As NWCF enters its fourth decade of work, we’re harnessing
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.


NW Children’s Foundation’s 2018 Forum, Infant and Early Childhood Trauma: Core Concepts and Tools to Build Resilience, on February 6 at the Washington State Convention Center was a great success. We hosted 630 attendees plus 230 web streamers, representing more than 350 organizations, 21 states and even two foreign countries!

We had a rich and informative presentation from Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco; with visionary opening remarks by Dr. Benjamin DanielsonSenior Medical Director at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic. Thank you to our speakers, sponsors and participants – you helped foster an inspiring conversation that we know will continue.

2018 Forum Participants 

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services | Accelerator YMCA | Allegro Pediatrics | Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence | Alta | Amara | Asian Counseling and Referral Service | A Step Ahead | Attain Housing | Benton-Franklin Health District | Birth to Three Developmental Center | Boyer Children’s Clinic | Brigid Collins Family Support Center | CASA | Catholic Community Services | Center for Children & Youth Justice | Center for Human Services | Child Care Action Council | Child Care Aware of Olympic Peninsula | Children’s Alliance | Children’s Home Society of Washington | Children’s Therapy Center | ChildStrive | Clark County Public Health | Cocoon House | Community Psychiatric Clinic | Community Youth Services | Cooper House | Coordinated Care | Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | Domestic Abuse Women’s Network | Denise Louie Education Center | Developing Minds Clinic | Development Solutions | Diaper Bank of Skagit County | Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County | DSHS Children’s Administration | Edmonds Community College Head Start and Early Head Start | Edmonds School District | Educational Service District 105 | Educational Service District 113 | Encompass | Family Education and Support Services | Friends of the Children | Friends of Youth | FSG | Gethsemane Lutheran Church | Grace Children’s Center | Greater Seattle YMCA | Hearing Speech and Deaf Center | Hope Allowed | HopeSparks | Idaho Legal Aid Services | Jewish Family Service | King County Public Health Reserve Corps | Kids Plus | Kindering | King County | King County Best Starts for Kids | King County Dependency CASA Program | King County Developmental Disabilities Division | King County Public Health | King County Superior Court | Kitsap Public Health District | Kitsap Strong | Legal Counsel for Youth and Children | Linda Hanby Family Therapy | LifeWire | Low Income Housing Institute | Little Anchor Child Care | Lutheran Community Services NW | M Nelson Consulting | Maria Montessori Language and Cultural Center | Medina Foundation | Monroe Therapeutic Massage | Muckleshoot Tribal School | Mukilteo School District | MultiCare Health System | Navos | Neighborhood House | New Phoebe House Association | Nexus Youth and Families | Northwest Center | NW Children’s Foundation | Northwest Justice Project | Northwest Resource Associates | Northwest School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children | Nurse Family Partnership | Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic | Olympic Educational Service District 114 | One Sky Family Medicine | Open Arms Perinatal Services | Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction | Parent Trust for Washington Children | Partners for Our Children | Partners with Families & Children | PAVE: Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment | Pediatric Sleep Consulting | Public Health – Seattle & King County | Pike Market Child Care & Preschool | Port Gamble S’klallam Tribe | Prospect Enrichment Preschool | Providence Health & Services | Rainier Scholars | Refugee Women’s Alliance | Renton School District | Ryther | Save the Children | Sea Mar Community Health Centers | Seattle Central College | Seattle Children’s | Skagit County Public Health | Solid Ground | Sound | South Sound Parent to Parent | Starbucks Corporation | Tacoma Urban League | Taproot Birth Partners | Teen Feed | Thrive Washington | Thurston County Public Health and Social Services | Toddler Learning Center | Treehouse | University of Washington | UW Court Improvement Training Academy | UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences | UW Medical Center​​ | UW School of Social Work | University Temple Childcare Services | Valentine Law Office, PS | Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery | Vine Maple Place | Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists | Washington Defender Association | WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence | WA State Department of Early Learning | WA State Department of Health | WA State Department of Social and Health Services | WA State Frontiers of Innovation | WA State Office of the Attorney General | WA State Parent to Parent Support Programs | WA State Representative (former) | Washington Women’s Foundation | Wellspring Family Services | WestSide Baby | WithinReach | Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s Clinic | YMCA Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System | YWCA Pierce County | YWCA Passage Point



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NW Children’s Foundation 2017 Forum was a great success! About 450 people attended, representing more than 130 organizations, to learn about adolescent brain development, stress, trauma and resilience. Here are some of their comments:

Your work spreading knowledge outside the choir is so important … So many of our societal ills lead right back to brain health. Thank you, NW Children’s Fund.

Anne Stone, Washington State Project Director
Frontiers of Innovation at DSHS

NWCF is filling a critical gap. It is able to bring together the various sectors that play a role in the welfare of children – teachers, counselors, therapists, law enforcement, parents, child welfare agencies, those from public health and government – in one room around one conversation. NWCF is developing change agents for collective impact.

Sandy Lowe, Chief Program Development Officer
Wellspring Family Services

Thanks for all the information plus the great price. This reaches so many people. I am glad to be a part of this work.

Sarah Kier, Child & Family Therapist

For the full video footage of the NWCF 2017 Forum, click here.

Or, read about the Forum in our spring newsletter.