Children who have lived lives saturated with loss, neglect, rejection, and hardship sometimes express the pain of trauma in self-damaging ways. The Residential Child Care Project at Cornell University helps organizations create conditions where children can heal with help from understanding adults.
shapes adults' responses to children's aggressive and violent behaviors in ways that avoid injury and create opportunities for growth.
builds an environment where children can heal from trauma.
provides expertise for organizations that are adopting a trauma-informed care approach.
RCCP researchers evaluate program effectiveness, monitor research developments, and conduct studies.