Data is critical to informed decision making, which is why it’s important to build data reporting requirements into systems when appropriate. Investments in data reporting and analytics can help build knowledge of populations served, understanding of how services work and more.

2021 legislative update, Sine Die

Legislative Update

H Res 304: Recognizing the designation of the week of April 11 through April 17, 2021, as "Black Maternal Health Week" to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the United States and the importance of reducing maternal mortality and mor

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S 1117: The Maternal Immunization Coverage Act

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HR 2465: Healthy Families Act

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HR 2539: Education Against Hate Crimes Act of 2021

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HR 2503: Social Determinants Accelerator Act

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HR 2529: Mental Health for Latinos Act

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S 1153: Head Start Improvement Act

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S 1158: The Comprehensive Paid Leave for Federal Employees Act

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S 1173: Earn to Learn Act

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HR 2555: The CARE for Families Act

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HR 2589: The Family Medical Leave Modernization Act

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HR 2598: The COVID-19 Safe Birthing Act

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HR 2627: The Pell to Grad Act

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HCR 29: Supporting the goals and ideals of GLSEN's 2021 Day of Silence in bringing attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) name-calling, bullying, and harassment faced by individuals in schools.

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S 922: Eliminate the Digital Divide Act of 2021

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HR 1418: Family Friendly Schools Act

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HR 1558: Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2021

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HR 1566: American Indian and Alaska Native Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (AI/AN CAPTA)

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2021 budget comparisons

Blog

2021 legislative session update, week 15 (April 19- April 23)

Legislative Update

Major federal investments in child welfare and family well-being in 2021

Blog

2020 legislative session update, week 11 (April 12- April 16)

Legislative Update

2020 legislative session update, week 11 (April 12- April 16)

Legislative Update

S 883: Educational Opportunity and Success Act.

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S 886: National Child Abuse Help Hotline Act of 2021

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S 893: Tech to Save Moms Act

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S 901: Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act

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S 906: Military Family Violence Prevention Act

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HR 2119: Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act

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S 971: Children and Media Research Advancement (CAMRA) Act

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S 983: Consumer Health Options and Insurance Competition Enhancement (CHOICE) Act

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HR 2248: Ending Punitive, Unfair, School-based Harm that is Overt and Unresponsive to Trauma (Ending PUSHOUT) Act

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S 1010: Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 3.0

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S 1049: Improving Child Care For Working Families Act

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HR 2328: Prohibition of Medicaid Funding for Conversion Therapy Act

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HR 2347: Strengthening the Vaccines for Children Program Act

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HR 2253: Social and Emotional Learning for Families (SELF) Act

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HR 2028: Fostering Postsecondary Success for Foster and Homeless Youth.

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HR 1794: Foster Youth Dental Coverage Act of 2021

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HR 1793: The Immediate Coverage for Former Foster Youth Act.

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HR 1795: Expanded Coverage for Former Foster Youth Act

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HR 6: American Dream and Promise Act of 2021

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2021 legislative update, week 13

Legislative Update

HR 959: Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021

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HR 1212: Kira Johnson Act

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HR 1234: Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act of 2021

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S 462: Emergency Funding for Child Protection Act

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S 484: Moms Matter Act

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HR 1397: TIKES Act

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HR 131: Kalief’s Law

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2021 legislative update, week 12

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2021 legislative update, week 11

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2021 legislative update, week 10

Legislative Update

P4C stands in solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

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H Res 226: Recognizing that the United States has a moral obligation to meet its foundational promise of guaranteed justice for all.

