This course focuses on the successful transition of pregnant and parenting youth who are living in foster care. Specific case management activities for pregnant and parenting youth in foster care are taught. Participants learn about their roles and responsibilities to provide information to pregnant and parenting youth, including the Pregnant and Parenting Teen Guidebook and tip sheets (DSHS #22-1536), and utilizing a Shared Planning Meeting to identify services and community resources.
Rick Butt MSW Rick has over 27 years of child welfare practice and management experience working in British Columbia, Canada, California and Washington. He currently is the Director for the Child Welfare Training and Advancement Program (CWTAP) at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Prior to this position he was the Region 3 Director for the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence. Rick was also the statewide Independent Living Program Manager with DSHS Children's Administration. In this position he successfully implemented Passion to Action – Children’s Administration’s first (and only) statewide youth advisory board. This board brought “authentic youth voice” into the development and implementation of policies and procedures affecting child welfare practice in Washington State. Rick also led the successful implementation of the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) bringing Washington State to the forefront as one of the leaders in the country for NYTD implementation. Rick is very passionate about adolescents and transitioning youth. He is a strong ally and advocate in making sure all youth in foster care are given the necessary tools to be successful in adulthood.
Regional Core Training
Social Workers, Supervisors
This course is appropriate for CFWS Social Service Specialists and Supervisors working with pregnant/parenting youth.