Eleven programs were awarded funding from the Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) federal funding source for the 2016/2017 fiscal year.
“This year’s recipients serve hundreds of Washington families,” said Greg Williamson, Assistant Director at the Washington State Department of Early Learning. “These community organizations ensure that families have the social and emotional tools they need to keep their children healthy and safe.”
Each grantee organization offers services to support some, if not all, of Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework:
· Knowledge of parenting and child development,
· Social connections,
· Parental resiliency,
· Concrete support in times of need and
· Social and emotional competence of children/nurturing and attachment.
The programs awarded serve low income families, provide educational support services, match children with special needs to services, aid homeless families, promote prevention of child maltreatment and more.
This year’s recipients include:
· Parent Trust for Washington Children, King County*
· Ukrainian Community Center of Washington, King County*
· Families Together for People with Disabilities, Whitman County*
· American Indian Community Center, Spokane*
· First Step Family Support Center, Clallam County
· Housing Hope, Snohomish County
· South Sound Parent to Parent, Thurston County
· Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, Spokane County
· Perinatal Support of Washington, King, Grays Harbor, Pierce and Yakima Counties
· San Juan Island Family Resource Center, San Juan County
*Denotes first-year program grantee.