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Trauma Treatment

Our trauma-informed policies, practices, and programs are designed to improve the lived experience of children, through a greater understanding of the effects of chronic, adverse childhood experiences, by creating and supporting a nurturing home-like environment that promotes caregiver-child attachment, decreases any reliance on physical interventions to manage dysregulated children, and develops the child’s capacity to regulate their own emotions and experience resilience. We fully recognize that there are many reasons why a child will enter a residential care program. While a specific trauma or protection focus may not be a child’s identified reason for entering one of our programs, we believe that the knowledge, skills, abilities, and resources required to deliver a trauma-informed program are transferable to all forms of residential care. Our behavioural intervention model is based on currently accepted practices in the field. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (The Residential Child Care project, Family Life Development Centre, College of Human Ecology Cornell University) forms the basis of all staff interventions with residents. In-service training is provided on a monthly basis to all staff.