Information for Social Workers

Welcome DCYF Social Workers!

HOW TO MAKE REFERRALS:

DCYF Social Workers email the completed FCAP Referral Forms and required attachments to fcap@uw.edu. Please make sure to use the most up-to-date forms below.

For information on who can be referred, click here.

For Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

One referral per child/youth.

Service and Permanency Planning Consult

Consults are a 45-minute service focused on permanency and concerns about well-being which include a brief written summary with recommendations and service linkage. We offer consults on their own without a referral for an FCAP assessment and while social workers are waiting for FCAP assessments to be assigned. We typically can schedule consults within a few days, and we’ll send written recommendations right away.

To refer, please send:

  1. FCAP Referral Form, Sections A-D only (PDF) (Doc)

Assessment

We have two different types of assessments. Standard assessments provide service planning, permanency recommendations, and service linkage completed within 28 days. Comprehensive Assessments provide an in-depth case review, service planning, permanency recommendations, and service linkage completed within 56 days.

To refer, please send:

  1. FCAP Referral Form - Skip Section D (PDF) (Doc)
  2. Release of Information
    • DCYF Social Worker should sign FCAP release for all cases. Youth must also sign release if age 13 or over (PDF)
    • Parent(s) must sign DCYF release(s) if reunification is being considered (PDF)
  3. Current court report

For more information contact the FCAP referral line at (206) 744-1617 or email fcap@uw.edu.