This particular Special Edition is a compilation of the work that was created and presented at the
From Theory to Practice: Residential Care for Children and Youth Symposium April 28-29, 2016.
The ALIGN Association of Community Services co-hosted this learning event with the Ministry of
Human Services. The session was an opportunity for staff of both the Ministry and agencies to
come together and learn about several organizational models of residential care and how important
it is to use evidence informed practice in our care of these children and youth no matter the
environment. We explored how crucial the Foundations of Caregiver Support are and the significance
of developing meaningful relationships with the children we care for in order to assist the
change process. There was information shared about the effects early trauma and chronic stress
has on brain development and how we as caregivers can help undo some of the early harm done
Editorial Foundations of Caregiver Support – Jon Reeves
Growing Simple Interactions Inside Everyday Practice – Junlei Li
What Does It Mean to be Trauma Informed? From the Perspective of the Neurosequential Model. – Emily Wang, PH. D., R. Psych.
Sanctuary 101: An Overview of the Sanctuary Model – Ibet Hernandez
The Teaching-Family Model; An Evidenced Based Model – Michele Boguslofski
The CARE Program Model: Theory to Quality Practice in Residential Child Care -Jack Holden and Charles V. Izzo