Committee for Children Blog

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


Making Social Skills Every Child’s Primary Language

Second Step program’s Spanish translation increases accessibility of crucial skills

Seattle – More and more experts agree that social-emotional learning (SEL) is vital to children’s education and to their success later in life, and Seattle-based nonprofit Read More


Second Step Early Learning in Northeast Michigan

This press release comes to us from our friends at the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA), who are about to do an amazing Second Step early learning implementation, thanks to a generous grant they just received. They sent us the story and photo below to tell us a bit more about it. Congratulations, NEMCSA!

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Straightforward bullying prevention advice for parents, children and schools

Seattle nonprofit Committee for Children underwrites helpful media campaign

Seattle – We hear a lot about bullying these days: its prevalence, its causes, its effects. Less frequently do we hear about solutions to bullying: tangible, practical things we can do to keep our children safe.

Last week Seattle-based nonprofit Committee for Children…… Read More