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We believe thriving children create thriving communities. To that end, we focus on a community-wide response to childhood trauma that combines excellence in treatment, state-of-the-art education, and community oriented prevention initiatives aimed at reducing the incidence and impact of child maltreatment and promoting the safe and healthy development of children.

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Long-time clinician and advocate Brenda Symons-Moulton has received the 2015 YWCA Hamilton's Women of Distinction Award for Lifetime Achievement, honouring her accomplished career and tremendous contributions to our community. We are delighted to see Brenda receive this well-deserved recognition and extend to her our warmest congratulations. Many young lives have been changed for the better through Brenda's caring and expertise, and many young people are today on a path towards thriving thanks to her efforts. We are fortunate to have had Brenda working with our clinical team for many years, and we are so very proud of her many noteworthy accomplishments.YWCA WOD 2015 017 800x600

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Brenda Symons-Moulton (right) at the YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards Gala with Nancy Falls, Clinical Director at THRIVE Child and Youth Trauma Services

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