Domestic Violence in Child Welfare - 9/19/2022 - 9/21/2022 - Tumwater

September 19, 2022 to September 21, 2022
Course summary
Course opens: 
02/01/2022
Course expires: 
09/19/2022
Event starts: 
09/19/2022 - 8:30am PDT
Event ends: 
09/21/2022 - 4:30pm PDT
Tumwater DCFS Office (ID #769)
6860 Capitol Blvd., Bldg. 2
Tumwater 98501
United States
+1 (360) 725-6701

Reception:  (360) 725-6701 
Toll Free Intake:  1-866-764-2233 
Toll Free Reception:  1-888-822-3541 
After Hours:  1-800-562-5624 
Fax:  (360) 725-6745 
TTY:  (360) 644-8489 

Lisa Sinnett - lisas77@uw.edu

Lisa began her professional social services career in 2000 in Whatcom County at the Birch Bay House, a Crisis Residential Center for At-Risk Youth.  In this position she assisted in developing both the program being offered to the residents and families as well as the training program for staff. She then moved back to Kitsap County and was employed by Compassionate Care, a Child Placing Agency, and provided BRS Case Management to their licensed foster homes.  While working for Compassionate Care she was also able to engage with families in the community to provide Family Reconciliation Counseling and early intervention in hopes of assisting local families with At-Risk teens to avoid out of home placement and further intervention.

In 2006, Lisa began working for the State of Washington at the Department of Social and Health Services-Children’s Administration.  She began as a non-permanent (CPS) investigator in the Tacoma Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) office.  In December 2006, Lisa transferred into a permanent (CPS) Investigator position in the Bremerton DCFS office.   After approximately 2 ½ years, Lisa moved into the Court Service Specialist position in the Bremerton office and then into a Child and Family Welfare Services (CFWS) position.  In 2013, Lisa was promoted to supervisor.  In this role she was able to supervise workers performing CFWS, Courtesy Supervision and briefly supervised CPS Investigations.

Lisa earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 2009 from Saint Martin’s University and her bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from Western Washington University in 1999. 

Amanda White - amwhite2@uw.edu

While completing a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Human Development and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology at Washington State University in 2001, Amanda discovered the field of Child Welfare. There she was propelled into the MSW program at Eastern Washington University and participated in the CWTAP Program, graduating in 2004.

Amanda began with the Alliance in October 2015 after nearly 13 years with Children’s Administration. During her time with CA, Amanda held numerous positions which included social work and later supervision in Child Protection and Child & Family Welfare Services.  Those positions provided her the opportunity to support best practice in several offices, partner with local tribes and promote community involvement to improve the lives of children.

In 2013 Amanda also became a licensed foster parent, later adopting, to complete her family.

These experiences have all led to the excitement and passion behind coaching, training and supporting child welfare staff.

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This course runs from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm on September 19th and 21st. 

To register for this class, please go to the Washington State Learning Center. If you do not have access to WSLC and would still like to take this class, you can submit an External Registration Request form here. Please allow 1-3 business days for your request to be processed.