A Pre-K Takes on Childhood Trauma

“I want to go to my house!” protested Simon.

Bonnie Muller took his hand and plunked down on the floor. “Tell me more,” she said.

It was part of a newly redoubled effort to reverse the damaging affects of childhood trauma on kids’ brains, mental health, and life trajectories.

The scene took place at the Friends Center For Children, a private preschool that just moved into a new, 9,200-square-foot building at 255 Grand Ave.

The center has won a grant to hire a full-time social worker to work with all teachers, families and kids at the center, which serves 55 kids from age 3 months to 5 years.

Read full article by Melissa Bailey in New Haven Independent.