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If 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!
The 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.
Special pricing for NWCF’s Gala – Spark! – has been extended through April 5! Visit nwcf.maestroweb.com to purchase your tickets at the special price of $175 (after Wednesday, the regular price of $225 will apply). Please join us on Saturday, April 29, at Fremont Studios for this festive celebration to support critical interventions for children and families that create a brighter future for all … Be the Spark!
Please join us at Spark!, the 32nd annual NWCF Gala & Auction. Enjoy exceptional wine donated by premier Washington state wineries, food from celebrity chef John Howie and scintillating silent and live auctions with auctioneer John Curley. Best of all, your support enables us to invest in critical interventions that improve the lives of vulnerable children and families and create a brighter future for all. Join us on Saturday, April 29, at Fremont Studios for a night to remember!
Our 2017 Forum on January 31 was a great success! A special thank you to Dr. Linda Chamberlain and our speakers from Cocoon House, SafeFutures Youth Center and Treehouse for a lively, engaging conversation about the amazing adolescent brain. Visit the Forum Resources section of our website for the full set of resources, including the Forum video and PowerPoint deck.
We are only able to accept registrations until noon on Sunday, January 29 for the NWCF Forum, “The Amazing Adolescent Brain: Opportunities, Challenges and Promising Interventions,” on Tuesday, January 31, at the Washington State Convention Center. It’s shaping up to be a great event, and we anticipate a rich conversation and training with so many youth-invested folks! We hope you can join us.
Registration is now open for the NWCF Forum, “The Amazing Adolescent Brain: Opportunities, Challenges and Promising Interventions,” which will take place on Tuesday, January 31, at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. Adolescent brain development is a time of profound change and remodeling. We’re delighted to bring back Dr. Linda Chamberlain as our keynote speaker on this topic; her workshops on The Amazing Adolescent Brain have been extremely popular with diverse audiences nationwide.
If your New Year’s resolution is to change the world, NW Children’s Fund can help! View this inspirational 2012 video of Ray to see one example of how your gift can change lives. We are happy to report that today – more than four years later – Ray remains employed, sober and fully committed to being the best parent he can be. Thanks to the partnership of people like you, his kids are thriving!