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This study investigated the use of a Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) to promote the adoption of trauma-informed practices in urban early care & education (ECE) programs. Through this BSC, ECE programs implement new practices to promote safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and prevent trauma exposure; protect children exposed to trauma, help children heal, and support family protective factors that help children thrive.


Six urban early education and child care programs participated in the BSC: Bridge Boston Charter School (Dorchester); Children’s Services of Roxbury (Roxbury); Nazareth Child Care Center, Catholic Charities (Jamaica Plain); Ellis Memorial & Eldredge House, Inc.(South End); Wesley Childcare Center (Dorchester); and Sunnyside Early Care and Education, Associated (Roxbury).

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Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series.