Recent News

  • Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families is working with a contractor team to develop better understand how Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are serving families in our state. This work will allow DCYF to better understand the capacity, services, and stability of FRCs and their potential role in preventing child abuse and neglect.

  • The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute $10-$50 toward the purchase price.

  • WA State Department of Children, Youth & Families hosted Engaging Fathers and Men in the Lives of Children the full webinar can be viewed here

  • The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) issued a joint Information Memorandum (IM) emphasizing the importance of meaningful father engagement in all ACF programs to better serve children and families.

    The memorandum highlights research findings that demonstrate the value of father involvement in the lives of children and families, and identifies promising practices to promote and sustain meaningful father engagement, regardless of a father’s physical location or custodial participation.

  • Being unable to meet in person is not stopping the Washington Interagency Fatherhood Council!  We are continuing to meet virtually for Fatherhood Fridays, enjoying deep-dive conversations about specific topic areas.  Recent conversations have included child support, the need for corrections reform, poverty reduction, housing, and navigating state agencies.

    If you would like to be part of the conversation at an upcoming Fatherhood Fridays, please contact Anne Stone

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