Kitsap County
Family Resources Coordination (FRC)

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Family Resources Coordination services in Kitsap County are provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C (Public Law 108-446). The intent of IDEA, Early Intervention Services is to provide a comprehensive coordinated, multidisciplinary, community-based system of prevention, education, early intervention, and transition services for all children birth to three with disabilities or developmental delays or a diagnosed physical or mental condition with a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay.

We are available to assist families who have concerns about their child's development. At their request, we can help them identify their concerns, priorities and resources. We can discuss options with them for early identification/screening; evaluation and assessment; Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP); service coordination, financial options and early intervention services available in the community. At their request, we can assist them in connecting with resources and early intervention services.

Referrals can be made by a variety of sources including physicians, therapists, Public Health Nurses, schools, daycare centers, families, and other community agencies. A telephone interview and developmental screening will be done with the family when contacted. Recommendations will be made at that time for a plan of action based on the information obtained from the family as well as from screening results and input from the referral source.

A Family Resources Coordinator (FRC) can help:

For more information or to make a referral please contact:
Monique Bartoldus, Lead Family Resources Coordinator
(800) 449-1660 or (360) 373-2536

The Free Childfind Screening Schedule for children 3-5 years of age, is here.

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Training for Family Resources Coordinators

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Only Family Resources Coordinators contracted with the local lead agency will be actively writing Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) and serving families. Many agencies who serve children birth to 3 cross-train staff members. They are often a valuable link between families and early intervention services and may still be a partner on a child's multidisciplinary team. Their prompt referrals ensure families receive the best possible early intervention services.

Basic FRC training is offered twice a year, at low cost, through local ESD's. For more information please contact Carol Hall, ESD 112 360-750-7500.

FRC Training Requirements

Basic Training Year 1
This training is to serve as the initial orientation and training for FRCs required for initial state registration. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the early intervention program, requirements of FRCs and skills in facilitating the development of an IFSP.
 
Basic FRC Registration Form Adobe pdf file format 1 page Adobe® pdf (59kb)
 
Year 2 Training
Year 2 Training is for FRCs who completed Basic Training between October 1, 2004 and September 30, 2005, and who are registered as an FRC. FRCs in this category MUST complete Year 2 Training in order to maintain state registration. Additionally, year 2 FRC's must complete 6 contact hours of continuing education.
 
Year 3 Training
FRCs who have completed both the Basic FRC and Year 2 Training, and have provided FRC services for at least two years, choose continuing education training to meet the requirement for a minimum of 12 contact hours per year in order to maintain state registration as an FRC. Contact hours need to be reported to, and approved by, your Local Lead Agency.
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Completed Training Report Forms should be sent to:

Monique Bartoldus, Lead FRC
Holly Ridge Center
5112 NW Taylor Road
Bremerton, WA 98312
Fax: (360) 373 4934
Email: [email protected]

For your convenience, a Training Report Form is available for download here:

NOTE: If you have taken FRC training, but are not registered with ITEIP, please call Carol Hall, ESD 112 360-750-7500.

Here is a link to the State of Washington FRC training project contact information and "The Starting Line" newsletter.

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