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Caregiver Core Training (Port Angeles)

Caregiver Core Training is mandatory for caregivers to become licensed.


May 10, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

May 11, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

May 12, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

May 24, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

May 25, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

May 26, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm


Robert Judd, MA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceRacheal Turner


Port Angeles DCFS Office 201 West First Street STE 2 Port Angeles WA 98362, Ballroom Map

Go to the back of the building to be let in (parking lot side)

No children please.  There is no childcare available.

Feel free to bring your food and drink.

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Robert Judd, at or 360.316.6037

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


The 24-hour Caregiver Core Training is made up of eight sessions (each three hours long) and a break for a field experience at the mid-point.

Session 1: Introduction to the Child Welfare System
Session 2: Working as a Member of a Team
Session 3: Working with Birth Families
Session 4: Cultural Connections and Advocacy
Session 5: Growing Up with Trauma, Grief, and Loss
Session 6: Understanding and Managing Behavior
Session 7: Communication and Crisis Management
Session 8: Getting Ready and the Effects on the Caregiving Family

Field Experience: Participants have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom by choosing an activity that will give them more awareness of the experience of children within the system or of the role of a caregiver for children in the system.

The sessions are designed to help you understand how the system works, what your role is as a member of the team, how to effectively work with birth families in order to best support the child, how caregiving may impact your own family, child development and the impact of trauma, all about attachment, how to incorporate and honor a child's culture into your own family, and more.  The sessions include the voices of former foster youth, current caregivers and birth parents who have been involved with the system.