Washington State submitted their Family First Prevention Plan on December 20, 2019. 

The plan reflects:

"Family First also enhances DCYF’s ability to find loving, permanent homes for children and youth who must enter foster care, and it provides guidelines for those who need intensive therapeutic environments. Increasing family-centered and trauma-informed approaches to safety, permanency and well-being are at the core of DCYF’s mission to support Washington families and the Department will use Family First resources to further engage communities in growing these critical efforts." 

View the state's Family First website.