WIN has become a national model for cross-agency, cross-sector, collaborative services and has made significant outreach to share these best practices with other organizations. It has also become a major provider of professional-level training for clinicians throughout Southern Los Angeles—and most importantly, it has changed the course of hundreds of parents’ and children’s lives.
Below is a list of selected accomplishments:
LA County Department of Mental Health selected WIN as 1 of 9 agencies to lead an audacious 4-year project to build a Trauma-Resilient Community. Under Innovation 2 and its 8 partner agencies, WIN will work with faith-based groups, schools, and individuals to transform the way our community addresses trauma and resilience throughout our neighborhoods.
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, and the National Conference of State Legislatures chose WIN as 1 of 12 programs in the nation to sit on the Sites Community Advisory and Innovation Planning Councils for their inaugural Frontiers of Innovation (FOI) think tank; WIN works with Harvard and FOI on an ongoing basis.
First 5 LA: WIN was appointed to First 5’s county-wide, Trauma-Informed Systems Change task force.
Maternal Mental Health Now (MMHN): WIN became a member of the Executive Steering Committee.
WIN was declared the first LA County Department of Mental Health-designated Health Neighborhood in SPA 5, bringing together health, mental health, and substance abuse services (amongst many others) to address intergenerational trauma across the lifespan, with special focus on preventing and healing the early childhood trauma at the root of so many health, mental health, and societal problems.
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University: WIN ran the second phase pilot testing of our dual generation curriculum, Ready4Routines (R4R), we created with Harvard and five other agencies across North America to increase the Executive Function skills and relationship quality of parents and children.
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University: WIN worked with Harvard University and six other FOI members to create a dual-generation intervention to increase the Executive Function (EF) skills of children and their parents. This effort was piloted at six sites across the US and Canada in 2015. Research was conducted by renowned EF researcher Dr. Philip Zelazo at the University of Minnesota.
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University: WIN was selected as one of 12 programs in the nation to sit on the Sites Community Advisory Committee for the Frontiers of Innovation (FOI) initiative—a diverse community designed to catalyze cross-sector, cross-disciplinary collaboration and high-impact strategies for innovation in the field of early childhood policy and practice. FOI is a collaborative effort of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the TruePoint Center for High Performance and High Commitment.
The Lodestar Foundation selected WIN as 1 of 8 finalists in the nation for the 2011 Collaboration Prize. The prize awards nonprofits that successfully achieved greater impact and serve as models for collaboration.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation: WIN’s Executive Director was invited to present at early childhood policy round table in Seattle.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation recognized WIN as 1 of 8 “exemplary early childhood initiatives” in the nation that have successfully integrated efforts across multiple service sectors.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation: WIN was recognized in 2008 white paper, Health Matters: The Role of Health and the Health Sector in Place-Based Initiatives for Young Children, as one of only eight “exemplary early childhood initiatives” in the nation that has successfully integrated efforts across multiple service sectors.
Nemours Foundation: WIN was invited to participate in an exclusive, invitation-only round table focusing on emerging solutions in Health Information Technology (HIT).
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation chose WIN as one of the 12 most innovative, new programs in the nation for their LFP award.