PDFWAC 110-147-1500

What are the preservice training requirements for staff, interns, and volunteers who directly care for children?

(1) Prior to having responsibility for direct care, staff, interns, and volunteers must have a minimum of 16 hours of the following preservice training, including policies and procedures, job responsibilities and facility administration. This is in addition to the first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training (CPR) in WAC 110-147-1510 and the bloodborne pathogen requirements in WAC 110-147-1515. Preservice training must be relevant to the type of children and families and the program services you provide. Preservice training may include, but is not limited to:
(a) Child abuse and neglect identification and reporting requirements;
(b) Incident reporting;
(c) Accessing community resources;
(d) Client confidentiality;
(e) Family dynamics and family intervention techniques;
(f) Child development;
(g) Grief and loss;
(h) Cultural needs of children in care;
(i) Sexually exploited youth;
(j) Behavior management and crisis intervention techniques;
(k) Conflict resolution or problem-solving skills;
(l) Substance abuse;
(m) Sexually aggressive and physically assaultive training;
(n) Effects of trauma on children;
(o) Youth supervision requirements; and
(p) Foundational LGBTQIA+ culture.
(2) If your agency is providing international adoption services, you must also provide training that covers the Hague Convention Articles and the Hague Council on Accreditation (COA) requirements.
(3) New staff, interns, and volunteers must work shifts with fully trained staff until they have completed all required training.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. WSR 22-11-091, § 110-147-1500, filed 5/18/22, effective 6/18/22. WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-147-1500, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-147-1500, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]