S he [IPTS worker/Parent Trust Yakima] travels to families who need her. She doesn’t charge anything, doesn’t require clients to fill out massive stacks of paperwork, doesn’t threaten anything. She offers hope. –Yakima Herald-Republic. Yakima, WA July 15, 2004.
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Recent Press Releases
Parent Trust for Washington Children Expands Snohomish County Childbirth Classes
Seattle, WA ‐ March 12, 2011
Parent Trust for Washington Children (Parent Trust) announces the expansion of their Great Starts™ pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenting classes in Snohomish County with new classes in Bothell, Everett, and Lynnwood, WA.
Each year, over 9,000 babies are born to Snohomish County parents. To meet this growing need, Parent Trust educators are offering new classes for parents seeking unbiased information to help them have a happy, healthy birth experience. Full Press Release >>
Parent Trust for Washington Children's "Mad Hatter Tea Party"-To Benefit Families State-wide
Seattle, WA - September 22, 2010
Parent Trust for Washington Children (Parent Trust) will hold its eleventh annual Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel Ballroom on Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Both adults and kids will delight in this one-of-a-kind event that features a silent and live auction, light luncheon, entertainment, and children’s activities. Guests are sure to enjoy visiting with the friendly Alice in Wonderland characters and making “Mad Hats” at the Creation Station. Full Press Release >>
Millions of Copies, Millions of Lives – Celebrating the World Renowned Childbirth Book, Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn and the Life-Changing Work of its Authors.
Seattle, WA- August 3, 2010
Join Parent Trust for Washington Children on September 16, 2010 to celebrate the landmark fourth edition of the award winning pregnancy and childbirth book Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn. Parent Trust will also be honoring the book’s renowned Seattle based authors, Penny Simkin, PT, Janet Whalley, RN IBCLC, Ann Keppler, RN, MN, Janelle Durham, MSW, ICCE, LCCE, and April Bolding PT, DPT, CD, CCE, each with a 2010 Family Leadership Award. Full Press Release >>
A Taste of Spring – JM Cellars and Parent Trust for Washington Children’s 5th annual wine tasting to benefit children and families in Washington State
Seattle, WA – April 14, 2010
JM Cellars and Parent Trust for Washington Children will host A Taste of Spring on Thursday, May 13th from 6-8pm at the Stimson-Green Mansion. JM Cellars, the award-winning Woodinville winery, will be pouring six of their choicest wines… Full Press Release >>
William H. Gates, Sr. to receive the 2009 Children’s Champion Award from Parent Trust for Washington Children
Seattle, WA – September 24, 2009
William H. Gates, Sr. will be the 2009 recipient of Parent Trust for Washington Children’s Laura Smith Brown Children’s Champion Award. William H. Gates, Sr. will be honored on behalf of his early childhood learning initiatives and work. Full Press Release >>
In the News
Learning for Life: When discipline becomes an issue
KING 5 – TV, July 28, 2010
What do you do when your 8-month-old seems to understand the word "no," but ignores you? Is he already being defiant? Is it time to think about discipline?
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Dear Abby | Mom must overcome disdain for daughter
Universal Press Syndicate, June 7, 2010
Dear Abby: “Anonymous in Washington State” can’t stand her 10-year-old daughter but adores her two sons…Parent Trust for Washington Children may be able to provide information on support groups and other services.
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Learning for Life: Free parent helpline answers parents’ questions
King – 5 TV, January 22, 2010
Every parent needs a little help and advice from time to time, but finding someone to listen - and even more so, to give good advice - can be a real challenge at times. KING 5's Deborah Feldman reports about a free parent helpline that's available to help parents with questions big and small.
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Program Helping New Fathers Recognize Baby’s Needs
King 5 –TV, September 22, 2009
Conscious Fathering is a program that can teach new fathers how to recognize and respond to their baby's needs. KING 5's Cam Johnson reports.
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