Every child deserves to be safe, healthy and loved, which is why NW Children’s Fund dedicates itself to ending the complicated cycle of child abuse and neglect.

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NW Children's Fund works to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect. We know that breaking this complicated intergenerational cycle requires a multi-faceted strategy: We must intervene and help fragile victims heal when maltreatment has already occurred, and must also work to keep it from happening – both now and in the next generation.

That is why NW Children’s Fund impacts several critical points in the cycle.  

Through our EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH AND CONVENING, we facilitate systemic change. Bringing together diverse players in the field to learn and connect, we create collaborations that ultimately lead to a more cohesive community framework for preventing and addressing the underlying causes of child abuse and neglect.

Enjoy the resources from our 2017 Forum, The Amazing Adolescent Brain: Opportunities, Challenges and Promising Interventions, January 31, at the Washington State Convention Center.

Through our GRANTMAKING, we help local agencies that provide the support systems children need to be in a safe, nurturing environment, alleviating the stresses and deficiencies that can lead to abuse and neglect. We provide grants to programs that:

Heal Abused Children by providing counseling and treatment for our youngest victims of abuse and neglect.

Help At-Risk Youth by teaching them how to make good decisions and fulfill their potential through mentoring, tutoring and other opportunities.

Strengthen Fragile Families by reaching out to those coping with homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse and domestic violence – some of the strongest risk factors for child abuse and neglect.

Learn more through our Impact Road Map.


Preview Our Gala Auction Catalog!

sparkstdimageIf you’re attending the NWCF Gala on Saturday, April 29, or if you have someone who can bid by proxy for you, take a sneak peek at our online auction catalog! There are some amazing, one-of-a-kind items just waiting for your bids – an ultimate Tesla experience, a Vashon farm-to-table overnight adventure, and the be-your-own-brewer experience at Beardslee Public House, to name a few. Visit the catalog, and BE THE SPARK!

Check out the online catalog here.

The Amazing Adolescent Brain: Challenges, Opportunities and Promising Interventions

brain2The adolescent brain is markedly different from that of a child or an adult. At the NWCF Forum, Dr. Linda Chamberlain shared insights into the unique characteristics of the adolescent brain. Profound changes in the brain impact teens’ emotions, decision-making and behavior. This period of plasticity offers a “second window of opportunity,” Dr. Chamberlain explained, for learning and shaping behavior. Utilizing strategies informed by brain science, parents and other adults who work with teens can help them build resilience and achieve other positive outcomes.

Read more in our spring newsletter.