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Focused On The Well-being of Children. 


DCYF is committed to serving at-risk children and youth, with the goal of producing better outcomes in all Washington communities. 

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Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families

On July 6, 2017, Governor Inslee signed House Bill 1661, creating DCYF. The new agency restructured the state's services for at-risk children and youth, and includes all Children's programs previously administered through DSHS. DCYF works to ensure that, "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community." 

Family Time Specialist 

A Family Time Specialist provides parent-child, sibling, or transportation only

services for children, youth and families (DCYF). The Family Time Specialist will serve and support clients in the following manners:

  • Develop transportation schedules to transport client(s) to and from family time/sibling visits.

  • Ensure and maintain the safety and well-being of program participants during visits.

  • Facilitate engagement between parent(s), and sibling(s) with an atmosphere that supports the parent-child, or relationship between siblings.

  • Supervise/monitor the family time/sibling visit with the professional working with the family.