Helping Little Children Face Big Challenges

Sesame Street teams up with Committee for Children to help kids overcome odds

NEW YORK—“Providing your love and support is the most important step in helping children develop the confidence to overcome anything they face,” reads the Little Children, Big Challenges page of nonprofit Committee for Children’s website. Sesame Workshop, creators of the iconic Sesame Street TV show, asked the Seattle-based nonprofit to collaborate in the dissemination of materials that will help young children and their adult caregivers face challenging situations like divorce and incarceration, as well as addressing general resilience.

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Social Skills Help Austin Students Overcome the Odds

New mini-documentary shows district’s focus on social-emotional learning is paying off

AUSTIN—Austin Independent School District (AISD) discovered something a few years ago that many people are just realizing: Teaching social-emotional skills can help their schools become better places and their students become better learners. AISD’s dedication to social-emotional learning (SEL) has been documented in a short film, released today.

The film, titled Austin ISD: A District Embracing SEL, was produced by Seattle nonprofit Committee for Children and tells the story of AISD’s five-year initiative to implement social-emotional learning—including Committee for Children’s research-based Second Step program—in every school. The documentary also shows the positive results AISD is already seeing from the initiative.

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Bullying Prevention Program Garners High Ratings from Federal Agency

Steps to Respect: A Bullying Prevention Program now listed in National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices

SEATTLE – The US Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced that <a…<></a…<>

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Youth Gather for Safer Internet Day

Seattle-based nonprofit joins to help make the Web a safer place for kids

SEATTLE – It’s a paradox we’re all too familiar with: The Internet can be both a wonderful tool and a risky place, especially for children and youth. What better way to make it safer than to bring youth into the conversation?…

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Social-Emotional Learning Helps Prevent Bullying

New article shows research link between better social skills and bullying prevention

SEATTLE – More research is showing that social-emotional learning (SEL) can be an effective tool in bullying prevention, according to an article recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Theory into Practice.

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When Does Bullying Begin?

The foundations for bullying are laid sooner than we think

SEATTLE — News stories about bullying often involve middle school or even high school students. But is that really when these negative behaviors start? Research indicates that the answer is “no,” which is why a new bullying prevention program released this…… Read More

New Law Will Protect Children of Washington State

Governor signs bill to prevent sexual abuse, trafficking

Olympia – Lawmakers and child advocates are gathering at the Washington State capitol today to witness Governor Jay Inslee sign <a…<></a…<>

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Teachers the World Over Face the Same Issues

Social-emotional skills prepare all students for school, life

Seattle – Psychologists, researchers and educators from around the globe will gather in Seattle early next week to discuss the importance of teaching social-emotional skills to children of all cultures. The meeting will be hosted by nonprofit Committee for Children, who developed the Read More