work group

Bill

SB 5753: Concerning the financing of early learning facilities

Bill

HB 2039: Creating the Washington information and referral access account to provide funds for the Washington information network 211 system

Bill

SB 5765: Repealing certain tax exemptions and deductions to help pay for the full funding of basic education

Bill

SB 5766: Preventing harassment, intimidation, and bullying in public schools

Bill

HB 2061: Excluding holidays and weekends from the time period required for youth shelters to notify parents

Bill

HB 2054: Providing that home-based instruction of a foster child may not be the sole basis for denying a foster-family home license

Bill

SB 5657: Concerning the hosting of the homeless by religious organizations

Bill

HB 2044: Concerning the hosting of the homeless by religious organizations

Bill

HB 2053: Allowing foster children to be homeschooled

Bill

SB 5770: Concerning transfer of jurisdiction from a tribe in dependency cases involving Indian children

Bill

HB 2045: Concerning transfer of jurisdiction from a tribe in dependency cases involving Indian children

Bill

SB 5498: Creating the department of children, youth, and families

Bill

HB 1867: Improving transitions in extended foster care to increase housing stability for foster youth

Bill

HB 2014: Collecting data on hunger in Washington state

Bill

SB 5742: Concerning working connections child care eligibility for applicants or consumers enrolled in programs that will lead to a baccalaureate degree

Bill

HB 2013: Providing for the use of independent mediators to address adverse child care licensing decisions

Bill

HB 2008: Addressing the budgeting process for core state services for children

Bill

SB 5733: Improving student achievement by providing summer programs

Bill

SB 5728: Creating the young adult affordable health care program

Bill

SB 5722: Restricting the practice of conversion therapy

Bill

HB 1957: Establishing community appeals boards that review licensing decisions of the department of early learning

Bill

HB 1988: Implementing a vulnerable youth guardianship program

Bill

HB 1931: Concerning the posting of child abuse and neglect mandated reporter requirements

Bill

HB 1930: Concerning child custody

Bill

HB 1943: Concerning child welfare court proceedings

Bill

SB 5694: Concerning the sealing of juvenile records

Bill

SB 5706: Addressing parent-initiated behavioral health treatment for children aged thirteen to seventeen years old

Bill

SB 5709: Providing notification to parents when a minor accesses behavioral health services

Bill

SB 5696: Concerning breakfast after the bell programs

Bill

Children's Mental Health

Brief

Family Visitation in the Child Welfare System

Brief

2017 Legislative Update - Week 4

Legislative Update

SB 5656: Concerning the goal of ending homelessness

Bill

SB 5588: Developing information concerning racial disproportionality

Bill

HB 1883: Eliminating the placement of foster youth in hotel rooms or department offices

Bill

SB 5605: Aligning the office of the superintendent of public instructions background check authority with that of the department of early learning

Bill

HB 1875: Establishing a pilot project to license outdoor early learning and child care programs

Bill

SB 5631: Concerning the University of Washington's alternative process for awarding contracts

Bill

HB 1861: Concerning the University of Washingtons alternative process for awarding contracts

Bill

SB 5650: Creating the safe streets pilot project

Bill

SB 5625: Allowing minors to consent to share their personally identifying information in the Washington homeless client management information system

Bill

SB 5618: Concerning arrest of sixteen and seventeen year olds for domestic violence assault

Bill

SB 5609: Addressing resource limitations for public assistance

Bill

SB 5608: Allowing minors to consent to share their personally identifying information in the Washington homeless client management information system

Bill

SB 5598: Granting relatives, including but not limited to grandparents, the right to seek visitation with a child through the courts

Bill

SB 5596: Phasing out use of the valid court order exception to place youth in detention for noncriminal behavior

Bill

SB 5580: Concerning professionals qualified to examine individuals in the mental health and substance use disorder treatment systems

Bill

HB 1825: Extending the timeline for completing a family assessment response, allowing the department of social and health services to complete a family assessment response upon the verbal agreement of a parent to participate, and defining disqualifying cr

