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Upcoming Event Announcement! Building Family Partnerships Virtual Convening - Dec. 6 1-3 pm PST

You are invited to attend the Building Family Partnerships (BFP) Statewide Virtual Convening on Dec 6 from 1-3 pm (PST). This event will allow you to hear from parents, foster parents, relative-kin caregivers, alumni of care and DCYF staff about what is needed to improve and support parents and caregivers to build relationships that support children and heal families. Please register via the link at the bottom of this post, and feel free to share this invitation with your networks.

The BFP has recently concluded a series of 5 statewide listening sessions with the parent, foster parent, relative-kin caregivers, alumni and DCYF staff communities. This project sought to hear directly from individuals who have experience with the child welfare system on how to improve and support partnerships between parents and caregivers in WA state.

The BFP Convening will showcase representatives from each lived experience community presenting the overarching themes and recommendations to a leadership panel comprised of child welfare stakeholders, including DCYF leaders, legislative representatives and court partners. The leadership panel and each lived experience representative will have the opportunity to engage in open dialogue about the themes and recommendations.

The Convening is a follow up to the December 2020 Building Family Partnerships Town Hall meetings.

All attendees will receive an advance copy of the Building Family Partnerships Report via email prior to the Convening.

Register in advance for this meeting:

Meeting Registration - Zoom

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This email will have a unique invite link that is specific to you.

Please be sure to click the option to save the link and meeting information in your calendar for ease of access.

This link is personal and should not be shared with others.

For any registration questions, please reach out to Jamie Lee at

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