DEL News

July 22, 2013

Department of Early Learning’s Strengthening Families Washington awards $285,000 in grants

The Department of Early Learning’s Strengthening Families Washington program has awarded grants to nine Washington programs whose work helps support families through one of the five key protective factors that research shows promote healthy families:

  • Parental resilience.
  • Social connections.
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development.
  • Concrete support in times of need.
  • Children’s healthy social and emotional development.

The grants are made possible by a federal Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) grant. The CBCAP grant supports community-based efforts to develop, operate, expand, and enhance community-based, prevention-focused programs and activities to better strengthen and support families to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect and to foster understanding, appreciation and knowledge of diverse populations in order to effectively prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

Three of the grantees are new; six are continuing grants from the previous year.

The grant recipients are:

  • Dynamic Dads program; Family Education and Support Services, Thurston County; $20,000
  • Home Team Parent Aide program; Children’s Home Society of Washington, Walla Walla County; $50,000
  • Early Learning Conversations program; Child Care Resources, King County; $50,000
  • Play to Learn program; the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Pierce County; $35,000
  • Lummi Nation Parent-Child Interaction Therapy program; Brigid Collins Family Support Center, Whatcom County; $35,000
  • Immigrant Parents and Caregiver Support program; Chinese Information and Service Center, King County; $35,000
  • Birth to Three Child Abuse Prevention Continuum; Good Samaritan Hospital, Pierce County; $30,000
  • Parent-Child Training Expansion; Encompass, King County; $20,000
  • The Parent-Infant program; Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center, King County; $10,000

About Strengthening Families Washington

Strengthening Families Washington, part of the Department of Early Learning, is the Washington chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. Strengthening Families Washington supports community-based parent learning and leadership; postpartum mood disorder and Shaken Baby Syndrome public awareness campaigns; and manages the Children’s Trust Fund of Washington, including the sale of Heirloom Birth Certificates and Keep Kids Safe license plates.

View more information about Strengthening Families Washington.

Media contact:

Kara Klotz
360.725.4392 (office)
360.515.8699 (cell)
kara.klotz@del.wa.gov