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HR 6: American Dream and Promise Act of 2021

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HR 928: American Family Act of 2021

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HR 959: Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021

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2021 legislative update, week nine

Legislative Update

Program Instruction ACYF-CB-PI-21-04: Division X, the Supporting Foster Youth and Families Act

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Next Federal Relief Package Includes Much Needed Aid for Children and Families

Blog

HR 485: Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act

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HR 447: National Apprenticeship Act of 2021

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HR 854: Youth Corps Act of 2021

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HR 5: Equality Act

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S 341: Justice for Incarcerated Moms Act

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S 347: Data to Save Moms Act

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HR 1241: Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021

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HR 1238: Protection of Kids in Detention (PROKID) Act

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S 448: Ensuring Kids Have Access to Medically Necessary Dental Care Act

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S 485: The Family Support Services for Addiction Act

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HR 1390: Children’s Health Insurance Program Pandemic Enhancement and Relief (CHIPPER) Act

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HR 1379: Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act

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S 534: Tribal Child Support Enforcement Act

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HR 1475: Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act

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HR 1547: Youth Financial Learning Act

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S 597: End Racial and Religious Profiling Act of 2021 (ERRPA)

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S 598: A bill to authorize additional monies to the Public Housing Capital Fund of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and for other purposes.

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HR 1319: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

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HR 603: Raise the Wage Act of 2021

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SB 5470: Prohibiting broadband internet access service providers from applying data caps during a state of emergency

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SB 5233: Expanding who may conduct home studies for children in foster care and pre adoption reports

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HB 1549: Concerning child care licensing assistance

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2021 legislative update, week eight

Legislative Update

SB 5241: Promoting economic inclusion

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SB 5096: Concerning an excise tax on gains from the sale or exchange of certain capital assets

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2021 legislative update, week seven

Legislative Update

H Res 67: Expressing the moral responsibility of the Congress to end adult and child poverty in the United States.

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HR 174: EITC Modernization Act

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HR 133: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

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HR 341: Ensuring Telehealth Expansion Act

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HR 366: Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act

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HR 434: Preventing Mental Health and Substance Use Crises During Emergencies Act

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HR 394: COVID-19 Student Loan Relief Extension Act

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S 325: A bill to amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes.

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HR 438: To amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes.

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HR 433: Family Support Services for Addiction Act

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S 53: Raise the Wage Act 2021

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HR 253: Adult Day Center Enhancement Act

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HR 260: Women and Climate Change Act of 2021

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HR 265: To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to eliminate the general Medicaid funding limitations for territories of the United States, and for other purposes.

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H Res 4: Supporting the goals and ideals of No Name-Calling Week

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HR 236: To nullify the effect of Executive Order 13950 relating to combating race and sex stereotyping.

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HR 251: The Public Service Appreciation Through Loan Forgiveness Act

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H Res 30: Supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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HR 259: End Diaper Need Act of 2021

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HR 122: Original Living Wage Act

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HR 177: PROPEL Act

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HR 68: Housing Fairness Act of 2021

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HR 128: RAISE Act of 2021

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HR 66: The Comprehensive Access to Robust Insurance Now Guaranteed (CARING) for Kids Act

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SB 5451: Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations and 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operating appropriations

Bill

HB 1535: Exempting family and household necessities from the sales and use tax

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2021 legislative update, week six

Legislative Update

HB 1219: Concerning the appointment of counsel for youth in dependency court proceedings

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SB 5433: Creating the basic food categorical income eligibility program

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HB 1504: Modifying the workforce education investment act

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HB 1499: Providing behavioral health system responses to individuals with substance use disorder

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HB 1496: Creating a more progressive tax system in Washington by enacting an excise tax on sales and extraordinary profits of high valued assets

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HB 1494: Providing housing safety, security, and protection for Washington families by creating the anti-displacement property tax exemption

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2021 legislative update, week five

Legislative Update

SB 5426: Improving the equity of Washington state's tax code by creating the Washington state wealth tax and taxing extraordinary financial intangible assets

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SB 5424: Providing financial relief for working families

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SB 5423: Concerning telemedicine consultations

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SB 5423: Concerning telemedicine consultations

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HB 5412: Facilitating supportive relationships with family and significant individuals within the behavioral health system

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HB 5412: Facilitating supportive relationships with family and significant individuals within the behavioral health system

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SB 5405: Instructing the joint legislative audit and review committee to perform racial equity analyses

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SB 5397: Improving access to behavioral health treatment in certified crisis facilities

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HB 1477: Implementing the national 988 system to enhance and expand behavioral health crisis response and suicide prevention services

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HB 1468: Increasing student access to mental health counseling and services at community and technical colleges

