BECCA Bill

Origins of the BECCA Bill The BECCA Bill was passed in 1996. The parents of a 13 year-old girl (named Rebecca) went to the juvenile court for help with their daughter. Rebecca was out of control and her parents wanted to find some help for their daughter. In September...

The Involuntary Treatment Act

What is the Involuntary Treatment Act? Washington State’s Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) permits individuals to be committed by a court order to a mental hospital or institution; this is done against their will and for a limited period of time. Involuntary civil...

A Bit of History

The beginning Tamarack Center began providing services in 1984. The Center opened with the capacity to serve 10 CLIP (Children’s Long-term Inpatient Program) referred youth. In 1991 the Center increased capacity to 11 beds when the Division of Mental Health agreed to...

Family Satisfaction Survey

Results of 2018 Survey A family satisfaction survey was conducted in February 2018 with eleven responses received from families. Below are the results of the average scores for the responses, the scores are based on a five point rating scale with 1 representing “poor”...