Bill

HB 1832: Concerning the commercially sexually exploited children statewide coordinating committee

Bill

HB 1831: Revising resource limitations for public assistance

Bill

HB 1816: Concerning information sharing related to implementation of the homeless youth prevention and protection act of 2015

Bill

HB 1815: Concerning the rights of an alleged parent in dependency proceedings

Bill

HB 1814: Concerning notification requirements for the department of social and health services

Bill

SB 5663: Providing support for foster youth in obtaining drivers licenses and automobile liability insurance

Bill

HB 1808: Providing support for foster youth in obtaining drivers licenses and automobile liability insurance

Bill

HB 1797: Concerning encouraging affordable housing development and preservation by providing cities limited sales tax remittance for qualifying investments, providing cities and counties authority to use real estate excise taxes to support affordable hous

Bill

HB 1796: Providing reasonable accommodations in the workplace for pregnant women

Bill

HB 1791: Authorizing the department of social and health services to assess and offer services to child sex trafficking victims

Bill

HB 1790: Concerning dependency petitions where the department of social and health services is the petitioner

Bill

HB 1784: Concerning creation of a certified child safety policy

Bill

HB 1777: Concerning the financing of early learning facilities

Bill

HB 1758: Concerning the business of child care

Bill

SB 5613: Addressing confinement in juvenile rehabilitation facilities for juveniles convicted in adult court

Bill

HB 1743: Addressing confinement in juvenile rehabilitation facilities for juveniles convicted in adult court

Bill

HB 1735: Concerning the department of early learning's access to records and personal information for purposes of determining character and suitability of child care workers and individuals who have unsupervised access to children in child care setti

Bill

HB 1728: Protecting minors from sexual exploitation

Bill

SB 5559: Implementing a vulnerable youth guardianship program

Bill

SB 5531: Providing reasonable accommodations in the workplace for pregnant women

Bill

SB 5529: Concerning dual language in early learning and K-12 education

Bill

HB 1819: Reducing certain documentation and paperwork requirements in order to improve childrens mental health and safety

Bill

SB 5561: Regulating disclosure of information regarding treatment or care of minors

Bill

2017 Legislative Update - Week 3

Legislative Update

HB 1565: Health Coverage for young adults

Bill

HB 1551: Equipment assistance grants to enhance student nutrition in public schools

Bill

HB 1523: Coverage of preventive services

Bill

HB 1522: Community Health Workers

Bill

HB 1508: Promoting student health and readiness through meal and nutrition programs

Bill

HB 1603: Updating the child support economic table

Bill

SB 5443: Concerning fiscal notes

Bill

SB 5485: Collecting data on hunger in Washington state

Bill

SB 5490: Concerning notification requirements for the department of social and health services

Bill

SB 5484: Updating the early learning facilities fund program

Bill

HB 1661: Creating the department of children, youth, and families

Bill

HB 1704: Concerning doula services for incarcerated women

Bill

HB 1719: Updating certain department of early learning advising and contracting mechanisms to reflect federal requirements, legislative mandates, and planned system improvements

Bill

HB 1713: Implementing recommendations from the childrens mental health work group

Bill

HB 1624: Concerning working connections child care eligibility for vulnerable children

Bill

SB 5463: Protecting public safety through responsible storage of firearms

Bill

SB 5461: Authorizing the disestablishment of paternity responsibilities of a nonparent if genetic testing shows by clear and convincing evidence that a man is not the genetic father of a child

Bill

HB 1621: Providing funding allocations to promote childrens health and social-emotional learning

Bill

HB 1618: Concerning family and community engagement coordinators

Bill

HB 1612: Creating a suicide-safer homes project account to support prevention efforts and develop strategies for reducing access to lethal means

Bill

HB 1638: Concerning the provision of trauma-informed child care

Bill

HB 1630: Allowing minors to consent to share their personally identifying information in the Washington homeless client management information system

