School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children's Health Awareness Project (CHAP). Federally-funded 10 year longitudinal study of an original cohort from the Seattle School District to research children's behaviors that affect health.
Our mission is to improve the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapies and activities, and to be an inspiration and educational resource to the therapeutic riding profession, both regionally and nationally.
NetHope joins the world's largest nonprofits with technology innovators worldwide. We act as a catalyst for productive collaboration, innovation and problem-solving to reimagine how technology can improve our world. Providing relevant technologies, as a catalyst coupled with affordable access, bridges the gap and empowers previously underserved communities.
Children's Trust Foundation is dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect. They fund Family Support Centers in communities across the state of Washington to help ensure that parents have the knowledge, skills and encouragement they need to manage the challenges of parenting in today's demanding society.
Natural Helpers is a national program that selects a cross-section of students through an anonymous school-wide survey. They are invited to participate in a 2-day Training Retreat, and subsequent student cohorts, training the trainer. They learn skills to help their friends and form a cohesive group from diverse individuals. Training subjects include: taking care of oneself, working as a team, knowing when friends need help, expressing care and concern, expressing limits, recognizing situations which require professional helping resources, contacting a helping resource.
Sorenson School offered 6th Grade students to assist in classrooms with youth that did not thrive in standardized classrooms. We learned sign language and provided light physical therapy in the gymnasium, sharing happiness and socialization with students who were in wheel chairs, deaf, blind, or experiencing the Autism Spectrum / Aspergers,