“In the many F-Caps I have done on foster children, I have always received wonderfully complete and thorough information and referral. In one case in particular – a child who had been in many placements and who had severe emotional issues (attachment, and anxiety disorders) we were able to get a complete Psych-Social and a complete record form her many different providers; from there the F-Cap team was able to refer and paid for a complete work up from the Children’s Hospital Attachment Out-Patient clinic in Seattle which in turn helped us clarify her diagnosis and make appropriate placement decisions. The child is now in a stable adoptive placement and doing very well.”

—John Patterson, Social Worker, Olympia Office - Region 6

“I have utilized FCAP on two very challenging cases over the course of the last two years. I found the evaluator to be extremely thorough in reviewing the children's files and conducting collateral interviews. The doctor's recommendations have been helpful toward the goal of meeting these children's multiple needs, and securing appropriate placements.”

—Steve Chervinskas, Social Worker, Omak Office - Region 1

“I have found FCAP to be a great resource for families. It helps to get all available information together and narrow the focus in permanency planning. The team meeting often points to things that weren't previously on the table, and the follow through by the worker and availability of evaluations that are outside the DCYF box are also valuable.”

—Larry Nelson, Social Worker, Native-American Unit - Region 4

“I am always impressed with the amount of information, ideas, and recommendations that come from FCAP. I just wish I had more time to follow up more quickly with recommendations. I also appreciate the FCAP reports when sending in packets, such as ICPCs, group care, hospitalizations, etc. It makes for much better placement decisions. In light of all the budget cuts and limited resources, having an FCAP helps determine which services etc. are most emergent. These reports become an extremely important tool throught the life of a “case” and for the children in their futures.”

—Cheryl Keller, Social Worker, Sky Valley Office - Region 3