Bill

HB 1617: Concerning child welfare volunteer guardian ad litem program requirements

Bill

SB 5482: Providing additional funding for the preservation and creation of affordable housing

Bill

HB 1641: Concerning informed consent for nonemergency, outpatient, primary health care services for unaccompanied homeless youth under the federal McKinney-Vento homeless assistance act

Bill

HB 1639: Creating a specialized child care pilot program for vulnerable children

Bill

HB 1628: Concerning the educational success of youth in foster care

Bill

HB 1633: Concerning the preservation of housing options for tenants

Bill

SB 5440: Establishing the legislative-executive Work First poverty reduction oversight task force

Bill

SB 5407: Concerning the preservation of housing options for tenants

Bill

SB 5399: Concerning the use of background checks for persons who work with children, persons with developmental disabilities, and vulnerable adults

Bill

SB 5382: Authorizing the issuance of identicards at a reduced cost to applicants who are under the age of eighteen and without a permanent residence address

Bill

HB 1570: Concerning access to homeless housing and assistance

Bill

HB 1569: Requiring the department of social and health services to request all necessary exemptions and waivers from the federal government to allow students to use electronic benefit transfer cards at institutions of higher education

Bill

HB 1566: Concerning the definition of work activity for the purposes of the WorkFirst program

Bill

HB 1563: Requiring school districts to adopt policies regarding the mandatory posting of the child abuse and neglect hotline

Bill

HB 1557: Creating the safe streets pilot project

Bill

HB 1554: Concerning parenting plans

Bill

HB 1543: Concerning parental rights and responsibilities of sexual assault perpetrators and survivors

Bill

HB 1542: Concerning dropout prevention through engaging youth in farming

Bill

HB 1539: Regarding a curriculum for the prevention of sexual abuse of students

Bill

HB 1524: Increasing success in therapeutic courts

Bill

HB 1518: Improving student achievement by promoting social emotional learning throughout the calendar year

Bill

HB 1511: Concerning the learning assistance program

Bill

HB 1451: Improving language access for public school students and families with limited English proficiency

Bill

SB 5363: Concerning the appointment of counsel for youth in dependency court proceedings

Bill

SB 5357: Establishing a pilot project to license outdoor early learning and child care programs

Bill

SB 5353: Concerning foundational public health services

Bill

SB 5347: Concerning the definition of work activity for the purposes of the WorkFirst program

Bill

HB 1491: Concerning pediatric transitional care centers

Bill

HB 1482: Establishing the legislative-executive WorkFirst poverty reduction oversight task force

Bill

HB 1445: Concerning dual language in early learning and K-12 education

Bill

SHB 1239: Concerning requests for medical records to support an application for social security benefits

Bill

The Impact of Poverty on Children and Families

Brief

Creating a new Department of Children, Youth and Families

Brief

2017 Legislative Update - Week 2

Legislative Update

SB 5252: Addressing the effectiveness of document recording fee surcharge funds that support homeless programs

Bill

SB 5299: Promoting healthy outcomes for pregnant women and infants

Bill

SB 5293: Concerning court-based and school-based efforts to promote attendance and reduce truancy

Bill

SB 5295: Adding the use of shared leave for employees who are sick or temporarily disabled because of pregnancy disability or for the purposes of parental leave to bond with the employee's newborn, adoptive, or foster child

Bill

HB 1434: Adding the use of shared leave for employees who are sick or temporarily disabled because of pregnancy disability or for the purposes of parental leave to bond with the employees newborn, adoptive, or foster child

Bill

HB 1432: Concerning foundational public health services

Bill

HB 1425: Creating the Washington next generation educational savings account pilot program

Bill

HB 1424: Ensuring a parent or guardian has the authority to admit and keep a minor child into a treatment facility for chemical dependency treatment for fourteen days

Bill

SB 5289: Modifying the infraction of and penalties for distracted driving

Bill

HB 1371: Modifying the infraction of and penalties for distracted driving

Bill

HB 1377: Improving students mental health by enhancing nonacademic professional services

