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A Nurturing Class is a special class designed for students with significant behavioural challenges using a developmental attachment-based approach and trauma-informed practices. The Nurturing class creates an environment in which students who are immature and over-reactive can thrive, both developmentally and academically.

Classrooms have been set up in both elementary schools and high schools and have operated successfully without the traditional behavioural interventions.

This concept has now been adopted by a whole school for students with behavioural challenges. The administration, staff and school psychologist have received extensive and on-going training. They have noticed a significant change in both the students’ behaviour and in staff job satisfaction.


To download a more complete description of how to set-up of such a room:

Nurturing class

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