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Vanier’s Service Delivery Framework

Vanier’s Service Delivery Framework is evidence informed. It was developed in review of related literature and the practice wisdom of staff, in consultation with families.  It is to be updated as new evidence is available. The purpose of the framework is to have a common approach, across all programs, in our work with infants, children and their families. The following diagram outlines our framework:

Vanier’s “3 R’s” (Resiliency, Regulation and Relationships) reflect what we focus on growing while we offer services. Knowledge related to the impact of childhood adverse life experiences on brain development is integrated into our understanding of a child’s emotional and physical response to stress. Our interventions are focused on strengthening relationships to support the child in co-regulating their emotions with their parent / caregiver. At the core of framework is “healing centered engagement’. Providing families and individuals opportunities for meaning making through interventions that empower them, while identifying issues of oppression and discrimination is critical as our families work towards their goals. The key concepts / approaches that are integrated within this framework include, but are not limited to;

  1. Brain Science and impact of “toxic stress”
  2. Nervous system and the stress response
  3. Circle of Security ©
  4. Attachment theory
  5. Child and youth resilience factors
  6. Anti-Colonial, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppressive Practices
  7. Trauma informed practices and Healing Centered engagement

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  • Mental Health supports for children & families
  • Community based programs
  • Respite care for families
  • Extra-curricular activities for children in need
  • New equipment & renovations
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