Press Releases

Activity Book Helps Children Gain Emotional Intelligence

Therapy-based creative activity book lassos the talent of award-winning illustrators and therapists to benefit high-risk children.

SEATTLE —Two Seattle-based nonprofits, Art with Heart and Committee for Children, have joined together to collaborate on the re-launch of an activity book based in art therapy that helps elementary-aged children who are dealing with the emotional challenges of family situations such as divorce, foster…

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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 AchieveRead More