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the power of collaboration to lead the fight against child abuse
and neglect, providing more opportunities for dedicated people
to join hands and finds solutions together.

2017 COMMUNITY FORUM
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NW Children’s Fund’s 2017 Forum on January 31 at the Washington State Convention Center was a great success! About 450 people attended, representing more than 130 organizations to learn about adolescent brain development, stress, trauma and resilience. Thank you to all of our speakers, sponsors and participants – you helped foster an inspiring conversation!

Click here for a full set of 2017 Forum resources

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2017 Forum Participants

Amara | Apex Foundation | Auburn Youth Resources | Baker Educational Resources | Bentall Kennedy | Bezos Family Foundation | Big Brothers Big Sisters Island County | Boyer Clinic | CASA | Casey Family Programs | Catholic Community Services | Center for Human Services | City of Mercer Island | City Year Seattle | Cocoon House | Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center | Denise Louie Education Center | Department of Social and Health Services | Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County | Eastside Pathways | Edmonds School District | Encompass | Everett Public Schools | Family Law CASA | Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart | Foster Pepper | Foundation for Healthy Generations | Friends of Youth | Girl Scouts of Western Washington | Glacier Peak Institute | Highline Public Schools | Housing Hope | Intrust Funding | Jane Davis Consulting | King County Employment & Education Resources | King County Community Services Division | King County Social Services | King County Superior Court | KPMG LLP | KrimmelWorks | LifeWire | Lutheran Community Services NW | M Nelson Consulting | Windsor Vest Development Services | Medina Foundation | Mill Creek Family Services | Mukilteo School District | National CASA | Navos | Northwest Youth Services | NW Children’s Fund | Ocaprio Films | Parent Trust for Washington Children | Partners for Our Children | Pivotal Ventures | Providence Health Services | Public Health – Seattle & King County | Raikes Foundation | Rainier Scholars | Readiness to Learn Foundation | Rebecca Wilson Consulting | Riverview School District | Ryther | Seattle Children’s Research Institute | Seattle Public Schools | Snohomish County Juvenile Court | Snohomish County Public Defenders Association | Snohomish County Superior Court | Sound Discipline | Southwest Youth and Family Services | South Whidbey School District | TeamChild | Teen Feed | The One Eighty Foundation | Treehouse | United Way of King County | University of Washington | UW Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences | Vine Maple Place | Vision House | WeekdayRx | Washington Frontiers of Innovation | WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence | YMCA of Greater Seattle | Youth Eastside Services | Youthcare | YWCA Pierce County

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 FORUM SPONSORS

Premier:

Thomas V. Giddens Jr. Foundation

Benefactor:

The Boeing Company

Leaders:

Ellison Foundation
Foundation for Healthy Generations

Patron:

Thrive Washington

Media Sponsor:

ParentMap


SEE WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT OUR FORUM

Nearly 400 members of the child welfare community gathered for the NWCF 2016 Forum – from law enforcement to health care workers, researchers to educators, advocates to service providers. Here are some of their comments:

I appreciated seeing a broad array of stakeholders gathered together to address a common problem.

Presenters were obviously top-notch and well prepared with lots of great information to share.

I took copious notes, connected with folks I’ve not seen in years, and generated ideas for new projects and refinements.

Great networking opportunities … love the science/ research presentation followed by how it is put into practice.

For the full video footage of the NWCF 2016 Forum, click here.

CHECK OUT OUR 2016 FORUM

Click here for the 2016 Forum video on Childhood Trauma and Toxic Stress: Brain-Based Strategies to Build Resiliency as well as the PowerPoint deck, speaker resources and links to additional reading and videos about brain development and trauma.

Or, read about the Forum in our spring newsletter.