Bill

HB 1215: Authorizing innovation schools

Bill

SB 5152: Concerning pediatric transitional care centers

Bill

SB 5155: Concerning suspension and expulsion of kindergarten and early elementary school students

Bill

HB 1379: Implementing a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and behavioral health in higher education

Bill

HB 1365: Requiring the use of trained meeting facilitators in certain planning meetings involving children, parents, caregivers, and others

Bill

HB 1366: Concerning family reunification in the child welfare process

Bill

HB 1314: Concerning health care authority auditing practices

Bill

SB 5241: Concerning the educational success of youth in foster care

Bill

HB 1312: Requiring the department of social and health services to collect and publicly report information on the safe surrender of newborn children

Bill

HB 1306: Authorizing the termination of all legal responsibilities of a nonparent if genetic testing shows by clear and convincing evidence that a man is not the genetic father of a child

Bill

SB 5163: Addressing unknown changes to the federal affordable care act and the four-year balanced budget requirement

Bill

HB 1290: Removing references to faith-based exemptions regarding criminal mistreatment of children and vulnerable adults

Bill

HB 1265: Providing tax relief to females by exempting feminine hygiene products from retail sales and use taxes

Bill

SHB 1251: Concerning the appointment of counsel for youth in dependency court proceedings

Bill

HB 1197: Concerning respite services for caregivers of people with mental illness

Bill

HB 1236: Encouraging courts to require that children subject to truancy petitions complete and submit assignments

Bill

2017 Legislative Update - Week 1

Legislative Update

HB 1170: Maintaining and facilitating court-based and school-based efforts to promote attendance and reduce truancy.

Bill

SB 5105: Streamlining foster care licensing

Bill

SB 5093: Providing tax relief to females by exempting feminine hygiene products from retail sales and use tax.

Bill

SB 5092: Designating the revenue from the sales and use tax on feminine hygiene products to the women helping women grant program.

Bill

SB 5066: Concerning state budgeting through zero-based budget reviews.

Bill

SB 5032: Implementing family and medical leave insurance.

Bill

SB 5065 : Concerning government performance and accountability

Bill

SB 5050: Banning the sale of assault weapons and large capacity magazines

Bill

HB 1054: Concerning the age of individuals at which ale or distribution of tobacco and vapor products may be made

Bill

SJR 8200: Amending the Constitution to provide for a system of publicly funded schools.

Bill

HB 1047: Protecting the public’s health by creating a system for safe and secure collection and disposal of unwanted medications

Bill

HB 1021: Funding education first

Bill

HB 1011: Allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities

Bill

HB 1122: Protecting public safety through responsible storage of firearms

Bill

Feasibility of Connecting, a substance-abuse prevention program for foster teens and their caregivers.

Publication

POC's Jen Kitajo Receives UW School of Social Work Staff Recognition Award

Blog

Finding Affordable, Innovative Ways to Harness Technology to Combat Homelessness

News

A Game Changer in Improving Systems for Youth

Blog

Join Us For A Poverty Forum

Blog

Strive: Where Are We Today?

Blog

Legislative Update - Special Session - Week 3 (Sine Die!)

Legislative Update

Top 7 Reasons Oliver Will Improve Social Services

Blog

Legislative Update - Special Session - Week 1

Legislative Update

SB 6671: Relating to the review of state and local homelessness prevention, assistance, and housing efforts

Bill

HB 3006: Relating to fully accounting for the cost of basic education by including the costs currently paid through local levies in the four year outlook

Bill

Legislative Update - Week 8

Legislative Update

Legislative Update - Week 7

Legislative Update

SB 5915: Relating to fiscal notes

Bill

SB 5728: Relating to permitting opt-out screening for HIV infection

Bill

HB 2995: Relating to the four-year balanced budget process

Bill

Legislative Update - Week 6

Legislative Update

Governor Inslee Announces Plans for a Separate Children and Families Department

Blog

Legislative Update - Week 5

Legislative Update

Can Innovation Improve Lives of Vulnerable Children and Families?

News

SB 6658: Relating to granting relatives, including but not limited to grandparents, the right to seek visitation with a child through the courts

Bill

HB 1553: Encouraging certificates of restoration of opportunity

Bill

SB 6647: Relating to responding to the crisis of homelessness in Washington

Bill

Legislative Update - Week 4

Legislative Update

HB 2515: Concerning the reimbursement rate primary care providers receive to participate in Medicaid

Bill

SB 6272: Concerning the reimbursement rate primary care providers receive to participate in Medicaid

Bill

HB 2366: Concerning basic education obligations

Bill

HB 1794: Concerning early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families

Bill

SB 6530: Providing public notices of public health, safety, and welfare in a language other than English

Bill

SB 5065: Improving educational opportunities for homeless students through increased state-funded in-school supports, housing stability, and reporting.

Bill

SB 5437: Concerning breakfast after the bell programs

Bill

HB 2964: Relating to eliminating lunch copays for students who qualify for reduced-price lunches

Bill

HB 2183: Relating to a curriculum for the prevention of sexual abuse for students

Bill

SB 6592: Relating to providing adequate time for tenants to relocate due to a rent increase

Bill

HB 2597: Relating to sexual abuse response plans

Bill

HB 1565: Concerning the preservation of housing options for participants in government assistance programs

Bill

HB 2957: Relating to the custody and placement of juveniles

Bill

HB 2958: Ensuring a parent or guardian has authority to admit and keep a minor child into a treatment facility for chemical dependency treatment for fourteen days

Bill

SB 6629: Relating to providing a sales and use tax exemption for certain feminine hygiene products

Bill

ESHB 1295: Relating to breakfast after the bell programs in certain public schools

Bill

HB 2944: Relating to children and psychotropic medication

Bill

SHB 1408: Relating to developing a definition and model for family engagement coordinator and other terms used interchangeable with it

Bill

Legislative Update - Week 3

Legislative Update

SB 6598: Relating to working connections child care eligibility for vulnerable children

Bill

SB 6603: Relating to providing for suicide awareness and prevention education for safer homes

Bill

HB 2939: Relating to requiring the department of social and health services to collect and publicly report information on the safe surrender of newborn children

Bill

SB 6494: Relating to increasing access to adequate and appropriate mental health services for children and youth

Bill

HB 2024: Relating to the use of student housing facilities at the institutions of higher education by homeless students

Bill

HB 2906: Relating to strengthening opportunities for the rehabilitation and reintegration of juvenile offenders

Bill

SB 6586: Relating to requiring the Department of Social and Health Services to collect and publicly report information on the safe surrender of newborn children

Bill

HB 2677: Relating to clarifying which counties may provide and maintain detention rooms and detention houses

Bill

HB 2915: Relating to notification requirements for the Department of Social and Human Services

Bill

HB 2927: Relating to telemedicine and integrated behavioral health care training

Bill

HB 2926: Relating to providing public notices of public health, safety, and welfare in a language other than English

Bill

HB 2874: Relating to income eligibility for temporary assistance for needy families

Bill

SB 6559: Relating to progressive income tax

Bill

SB 6557: Relating to reestablishing the juvenile justice partnership council under the administrative office of the courts

Bill

SB 5752: Relating to information concerning racial disproportionality

Bill

HB 2076: Relating to information concerning racial disproportionality

Bill

SB 6372: Relating to counties providing and maintaining detention rooms or detention houses

Bill

SB 6391: Relating to background checks in emergency placement situations requested by tribes

Bill

SB 6497: Relating to court-based and school-based intervention and prevention efforts to promote attendance and reduce truancy

Bill

POC's Top Blog Posts of 2015

Blog

SB 6529: Relating to strengthening opportunities for the rehabilitation and reintegration of juvenile offenders

