Introduction to Adoption from Foster Care

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Description

This 3-hour in-service training for caregivers provides an introduction to the adoption process including the homestudy, adoption support, the legal process and steps to adoption. This training is open to all participants: those who have not taken Caregiver Core Training, those who have, and those who are using the training as a field placement. This training helps caregivers consider their decisions around public and private agencies and whether to foster to adopt or pursue adoption only.  The focus of the training is understanding the process including the emotional impacts of commitment, changing your family, grieving and attachment. 

The training will also give information about:

  • open adoptions
  • the placement process
  • resources
  • and more.

 

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

Length (hours)

3

Prerequisite

None

Audience

Caregivers

Audience Description

Caregivers, licensed, unlicensed, relative and fictive kin

Dates and Locations

 
Aberdeen
Classroom
April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Trainers:
Stephanie Rodrigues, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Aberdeen, Aberdeen DCFS Office 415 West Wishkah STE 2B Aberdeen WA 98520, Jenkins Map

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Stephanie Rodrigues, at steph75@uw.edu or call 206.321.1721

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com  
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

Arlington
Classroom
April 22, 2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Trainers:
Joan Sager, MEd, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Arlington, Smokey Point DCFS Office 3906 172nd Street NE STE 200 Arlington WA 98223-7736 Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

* Certificates of completion are provided at the end of class after Field Experience is completed.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

 

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.comPlease include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

 

Joan Sager, MEd, is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or need more information at Sagerj2@uw.edu

Bremerton
Classroom
April 25, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Gracia Hahn, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Bremerton DCFS Office 3423 6th Street STE 217 Bremerton WA 98312, A5 Map

Please do not bring children with you to class. There are no accommodations for children. Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com 
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

If you have questions about this class, please contact Gracia Hahn at 253-332-4814.

Centralia
Classroom
May 1, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Gracia Hahn, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Centralia DCFS Office 3401 Galvin Road Centralia WA 98531, St Helen Map

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Gracia Hahn, at hahng@uw.edu  or 253.332.4814

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com

Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

No child care is available for this training, please do not bring children to class.

 

Kent
Classroom
June 21, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceLaurie Washington, MSW, Reg 2 Program Manager Adoption & Permanency Planning
Location:
Kent, King South DCFS Office 1313 W Meeker ST STE 102 Kent WA 98032, Tahoma Room Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at Elfreda@uw.edu.

This course is eligible for STARS credit. Please contact Michael Tyers at Tyersm@uw.edu or (425) 268-9375, for more information.

Omak
Classroom
April 19, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Sherry Colomb , BA, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Omak DCFS Office 130 South Main Omak WA 98841-3729 Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

Sherry Colomb is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at scolomb1@uw.edu or 509-322-2552.

Port Townsend
Classroom
April 10, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Robert Judd, MA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Port Townsend DCFS Office 915 Sheridan STE 201 Port Townsend WA 98368, Main Conference Room Map

Come to the side entrance closest to 9th Street to be let in the building.

Feel free to bring food/drink

No children please!  There are no childcare services available.

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Robert Judd, at juddre@uw.edu or 360.316.6037

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com  
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.
 

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

Redmond
Classroom
April 21, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceLaurie Washington, MSW, Reg 2 Program Manager Adoption & Permanency Planning
Location:
Redmond, Overlake Christian Church 9900 Willows Road NE Redmond WA 98052, Lobby Room South Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

 Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

 Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at Elfreda@uw.edu.

 

Seattle
Classroom
May 26, 2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Trainers:
Yolonda Marzest, MSW, MHP, Child Welfare Training Manager, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Seattle, Alliance Training Center 4045 Delridge Way SW STE 200 Seattle WA 98106, Pine Room Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.comPlease include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

Yolonda Marzest, MSW, MHP is the Child Welfare Training Manager for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at YMarzest@uw.edu

Seattle
Classroom
June 23, 2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Trainers:
Yolonda Marzest, MSW, MHP, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Seattle, Alliance Training Center 4045 Delridge Way SW STE 200 Seattle WA 98106, Alpine Room Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.comPlease include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

Yolonda Marzest, MSW, MHP is the Child Welfare Training Manager for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at YMarzest@uw.edu

Spokane
Classroom
April 11, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Ryan Krueger, MA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Spokane DCFS Office 1313 N Atlantic St STE 2000 Spokane WA 99201, Southwest Conference Room Map
Spokane
Classroom
July 26, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Kebbie Green, Continuing Education Coordinator / Trainer, Adoptive Parent, Foster Parent, University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Spokane DCFS Office 1313 N Atlantic St STE 2000 Spokane WA 99201, Southwest Conference Room Map

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Evenings:  Feel free to park in the parking garage, go to second floor parking then walk across the sky-bridge to glass door. This is a secured buildings and this door is LOCKED, but we will begin letting people in 15 minutes before class is set to begin! (knock and we can hear you too!) NO VISITOR pass is needed on weekends or for evening classes!

There is NO CHILDCARE provided for this training, and children under the age of 18 are not able to attend due to the sensitive nature of the training.

✔ Please bring snacks and drinks if desire

Sunnyside
Classroom
June 19, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Patty Orona, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Sunnyside DCFS Office 2010 Yakima Valley Highway STE K-15 Sunnyside WA 98944-0999 Map

Please do not bring children with you to class. There are no accommodations for children. Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com 
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

If you have questions about this class, please contact Patty Orona at 509-834-8535.

 

This course is eligible for STARS credit. Please contact Michael Tyers at Tyersm@uw.edu or (425) 268-9375, for more information.

Tacoma
Classroom
March 31, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
Gracia Hahn, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Tacoma DCFS Office 1949 S State St Tacoma WA 98405, 195 Map

Please do not bring children with you to class. There are no accommodations for children. Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com 
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

If you have questions about this class, please contact Gracia Hahn at 253-332-4814.

 

This course is eligible for STARS credit. Please contact Michael Tyers at Tyersm@uw.edu or (425) 268-9375, for more information.

 

Twisp
Classroom
May 10, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Sherry Colomb , BA, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Twisp, Room One 315 Lincoln St. Twisp WA 98856 Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

Sherry Colomb is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at scolomb1@uw.edu or 509-322-2552

 

This course is eligible for STARS credit. Please contact Michael Tyers at Tyersm@uw.edu or (425) 268-9375, for more information.

Vancouver
Classroom
June 21, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Stephanie Rodrigues, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Vancouver DCFS Office 907 Harney St Vancouver WA 98666-8809 Map

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Stephanie Rodrigues, at steph75@uw.edu or call 206.321.1721

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com  
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

Walla Walla
Classroom
May 11, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Ryan Krueger, MA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Walla Walla DCFS Office 206 West Poplar Walla Walla WA 99362-2829, Conference Room Map
Wenatchee
Classroom
June 4, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Sherry Colomb , BA, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Wenatchee, Sage Hills Church 1601 5th Street Wenatchee WA 98802 Map

 Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance. For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

Childcare is available for this class. Please register for childcare by 05-25-18 at the following link: https://sagehillschurch.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/142/responses/new

You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

Sherry Colomb is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at scolomb1@uw.edu or 509-322-2552.