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Trauma-informed daycare will be first in Canada (Vancouver Sun)


By Glenda Luymes, October 3, 2020, Vancouver Sun.

Young children who have experienced trauma, such as abuse or living in a refugee camp, will receive "wraparound" services at the daycare

Canada’s first trauma-informed daycare is expected to be a safe space for young children who have experienced trauma.

The United Way is raising money to complete construction of Little Phoenix Daycare in Victoria, said Mark Breslauer, CEO of United Way Greater Victoria.

“(The daycare) is an opportunity for us to, not only support children who for whatever reason are experiencing stress and trauma in their lives, but also to make a valuable contribution toward supporting the design and delivery of other trauma-informed daycares in B.C. and Canada,” said professor Alison Gerlach.

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