Who Is CFC?


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Committee for Children is a global nonprofit dedicated to fostering the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning and development. We are the world’s largest provider of research-based education programs that have helped over 9 million children in 26,000 schools develop vital social-emotional skills to avoid violence, bullying, and sexual abuse. From Iowa to Iraq, Chile to Chicago, we are helping children around the globe stay safe, respect themselves and others, succeed in school today, and build a better world tomorrow.

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Milestones


2001–Present

  • Committee for Children programs reach more than 9 million children across the United States, Canada, and around the world.
  • Steps to Respect: A Bullying Prevention Program is released and soon reaches more than 350,000 students across the United States and Canada.
  • Researchers at the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning award high marks to the Second Step and Steps to Respect programs.

1996–2000

  • Committee for Children celebrates its 20th anniversary.
  • Committee for Children programs are distributed in all 50 states, every province and territory in Canada, and 12 other countries.
  • The Second Step program and Segundo Paso supplement for Spanish-speaking children reach approximately 7 million students.
  • Approximately 70,000 educators in 70 cities receive training in Committee for Children programs.
  • Second Step materials are introduced in Norway and Germany.
  • The Talking About Touching curriculum reaches children in the Philippines.
  • The PARTNERS project, a program to grant Second Step curricula and staff training to under-funded schools, serves 5,000 elementary students.
  • The What Do I Say Now? Parent video is produced to accompany the Talking About Touching program.

1990–1995

  • The family component of the Second Step program for elementary grades is created.
  • The PARTNERS project is developed to donate programs to a limited number of financially needy schools.
  • Regional training is offered for educators teaching Committee for Children programs.
  • The Segundo Paso Spanish-language supplement to the Second Step program is created for Preschool–Grade 5.
  • An educational video, Facing Up, is produced to help prevent bullying and youth violence.
  • The Second Step program expands to serve Grades K–8.

1969–1986

  • The organization formally becomes Committee for Children.
  • Judicial Advocates for Women changes its name to Seattle Institute for Child Advocacy, with a mission of preventing child and adolescent victimization. Its curriculum is updated to include a broader reach, a Spanish-language Emmy award-winning video, and presentations to educate about sexual abuse.
  • With funding from Washington State and the Junior League of Seattle, Committee for Children creates the Talking About Touching program, a skills-based personal safety curriculum for Kindergarten–Grade 6.
  • The review committee unofficially refers to itself as the Committee for Children.
  • Seattle COYOTE changes its name to Judicial Advocates for Women and forms a curriculum review committee to research sexual abuse prevention.
  • Researcher Jennifer James and a group of University of Washington social scientists collaborate with Seattle COYOTE to conduct a research project on youth entrance into prostitution.

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Second Step Program, Grade 3: Cunningham

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Second Step Program, Grade 6: Lakewood

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Bullying Prevention Unit, Grade 4: Midway

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Child Protection Unit, Early Learning: MeadowCrest

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Second Step SEL Program for Early Learning

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Second Step SEL Program for Elementary

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Elementary Kit

Second Step SEL Program for Elementary

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Bullying Prevention Unit

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Child Protection Unit

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CONTACT US

  •  clientsupport@cfchildren.org
  •  800-634-4449
  •  206-343-1223
  •  Mon–Fri 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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  •  2815 Second Ave., Suite 400
    Seattle, WA 98121

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