Recent News

  • We are thrilled to announce that registration for the 2018 Washington Fatherhood Summit is now open! The Summit will be held on June 5th and 6th in the Brockey Center at South Seattle College.  You have been identified as someone who will bring an amazing wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to this two-day opportunity to work together around a statewide plan of action to strengthen fatherhood programs, leadership, systems, and policies; we hope that you can join us!  Please see the registration link below for details about the 2-day Summit and hotel block information. 

  • The Fatherhood Summit Steering Committee is currently reviewing applications from fathers interested in attending the conference as panelists on the Father's Panel and/or as Table Talk Guides.  Travel and lodging support will be available to fathers who attend the summit. 

    Information about the Summit can be found here.  If you are interested in attending the summit, please contact us!


  • Presentation materials, including a link to the recording of the webinar, are now available here for the September 28th WA FOI First 1, 000 Days Learning Collaborative I: Program Innovation Accomplishments, Lessons Learned, and Resources.  Thank you to our presenters, Jason Gortney from Children’s Home Society, Beth Larson of Childhaven, and Melissa Rivard from The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.  And a huge thank you to each of you for your

  • Over 150 state and community partners from across Washington gathered at the State’s Capitol last Wednesday, June 21st to join Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Founder and Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, kickoff the  Washington Frontiers of Innovation (FOI) First 1,000 Days at the event, Brain Science Leads the Way: So What, Now What?”

  • On January 24th and 25th, Ascend at the Aspen Institute hosted the Aspen Forum on Children and Families.  This convening brought together policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and philanthropists to lift up a set of solid ideas for investing in the economic stability and educational success of children and families.  The agenda, links to full recordings, and a link to their latest report, Children and Families at the Center, are available at their website: https://www.aspenins