Second Step International Partners Meet to Improve School Climates

July 21, 2011

SEATTLE—Local nonprofit Committee for Children hosted a meeting in Manchester, England, last week of their international partners that have translated and adapted their Second Step curriculum, which teaches social-emotional skills to children from preschool through eighth grade.

The Second Step program is taught in 26 countries around the world, from Chile and Germany to Turkey…… Read More


Committee for Children Earns Prestigious Film Award

June 16, 2011

SEATTLE—This week, CINE announced the winners of the highly regarded Golden Eagle Award, which included three music videos from the newly released Second Step program by Seattle nonprofit Committee for Children.

The music videos, titled “Walk, Walk, Walk,” “Calm Down,” and “Step Up,” are designed to help fourth- and…… Read More


Visionary Leadership Awards Honor Local Partners

October 4, 2010

SEATTLELocal nonprofit Committee for Children celebrated its 30th anniversary by honoring Denise Louie Education Center, Highline Public Schools, Snohomish County Human Services Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, and Lake Washington School District with Visionary Leadership Awards for their outstanding work.

Committee for Children Executive Director Joan Duffell,…… Read More


Raikes Foundation Awards $235,000 Grant to Committee for Children

March 12, 2010

SEATTLE—The Raikes Foundation and Committee for Children today announced a partnership fueled by a three-year, $235,000 grant to help students at three local middle schools avoid risky behaviors, prevent violence, and succeed in school, while also advancing research in the field of social-emotional learning to make learning programs from the nonprofit Committee for Children even more effective worldwide.

The grant will…… Read More


Second Step Author Honored for Lifetime Achievement

October 29, 2009

SEATTLE—Kathy Beland, original author of Committee for Children’s award-winning Second Step: A Violence Prevention Curriculum, received the nationally recognized Sanford N. McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achieve… Read More


Committee for Children: A Great Place to Work

August 21, 2009

SEATTLE—Committee for Children was honored at an awards event on August 20 at Safeco Field, where the Puget Sound Business Journal named the local nonprofit a runner-up in the 2009 Read More


Bullying: Study Offers Ray of Hope

May 8, 2009

SEATTLE—In the midst of gloomy reports about bullying-related suicides, lawsuits, school attendance problems, and fear is a ray of hope from a research study that reaffirms that careful implementation of a comprehensive bullyi… Read More