This session will include a three interactive components: (1) Review of the best research advances in child welfare and policy practice in the past 5-10 years; (2) Group discussion to identify the knowledge and research gaps in the fields of child welfare, children's behavioral health, and substance abuse treatment; and (3) Discussion of how to address key research/knowledge gaps - including new ways of collaborating to ensure that the right research is conducted and used for policy, program design and practice.
Children and Families
National Center for Family Philanthropy would like to invite family and community foundation donors, board members, staff and family members to their National Forum on Family Philanthropy. This conference brings philanthropic families and leaders together for two and a half days of peer networking and thought-provoking conversations led by some of the greatest thought leaders in family giving. Forum sessions feature the perspectives of donors and family members in an environment that fosters both confidential and candid discussions.
The Northwest Children's Foundation (NWCF) presents their 2019 Forum entitled, Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: Trauma-Informed Care and the Future of Healing. This community event features a keynote by Dr. Shawn Ginwright, Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department at San Francisco State University, with opening remarks by Seattle pediatrician and community leader Dr. Benjamin Danielson.
As NW Children's Fund enters its fourth decade of work, it's harnessing the power of collaboration to lead the fight against child abuse and neglect. For NWCF's 2016 Community Forum, funders are invited to a lunch and conversation about how research is informing interventions that strengthen resilience in children.
Please join the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities webinar with special invites to the Intermountain West Funder Network and the North East Funder Network.
A new report led by Dr. Christopher Blodgett of Washington State University shows that the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences in a community can significantly impact the overall academic outcomes of children and youth. Join Philanthropy Northwest and Foundation for Healthy Generations for a rare, half-day briefing and discussion with the report's authors. We will explore the ramifications of the findings and discuss potential roles for the philanthropic community. This event is for funders only and is not open to the public.
Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the report ranks states on overall child well-being and in economic well-being, education, health and family/community. The related KIDS COUNT Data Center makes this information interactive, with the option of searching by state and data topic, comparing indicators and viewing them as maps and charts.
When every child has the opportunity to meet his or her full potential, we strengthen families, our communities, and the nation’s economic future.
Victoria Peattie Helm | Guest Contributor, Executive Director at NW Children’s Foundation | Leadership. Whole shelves are devoted to the topic at bookstores, and seminars on leadership abound. After 14 years as executive director at NW Children’s Foundation, I was eager to find ways to deepen my own leadership but could not find anything that seemed to fit. Then I discovered Philanthropy Northwest’s Women’s Leadership Cohort. more »