Shayla designs and leads CCFW mindfulness and compassion programs for providers working with children and youth. She also supports the implementation of mindfulness-based programs for parents.
Prior to officially joining CCFW, Shayla was a contract facilitator in CCFW’s REAL Pro offerings with community partners. She is also a parent facilitator on Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Odessa Brown Children’s Center Mindfulness & Compassion Program Team offering mindfulness to parents throughout the King County Area. She also co-facilitates sessions with individuals who have interfaced with the criminal justice system through Progress House. As a member of the Board of the Arc of King County and Guided Pathways she vigorously advocates for people from all walks of life.
Shayla is a certified National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Family 2 Family instructor and has been trained in the Finding Calm curriculum, a mindfulness and self-compassion program for new parents. Shayla Collins is a born and raised Seattleite and the mother of two boys.