We share the imaginary world of Sesame Street, talking trains and superhero pups with kids before they have a good grasp of the real world. We do this because books cultivate imagination and help expand our view of the world. All kids should get the chance to fly with a pixie or cast spells with a young wizard.
Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre
We're putting the call out for hugs!
When a child experiences trauma, it’s never a one-time event, but something that is relived over and over again. When children need to recount their trauma for investigators or during a criminal court proceeding, the weight of the memory can be paralyzing.
Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre’s team provides support services for young people who need to recount past traumatic events. Over years of working with youth through this process, they’ve found positive ways to counteract the paralyzing weight of a bad memory. Sensory items like weighted blankets, bean bags and grip strengtheners, can offer the relief needed to make it through questioning. The pressure from such tools has been proven to help ground youth when painfully overstimulated.
How you can help
These sensory tools are in high demand for Toronto youth supported by Boost. We’re pooling funds to purchase a sensory tool kit that the Boost advocates can offer the young people they support. The kit is worth $280 and includes the following: finger coil rings, weighted blanket, weighted belt, weighted vest, ankle and wrist weights, grip strengtheners, small bean bags, and gum. This is our Troop way of giving these local kids a big bear hug.
$55.00 of $280.00 target
4 Troopers contributed
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This need is open until:
February 20, 2020
3 days left