Child & Family Services: Child Welfare
Program Manager: Joylina Gonzalez
Child Welfare ensures children are safe, nurtured, protected, and supported. The program offers services in a way that protects and benefits children; respects and preserves the culture, values, and traditions of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe; and gives families access as well as input into the full range of programs and services they need.
- Child welfare intake and investigations, including investigating child abuse and neglect as well as working with families to resolve safety and risk concerns.
- Case management, including reuniting children and families in care; establishing permanency for children; and working with families to resolve safety and risk concerns.
- Family support services, including coordinating in-home services; family and individual therapy; family meetings, and parenting skills support.
- Referrals to community and professional services.
- Indian Child Welfare Act advocacy—advocating for PGST children in state courts across the United States.
REPORT child abuse and neglect for children who are NOT Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal members or descendants: www.dcyf.wa.gov/safety/report-abuse