Bill

HB 2878: Relating to creating a penalty assessment for crimes involving the abuse of children used to support child advocacy

Bill

SB 6524: Relating to factors to be considered when sentencing youth in adult criminal court for crimes committed as minors

Bill

SB 6543: Relating to children and psychotropic medication

Bill

SB 6535: Relating to the distribution of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits

Bill

HB 2877: Relating to the distribution of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits

Bill

Children's Mental Health

Brief

HB 2830: Relating to fiscal notes

Bill

SB 6518: Relating to creating a Department of Housing

Bill

SB 6495: Relating to notification requirements for the Department of Social and Human Services

Bill

HB 2834: Relating to implementing the homeless youth prevention and protection act of 2015

Bill

SB 5879: Relating to early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families

Bill

SB 6477: Relating to a business and occupation tax deduction for chemical dependency services provided by a health or social welfare organization

Bill

SB 6481: Relating to establishing the Washington promise program

Bill

HB 2811: Relating to tenant screening, evictions, and refunds under the residential landlord-tenant act

Bill

Poverty & Involvement in the Child Welfare System

Brief

HB 2820: Relating to establishing the Washington promise program which provides for universal and affordable access to community and technical colleges for all Washingtonians

Bill

HB 2746: Relating to mental health and chemical dependency treatment for juvenile offenders

Bill

HJR 4213: Requiring the referral of a constitutional amendment that requires a two-thirds vote of the legislature for tax increases

Bill

SB 6413: Relating to tenant screening, evictions, and refunds under the residential landlord-tenant act

Bill

SB 6422: Relating to providing affordable housing for all

Bill

SB 6423: Relating to improving budgeting through zero-based budget reviews

Bill

SB 6432: Relating to evaluation student mental health services and providing students with skills that promote mental health and well-being and increase academic performance

Bill

SB 6442: Relating to enacting the equal pay opportunity act by amending and enhancing enforcement of the equal pay act and protecting worker communications about wages and employment opportunities

Bill

HB 2749: Relating to the expansion of dates concerning measuring performance and performance-based contracting of the child welfare system

Bill

HB 2791: Relating to the Washington statewide reentry council

Bill

HB 2793: Relating to providing for suicide awareness and prevention education for safer homes

Bill

SB 5378: Concerning the preservation of housing options for participants in government assistance programs

Bill

SB 6382: Extending dates concerning measuring performance and performance-based contracting of the child welfare system

Bill

SB 6383: Concerning the requirements for filing a petition for a superior court to deal with a dependent child

Bill

SJR 8211: Amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes

Bill

HB 1541: Implementing strategies to close the educational opportunity gap, based on the recommendations of the educational opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee

Bill

HB 2713: Designating the revenue from the sales and use tax on feminine hygiene products to the women helping women grant program

Bill

HB 2728: Establishing the reading coaches grant program

Bill

HB 2716: Concerning working connections child care eligibility for vulnerable children

Bill

HB 2662: Creating the Washington next generation educational savings account program

Bill

SB 6368: Creating a pilot project to provide middle and junior high school students strategic and intentional academic support beyond the traditional school day to promote accountability and responsibility

Bill

SB 6370: Concerning the Department of Early Learnings access to records and personal information for purposes of determining character and suitability of child care workers

Bill

HB 2656: Improving state budgeting through zero-based budget reviews.

Bill

SB 6371: Concerning the definition of agency for purposes of early learning programs

Bill

SB 6364: Expanding the categories of offenses eligible for the parenting program with the department of corrections

Bill

HB 2694: Concerning background checks in emergency placement situations requested by tribes

Bill

HB 2690: Creating a pilot project to provide middle and junior high school students strategic and intentional academic support beyond the traditional school day to promote accountability and responsibility

Bill

HB 2671: Concerning the definition of agency for purposes of early learning programs

Bill

HB 2668: Vacating convictions arising from offenses committed as a result of being a victim of trafficking, promoting prostitution, or promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor

Bill

HB 2621: Concerning the Department of Early Learnings access to records and personal information for purposes of determining character and suitability of child care workers

Bill

SHB 1999: Coordinating services and programs for foster youth in order to improve educational outcomes

Bill

SB 6329: Creating the parent to parent program for individuals with developmental disabilities

Bill

HB 2607: Concerning integrated student services and family engagement.

