Supported by UW's School of Social Work, Partners for Our Children combines the strengths of a public research university with resources from the private sector to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families touched by Washington’s public child welfare system.

As part of the Alliance, POC integrates research and evaluation components—a first in the nation—to help guide curriculum development and pinpoint the effectiveness of training in delivering positive outcomes.

This unique approach allows current research results and best practice information to be communicated consistently and effectively to child welfare staff throughout the state.