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Fostering Connections for Children in Care

Thursday, June 3, 2021
12:15 pm1:15 pm

WHAT IS CHERISH? -Thursday March 4th 12:15-1:15
Guest Presenter: Jennifer Gears, LASW, Kindering CHERISH Program Coordinator
Children Encouraged by Relationships in Secure Homes” is an infant mental health service is available in King County, Pierce, & Snohomish counties for children birth – age 3, and in King County for age 3 – 5. Please join us to learn about Cherish and other early intervention services available to support young children and their caregivers.

Planning Thoughtful Transitions When Children Move Thursday April 1st 12:15-1:15
Guest Presenter: Kaya Wynn, MEd, MSW, LSWAIC Kindering CHERISH Clinical Social Worker
Any move between primary caregivers should be done with attention to the child’s experience. Ms. Wynn will share strategies to support infants and toddlers to meet them at their developmental level when planning for a move. Join us to learn about the key components for supporting a healthy transition and learn about the Transition Tool Kit developed by Infant Mental Health Staff from Northwest Center, Kindering and A Step Ahead Pierce County.

Creating Life Books for children Thursday May 6th 12:15-1:15
Guest Presenters: Virginia Whalen MSW, LSWAIC, KC CASA Program GAL and Lynn Marshall KC CASA Program CASA volunteer
Information, photos and memories often get lost when a child moves from home to home. A life book can help a child understand their history and story. Please join us to hear from a current CASA volunteer and CASA staff member about life books they have created for children in care! you’ve be

What Happens at a Connections Meeting ? Thursday June 3rd 12:15-1:15
Guest Presenter: Katie Biron Family Connections Program, Fostering Connections For Families LLC
Please join us to learn more about this opportunity for parents whose children are involved in the child welfare system and caregivers to CONNECT. We will learn about topics that are usually covered and how to request a facilitated meeting when children are placed in a new home.

Questions? Please contact Deanna Watson ( or Virginia Whalen (

Your attendance will count towards your annual 12 hours of ongoing CASA training.
After you attend the training, email to confirm you receive credit for training hours.

To sign up, please email

Zoom link
Meeting ID: 924 0113 8330
Passcode: 165025
Or to join by phone dial 253-215-8782 and enter the above information

Our Impact This Year

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  • Additional Volunteers Needed


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