Bill

HB 2609: Concerning educator cultural competence

Bill

HB 2591: Notifying foster parents of dependency hearings and their opportunity to be heard in those hearings

Bill

HB 1734: Relating to creation of the one family one team public-private court innovation demonstration

Bill

SB 6246: Proposed supplemental budget by Governor

Bill

HB 1682: Relating to homeless student stability and opportunities

Bill

SCR 8405: Relating to the name change of state office building

Bill

SB 6243: Relating to a training program for educators and parents to develop student social and emotional skills to help prevent youth suicide

Bill

SB 6249: Relating to host home programs

Bill

SB 6244: Relating to implementing strategies to close the educational opportunity gap

Bill

HB 2394: Relating to creating the parent to parent program for individuals with developmental disabilities

Bill

HB 2396: Relating to access to nonemergency, outpatient, primary health care services for unaccompanied homeless youth under the federal McKinney-Vento homeless assistance act

Bill

HB 2483: Relating to protecting minors from sexual exploitation

Bill

HB 2479: Relating to investing in education by modifying and improving the fairness of the Washington excise tax system by narrowing or eliminating tax preferences

Bill

HB 2449: Relating to court-based and school-based intervention and prevention efforts to promote attendance and reduce truancy

Bill

HB 2440: Relating to host home programs for youth

Bill

HB 2411: Relating to removing the marriage element from the crime of rape of a child in the first degree

Bill

HB 2439: Relating to increasing access to adequate and appropriate mental health services for children and youth

Bill

HB 2376: Proposed supplemental budget by Governor

Bill

HB 2378: Relating to the caseload forecast council

Bill

HB 2373: Relating to evaluating student mental health services and providing students with skills that promote mental health and well-being and increase academic performance

Bill

HB 2300: Relating to protecting the personal information of a person acting as a guardian ad litem

Bill

SJR 8208: Requiring a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes, a majority vote to raise certain fees, and no advisory vote by the people on tax legislation

Bill

SJR 8209: Requiring legislative action that raises taxes be approved by at least a two-thirds vote of both the senate and house of representatives

Bill

SB 6192: Relating to implementing strategies to close the educational opportunity gap, based on the recommendations of the educational opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee

Bill

SB 6195: Relating to basic education obligations; creating new sections

Bill

HB 2313: Relating to protecting youth from tobacco products and vapor products by increasing the minimum legal age of sale of tobacco and vapor products

Bill

SB 6157: Relating to protecting youth from tobacco products and vapor products by increasing the minimum legal age of sale of tobacco and vapor products

Bill

SB 6279: Relating to the caseload forecast council

Bill

SB 6298: Relating to homeless student stability and opportunities

Bill

HB 2518: Relating to reducing intergenerational poverty

Bill

SB 6310: Relating to promoting the safety of children and communities through responsible storage of firearms

Bill

HB 2511: Relating to child care center licensing requirements

Bill

HB 2513: Relating to encouraging courts to require that children subject to truancy petitions complete and submit assignments

Bill

HB 2537: Relating to periodic review of state spending programs

Bill

You Asked. We Listened. The New and Improved Data Portal.

Blog

Family Visitation in the Child Welfare System

Brief

A Separate Children's Department in Washington State

Brief

Oliver Will Soon Be Helping Runaway and Homeless Youth

Blog

POC's Poverty & Child Welfare Forum

Blog

Maintaining the Bond Between Parents in Prison and Their Children

News

Supervised Visits: An Opportunity to Engage Parents on Multiple Fronts

Blog

UW School of Social Work Taps Technology to Help Curb Suicide and Improve Child Welfare

News

Frontiers of Innovation Forum: A Recap

Blog

Nothing Scary About Outliers

Blog

2015 - 2017 Final Budget Chart

Legislative Update

2015 Legislative Session in Review: A Long but Good Year for Children and Families

Blog

What Does Age Have to Do With Adoption?