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HB 1464: Removing health care coverage barriers to accessing substance use disorder treatment services

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HB 1462: Concerning the total compensation for telemedicine services

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HB 1461: Concerning health coverage for wraparound services

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HB 1461: Concerning health coverage for wraparound services

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HB 1460: Closing the digital divide by establishing excise taxes on telecommunications services to fund the expansion of the universal service programs in Washington

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HB 1454: Concerning illegal, unlicensed child care

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HB 1451: Concerning the entitlement date and definition for the early childhood education and assistance program

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HB 1450: Procuring, and supporting the use of, appropriate computers and devices for public school students and instructional staff by levying a tax on wireless devices

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HB 1444: Providing trauma-informed counseling and supports to students who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

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HB 1444: Providing trauma-informed counseling and supports to students who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

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HB 1441: Prohibiting discrimination against prospective tenants for unpaid rent or eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic

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2021 legislative update, week four

Legislative Update

2021 legislative update, week three

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2021 legislative update, week two

Legislative Update

Welcome to 2021 legislative session!

Legislative Update

HB 1221: Standardizing homelessness definitions

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SB 5387: Concerning working families tax exemption

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SB 5376: Promoting awareness of the governor's office of the education ombuds

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SB 5371: Funding public health services and health equity initiatives through a statewide sweetened beverage tax

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SB 5331: Establishing an early childhood court program for young children and their families involved or at risk of becoming involved in Washington's child welfare system

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SB 5327: Creating a confidential youth safety and well-being tip line

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SB 5325: Concerning audio-only telemedicine

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HB 5279: Providing for an additional revenue source for eviction prevention and housing stability services

Bill

SB 5277: Suspending the early achievers program

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SB 5274: Establishing an equity impact statement for legislative proposals

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SB 5105: Implementing the recommendations of the office of equity task force

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HB 1416: Concerning the reporting of debt information by insurers to enhance the collection of past-due child support

Bill

HB 1406: Improving the equity of Washington state's tax code by creating the Washington state wealth tax and taxing extraordinary financial intangible assets

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HB 1397: Concerning day care expenses paid by child support

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HB 1392: Establishing a pilot project for mobile mental health crisis intervention

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HB 1373: Promoting student access to information about behavioral health resources

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HB 1370: Concerning grants for early learning facilities

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HB 1354: Concerning suicide review teams

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HB 1354: Concerning suicide review teams

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HB 1349: Concerning peer specialists

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HB 1347: Concerning exceptional foster care maintenance payments

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HB 1344: Allowing qualifying persons serving long sentences committed prior to reaching 25 years of age to seek review for possible release from incarceration

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HB 1342: Eliminating lunch copays for students who qualify for reduced-price lunches

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HB 1325: Implementing policies related to children and youth behavioral health

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HB 1319: Creating a Washington recovery rebate by temporarily expanding the working families' tax exemption

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HB 1318: Providing for equity and access in the community and technical colleges

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HB 1311: Authorizing the issuance of substance use disorder professional certifications to persons participating in apprenticeship programs

Bill

HB 1297: Concerning working families tax exemption

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HB 1295: Providing public education to youth in or released from institutional education facilities

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HB 1278: Suspending certain licensing requirements for child care providers

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HB 1277: Providing for an additional revenue source for eviction prevention and housing stability services

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HB 1213: Expanding accessible, affordable child care and early childhood development programs

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HB 1273: Concerning menstrual products in schools

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SB 5246: Concerning reimbursement for primary care services for Medicaid beneficiaries

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HB 5240: Protecting continuity in the community behavioral health system *Companion HB1281

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SB 5237: Expanding accessible, affordable child care and early childhood development programs

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SB 5233: Expanding who may conduct home studies for children in foster care and pre adoption reports

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HB 1264: Establishing an equity impact statement for legislative proposals

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HB 1264: Defining family resource centers

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HB 1227: Protecting the rights of families responding to allegations of abuse or neglect of a child

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SB 5228: Addressing disproportionate health outcomes by building a foundation of equity in medical training

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SB 5227: Requiring diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism training and assessments at institutions of higher education.

