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Supporting A Future with Strong, Resilient Children

Imagine a world where all children grow up supported by their communities and equipped with the social and emotional skills they need to thrive. What could their futures hold?

We established the Center for Child and Family Well-Being because there was essential child development, mental health and family research being conducted at the University of Washington and elsewhere – but current research findings and evidence-based best practices were not getting to the parents and practitioners who needed them most.

That’s why we’re here. Our goal is to make sure current research and practices are available and accessible to everyone, especially those families and communities experiencing inequity and adversity. Every gift makes a it possible for us to continue to conduct innovative research and equip parents and practitioners with the tools and practices they need to ensure a bright future for the next generation. 

Together, we’re working towards a future where all children and families can thrive.

Make A Gift Today

Ways to Make A Difference

Support research, scholars and public events

A gift to the Friends of CCFW Fund helps us conduct our research, translate findings into practical tools and practices, collaborate with graduate students and visiting scholars, and host events, seminars and conferences. These core projects are critical to our mission of ensuring that every child and family can thrive.  

Support community outreach and mindfulness classes

A gift to the Mindfulness Outreach Support Fund ensures that we are able to continue to offer community outreach and mindfulness classes to a diverse cross-section of the public. It also allows us serve under-resourced populations by providing scholarships that offset the cost of attending a workshop – so everyone can attend, regardless of their economic status.

Support mental health and well-being for youth

A gift to The Center for Child & Family Well-Being (CCFW) Be REAL (REsilient Attitudes and Living) Youth Program Fund promotes the well-being and mental health of youth and the staff supporting them. Our experiential training model equips staff to share cognitive-behavioral skills, mindfulness, and self-compassion practices with youth. The Be REAL training model also supports staff in adapting Be REAL to their unique setting and the needs of their communities. Learn more about Be REAL. Be REAL has been shown to be effective with college students. We now have local and national partnerships in place to adapt and evaluate Be REAL for high school aged-youth. Be part of this exciting momentum to support youth!

Want to learn more?

Interested in learning more about our programs or how you can help? Contact Marcellina DesChamps at mardes30@uw.edu.