Partners and Community Connections

University of Washington Campus Resources


The Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy (PBHJP)Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is committed to improving the health and well-being of children, families, and adults served by the mental health, chemical dependency, child welfare, and justice systems. We aim to achieve this mission by implementing, supporting, and evaluating effective interventions, empirically based training, and research that addresses priority issues where empirical data significantly informs policy.


The UW Autism Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders through exceptional clinical services, innovative scientific research and high-quality training. Its mission is to offer state-of-the-art clinical services to individuals with ASD from birth through young adulthood, and their families; increase community knowledge and service capacity through public awareness and professional training; and conduct research to understand what causes ASD, how it develops, and how it can be treated or prevented.


The UW Mindfulness Project is advocating for a mindfulness center at the University of Washington. Currently, they offer meditation, yoga, and mindfulness seminars to UW students in Mary Gates Hall Sunday through Thursday evenings. Please visit their website for more information and a complete calendar.



Community Resources


The Community of Mindful Parenting aspires to empower and connect parents by inviting them to join like-minded families in pursuit of mindful living. The Community of Mindful Parenting partners with national and international organizations providing access to the newest research on the power of mindfulness allowing ample opportunities for growth and development. They offer classes, special events, articles and a Facebook forum to deepen the connection, exchange and reflection.


ParentMap provides trusted, innovative, and award-winning editorial content through a variety of media to support parents in their most essential role: that of their child’s first and most important teacher. ParentMap’s unique social-venture business model drives its vision and day-to-day operation. Its daily involvement and support of local businesses and nonprofit organizations ensure that readers are given the most current information related to early learning, child health and development, and parenting.


Over the past decade, Thrive by Five Washington has been a leader in creating Washington’s high-quality early learning system and combining public and private dollars to make it happen; the Foundation for Early Learning has been at the forefront of developing geographic, demographic and content-based alliances to develop and implement projects that serve families and their young children. On Jan. 1, 2014, these two organizations officially merged, forming a stronger public-private partnership to better serve Washington’s youngest children and their families.