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SB 5209: Enhancing and expanding behavioral health and suicide prevention crisis response services

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HB 1205: Paying for health care for children in the custody of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families

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HB 1201: Funding foundational public health services

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HB 1196: Concerning audio-only telemedicine

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HB 1186: Concerning juvenile rehabilitation

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SB 5153: Concerning school attendance

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SB 5136: Prohibiting fees for child care licenses

Bill

New UW study shows anti-poverty policies can reduce reports of child neglect

Blog

HB 1194: Strengthening parent-child visitation during child welfare proceedings

Bill

SB 5214: Concerning economic assistance programs

Bill

SB 5229: Concerning health equity continuing education for health care professionals

Bill

HB 1065: Concerning epidemic or pandemic vaccines

Bill

HB 1048: Concerning the removal of specific religious references regarding the criminal mistreatment of children and vulnerable adults from a statute

Bill

HB 1061: Concerning youth eligible for developmental disability services who are expected to exit the child welfare system

Bill

HB 1063: Allowing additional renewals for behavioral health professional trainee and associate credentials

Bill

HB 1073: Expanding coverage of the paid family and medical leave program

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SB 5068: Improving maternal health outcomes by extending coverage during the postpartum period

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SB 5044: Concerning professional learning, equity, cultural competency, and dismantling institutional racism in the public school system

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SB 5030: Developing comprehensive school counseling programs

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SB 5023: Concerning working connections child care eligibility and unemployment benefits

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HB 1094: Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium

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HB 1086: Creating State Office of Behavioral Health Consumer Advocacy

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HB 1007: Concerning the completion of supervised experience through distance supervision

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HB 1074: Concerning overdose and suicide fatality reviews

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HB 1087: Clarifying the continuity of employee family and medical leave rights

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HB 1113: Concerning school attendance

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SB 5070: Concerning menstrual products in schools

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SB 5097: Expanding coverage of the paid family and medical leave program

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SB 5123: Creating a developmentally appropriate response to youth who commit sexual offenses

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SB 5122: Concerning the jurisdiction of juvenile court

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SB 5121: Expanding eligibility for the graduated reentry program by request of Department of Corrections

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SB 5120: Concerning the criminal sentencing of youth and young adults

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SB 5118: Supporting successful reentry

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SB 5056: Concerning wilderness therapy programs

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SB 5074: Establishing safe station pilot programs

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SB 5091: Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operating appropriations

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SB 5092: Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations

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Children’s Bureau releases three new Information Memoranda for child welfare agencies

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HB 1140: Concerning juvenile access to attorneys when contacted by law enforcement

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HB 1149: Concerning the public health knowledge of students in public school

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HB 1151: Bolstering economic recovery

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SB 5149: Funding foundational public health services

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SB 5151: Concerning foster care and child care licensing by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families

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SB 5156: Making expenditures from the budget stabilization account to address issues of homelessness, home security, and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses

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SB 5157: Providing incentives to reduce involvement by persons with behavioral disorders in the criminal justice system

Bill

SB 5160: Addressing landlord-tenant relations by providing certain tenant protections during and after public health emergencies, providing for legal representation in eviction cases, and authorizing landlord access to state rental assistance programs

Bill

HB 1177: Implementing the periodic review of state spending programs

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HB 1178: Improving state budgeting through zero-based budget reviews

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HB 1179: Addressing fiscal notes

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HB 1182: Enhancing and expanding behavioral health and suicide prevention crisis response services

Bill

HB 1183: Creating the home sharing support grant program

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SB 5184: Establishing a building point of contact in all K-12 public schools for students in foster care

Bill

Poverty and neglect in child welfare

Brief

Short history of foster care in the United States

Brief

Ways to testify during unusual 2021 state legislative session

Blog

SB 5010: Prohibiting the use of credit scores to determine rates for personal lines of insurance

Bill

SB 5030: Developing comprehensive school counseling programs

Bill

SB 5044: Concerning professional learning, equity, cultural competency, and dismantling institutional racism in the public school system

Bill

SB 5068: Improving maternal health outcomes by extending coverage during the postpartum period

