The last few weeks, leading up to the Christmas holidays, have been especially wonderful for the children, youth, and families who turn to the Community Child Abuse Council for help in very difficult circumstances. And our team of staff and clinicians have had particularly big smiles as a result of the generous community support that has bolstered our efforts and reinforced our belief in the generosity of the Hamilton community. Heartfelt thanks to everyone whose contributions have helped to make this a season of smiles for all of us! With your help, we are able to be here with specialized trauma treatment when youngsters need us and to forge ahead with all-important education and prevention efforts that we know will make a difference in many young lives. May this be a season of smiles for you as well, and may 2015 see more of Hamilton's children and youth thriving in every way.