Blog

Welcome to Our New Website

Blog

HB 1774: Relating to measuring performance of the child welfare system

Bill

At-Risk Youth Intervention

Budget Component

Public Health Hotline/I-502

Budget Component

Supervised Visitation

Budget Component

SB 5594: Relating to establishing minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employment

Bill

2SSB 5732: Relating to improving behavioral health services provided to adults in Washington State

Bill

SB 5159: Relating to repealing the family and medical leave insurance act

Bill

HB 1588: Relating to requiring universal background checks for firearms transfers

Bill

SB 6555: Implementing provisions relating to child protection

Bill

HB 1934: Relating to granting all persons who have an ongoing and substantial relationship with a child, including but not limited to grandparents, the right to seek visitation with that child through the courts

Bill

HB 1506: Relating to third-party visitation

Bill

HB 2263: Relating to reinvesting savings resulting from improved outcomes in the child welfare system

Bill

SB 5714: Relating to establishing a task force on improving public health and safety regarding firearms

Bill

HB 1391: Relating to citizenship and immigration status requirements for enrollment in health care and human service programs

Bill

HB 1676: Relating to safe storage of firearms

Bill

SB 5215: Relating to establishing the WA internet crimes against children account

Bill

HB 1313: Relating to establishing minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employment

Bill

HB 2263: Relating to providing local governments with options to strengthen their communities by providing services and facilities for people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and other vulnerable populations.

Bill

SB 5485: Relating to unauthorized access to firearms

Bill

HB 2536: Concerning the use of evidence-based practices for the delivery of services to children and juveniles

Bill

SB 5895: Relating to education funding

Bill

SB 5401: Relating to empowering DSHS, DEL, and HCA to establish and enforce debts against vendors who attempt to avoid their obligation to repay overpayment debts by creating new entities and yet continue to do business with those state agencies

Bill

HB 2264: Concerning performance-based contracting related to child welfare services

Bill

SB 5556: Relating to missing endangered persons

Bill

HB 1353: Relating to mediation in family law cases involving children

Bill

SB 5710: Relating to reckless endangerment resulting from unsafe storage of firearms

Bill

SB 5292: Relating to implementing family and medical leave insurance

Bill

HB 1096: Relating to juvenile firearms and weapons crimes

Bill

SB 5894: Relating to authorizing the Medicaid expansion while ensuring state financial protections, increasing consumer engagement and choice, and establishing expectations for improved health outcomes

Bill

SB 5638: Relating to the fiscal impacts of bills and budgets

Bill

SB 5115: Relating to the definition of community mental health service delivery system

Bill

SB 5568: Relating to the disclosure of certain information when screening tenants

Bill

SB 5039: Relating to increasing revenues dedicated to basic education purposes

Bill

HB 1338: Relating to juveniles sentence to long terms of incarceration

Bill

SB 5521: Relating to protecting children under the age of 18 from the harmful effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with tanning devices

Bill

SB 5639: Relating to the identification and review of new programs

Bill

ESSHB 1522: Relating to improving behavioral health services provided to adults in Washington state by defining outcomes for adult behavioral health services...

Bill

HB 1585: Relating to protecting children under the age of 18 from the harmful effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with tanning devices

Bill

HB 2064: Relating to preserving funding deposited into the education legacy trust account used to support common schools and access to higher education by restoring the application of the Washington estate and transfer tax to certain property transfers

Bill

HB 1524: Relating to juvenile mental health diversion and disposition strategies

Bill

HB 1545: Relating to guaranteeing that the top one percent pay too

Bill

SB 5725: Relating to social worker licensing