Additional trainings offered for foster parents.

Keep the Beat CPR & First Aid

Keep the Beat offers this class to ALL caregivers of foster children free of charge. This includes, grandparents, babysitters, etc.   Keep the Beat provides these classes, statewide, free of charge, whether you are licensed or not.


Caregiver Connection

An essential resource for those providing care to children involved in the Washington State child welfare system. This newsletter is published monthly by the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence in partnership with the Washington State DCYF Children's Administration.

Kinship 101 

The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence offers a course for relatives and other closely connected adults caring for children who need a safe place to live. Kinship Care 101 addresses the specific needs of licensed or unlicensed caregivers involved with the Children’s Administration by focusing on:

  • Navigating the child welfare system.

  • Managing emotional, legal, and financial issues.

  • Accessing resources and services.