Mission: Parent Trust for Washington Children creates lasting change and hope for the future by promoting safe healthy families and communities.
Parent Trust for Washington Children accomplishes this mission by:
• Decreasing isolation
• Increasing knowledge of healthy brain development
• Improving family bonding
• Promoting knowledge of school readiness
• Building family and life management skills
• Developing the ability to give and receive support
• Preventing child abuse and neglect
Results: Parent Trust measures outcomes for all it's programs to show effectiveness as well continual quality improvement. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.parenttrust.org/about-us/program-outcomes/
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15,000
Geographic areas served: Washington State
Programs: Parent education & support programs: parent/caregiver education and support groups (circle of parents & families in recovery):- 17 parent trust for washington children parent education and support groups- 4,451 visits from parents/caregivers- 490 parents/caregivers attended parent trust for washington children parent education and support groupsfamilies in recovery:- 393 parents/caregivers attended 10 families in recovery groups- 2,845 visits from parents/caregivers
expectant & new parent services:conscious fathering program:-46 classes, serving 604 men who received 1,812 hours of direct servicegreat starts program:-367 classes held in 9 puget sound locations, serving 4,001 individuals-registration services for 3,386 individuals for great conversations classes
family help line & support services: - 34,548 individuals contacted us for help/information: 32,482 via www. Parenttrust. Org and 2,066 called or contacted us by other means- 98% of phone participants report an increase of 41% in confidence/knowledge in five risk-reducing protective factors
other program services:child & teen services:- 3 parent trust for washington children children/teen groups - 290 visits from children and teens - 37 children and teens attended parent trust for washington children circle of parents children's groups. - developmental screening: performed 117 screenings and 3 re-screens, serving 89 children- 37 professionals trained in developmental training- stress management & relaxation trainings (smart): 866 teens, - smart train the trainers classes: 42 professionals and smart trainings were delivered to 100 children
I have had the pleasure of being on the board for Parent Trust for the past two years and look forward to supporting the organization for years to come! The family services offered meet a wide variety of needs, ranging from helping parents with both basic parent tips to support groups for parents in recovery. I also have friends who have taken the childbirth classes and gave them rave reviews. Parent Trust fills a vital need in the community, connecting families with resources to become healthier and stronger.
I have been a board member for almost 7 years.....my level of commitment to this organization has never wavered! They provide essential services to many families in Washington State and run programs from the 24 hour family hotline to Conscious Fathering to the Great Starts program. There is much more I can say, but not nearly enough space. I encourage everyone to look at their own lives and appreciate how fortunate they are, then step outside themselves and think about what it would be like to not have your village around you. Parent Trust provides a village for those who do not have one to claim!