Our Organizational Purpose
Partners for Our Children (P4C) aims to eliminate inequities and promote inter-generational family well-being by advancing research, evaluation and evidence-informed policy and practice. In collaboration with partners, communities and those with lived expertise, we work to transform the child welfare system and create structural changes that are anti-racist and affirming of all families.
Collaborative Research, Evaluation and Intervention Development
- Advance collaborative, equity-driven, anti-racist research and disseminate findings to foster evidence-informed decision making for institutional and structural change
- Conduct responsive, applied research, guided by, co-created with, and focused on the urgent needs of those with lived expertise in the child welfare system
- Engage in policy implementation research and systems assessment for policy reform
- Develop, evaluate and scale training and interventions for child welfare workforce, parents, caregivers, and providers towards system reform
- Envision what could be, contribute to public discourse, and shape messaging to promote equity and child and family well-being
Evidence-informed Public Policy
- Advocate for anti-oppressive policies and practices in Washington state and at the federal level
- Strategize, collaborate, and engage in education to advance equity driven policy initiatives
- Collaborate with those with lived expertise to ensure policy recommendations are informed by diverse voices and grounded in the realities of communities
- Inform the local and national dialogue on state, federal, and judicial policy to promote child, family, and community well-being
- Translate research and other evidence into digestible and actionable findings for policy, practice and system reform
- Disseminate policy communications consistent with organizational purpose and priorities
Ways to Stay Connected
- Read our blog for the latest information on issues that affect vulnerable children and families
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- For our latest reports and analysis, see publications