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With the goal of engaging different sectors of the child welfare community to learn, connect and work together on issues related to child abuse and neglect, the 2018 NW Children’s Fund Forum focusing on infant and early childhood trauma drew in more than 800 people via web stream and in person at the Washington State Convention Center on February 6.

If you attended the presentation, but have not received your handouts (which are limited to attendees only), please email Kelly Lynch Reimer. Additional helpful resources on infant and early childhood trauma:

Zero to Three: Resources and practical tools for parents, professionals and policymakers

National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Resources and research on child traumatic stress.

Child-Parent Psychotherapy: Facebook community for CPP therapists, other providers and families.

NW Children’s Fund hosted a Community Conversation with Jorge Barón and Dr. Michael McNeil on May 22, 2017. Please enjoy the Powerpoint presentation and video from our discussion about the children and families impacted by the immigration climate in our community today.

“Immigration Policy & Childhood Adversity” PowerPoint Presentation


NWCF 2017 Forum banner after

At the NW Children’s Fund Forum on January 31, 2017, Dr. Linda Chamberlain shared insights into the unique characteristics of the adolescent brain. Approximately 450 parents and youth-serving individuals – from schools, universities, nonprofits, courts, health care and more – gathered to learn how brain development influences the way adolescents experience and behave in the world. Please enjoy the Powerpoint presentation, article and video from the Forum. 

“The Amazing Adolescent Brain” PowerPoint Presentation

“The Amazing Adolescent Brain: What Every Educator, Youth Serving Professional and Healthcare Provider Needs to Know” by Dr. Linda Chamberlain










     2016 NWCF Forum: 

Childhood Trauma and Toxic Stress: Effective Brain-Based Strategies to Build Resiliency

2016 Forum Video
2016 Forum PowerPoint Deck
Childhood Trauma and Toxic Stress: NWCF Forum Highlights Essential Resilience-Building Work

     2015 NWCF Forum: 

Childhood Adversity and the Developing Brain: Using Neuroscience to Inform Effective Interventions

2015 Forum Video
2015 Forum PowerPoint Deck
Childhood Adversity and the Developing Brain: Newest Brain Science Digs Deeper into ACEs

     Additional Reading & Videos

Trauma and the Brain Handout & Tips
How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development
TED Talk: How childhood trauma affects health
across a lifetime (Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris)