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Program in King County, Wash., Offers Respite for Youth Involved in Domestic Violence Crises

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The Family Intervention and Restorative Services (FIRS) program in King County, Washington offers respite care and services for youth and families involved in domestic violence crises. It launched in 2016 thanks to leadership from the county prosecutor’s office and a collaboration among city and county agencies. Juvenile Court Services Manager Paul Daniels answers some key questions about FIRS’ design. 

Posted July 25, 2017

Prosecutors Lead the Way for Domestic Violence Detention Alternatives in King County

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Prosecutors in King County, Washington, led the charge to change the handling of juvenile domestic violence cases involving family members. Hence, the launch of Family Intervention and Restorative Services (FIRS), a domestic violence diversion program providing services for families in crisis and offering respite care for charged youth. 

Posted July 25, 2017

Introducing TST-FC: A Trauma-Focused Curriculum for Caregivers

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Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care is a powerful new training curriculum designed to enhance foster parents’ understanding of how trauma affects children’s behavior. It's available for any agency to download and implement for free. 

Posted June 29, 2017

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