Bill

HB 1063: Allowing additional renewals for behavioral health professional trainee and associate credentials

Bill

HB 1061: Concerning youth eligible for developmental disability services who are expected to exit the child welfare system

Bill

HB 1048: Concerning the removal of specific religious references regarding the criminal mistreatment of children and vulnerable adults from a statute

Bill

HB 1065: Concerning epidemic or pandemic vaccines

Bill

Supported Virtual Family Time Program well-received and still available

Blog

New child welfare provisions included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

Blog

Disturbing federal decision about child welfare data collection

Blog

2021 state policy priorities for P4C

Blog

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 signed into law on 12/27/2020

Blog

Child Welfare Provisions Not Included In Proposed Federal Covid-19 Relief Package

Blog

HR 7591: Fostering Healthy Transitions into Adulthood Act of 2020

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S 4747: Informing Grandfamilies Act

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HR 6536: CARES for Kids Act 2020

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HR 7718: Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Women in Custody Act

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HR 7814: Family Friendly Schools Act

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HR 8708: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes

Bill

HR 8774: FAMILIES Act Finding Alternatives to Mass Incarceration: Lives Improved by Ending Separation Act of 2020

Bill

H Res 1260: Expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children waiting for adoption, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging th

Bill

H Res 1260: Expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children waiting for adoption, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging th

Bill

HR 4957: Native American Child Protection Act

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HR 4352: Supporting Kinship Connections Act

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HR 4352: Supporting Kinship Connections Act

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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

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

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HR 7943: Mentoring to Succeed Act of 2020

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

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

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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.

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HR 3539: Behavioral Intervention Guidelines Act of 2020

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

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

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HR 1109: Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2020

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HR 5469: Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act

Bill

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

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HR 5572: Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020

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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

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HR 3659: Danny's Law

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S 2683: Child Care Protection Improvement Act of 2020

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

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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

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S 4115: Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2020

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HR 7419: Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2020

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HR 6801: FEED the Children Act

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HR 6838: Emergency Funding for Child Protection Act

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S 3660: Emergency Funding for Child Protection Act

Bill

HR 6752: Invest in Child Safety Act

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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

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S 3025: Increasing Opportunity for Former Foster Youth Act

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S 3179: Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020

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HR 5572: Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020

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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

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HR 4980: Family First Transition Act

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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

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HR 4420: Timely Mental Health for Foster Youth Act

Bill

S 2803: Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019

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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 2270: Removing Barriers to Foster Youth Success in College Act

Bill

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

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SB 5385: Concerning tele-medicine payment parity

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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

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

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

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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

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HB 1591: Relating to the rights of persons experiencing homelessness

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

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HB 1645: Relating to certificates of parental improvement

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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

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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

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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

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HB 1182: Modifying the learning assistance program

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

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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

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

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SB 5343: Facilitating high school success

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

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HB 1263: Concerning support for students experiencing homelessness

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HB 1240: Concerning suicide review teams

Bill

HB 1163: Concerning expanded learning opportunity programs

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

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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

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HB 1140: Concerning creation of a certified child safety policy

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HB 1136: Implementing child support pass-through payments

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

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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

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HB 1099: Providing notice about network adequacy to consumers

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

Bill

HB 1012: Concerning the use of child passenger restraint systems

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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

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SB 5182: Concerning juvenile record sealing

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SB 5173: Concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect

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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

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SB 5129: Increasing revenues for the support of state government

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SB 5114: Creating a guardianship pilot program for persons who are gravely disabled to provide them individualized treatment, supervision, and appropriate placement to support successful transition to the community

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

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

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

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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

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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

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HR 2060: Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act

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HR 2512: Foster Youth and Driving Act

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

Bill

HR 2236: Foster and Homeless Youth Food Security Act

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HR 3490: Supporting Adopted Children and Families Act

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HR 3491: Protecting Adopted Children Act

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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

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S 1964: Child Welfare Oversight and Accountability Act

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S 1792: Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2017

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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

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HB 2923: Related to concerning juvenile offenses

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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

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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

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Children, Youth & Families in the Current Budget Proposals

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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