As reported in Tulsa World:
“When a family arrives at Domestic Violence Intervention Service’s emergency shelter, they are often leaving behind a chaotic home life where parent-child bonds have been strained.
DVIS officials hope the shelter’s new children’s library will facilitate calming experiences for families and help them reconnect and strengthen their relationships.
“We know that our families come in here with trauma — some of them many, many years worth — and this trauma disrupts the attachment and bonding between a parent and a child,” said Crystal Brill, children’s program manager at DVIS.
“This library is going to provide us with the space and ability for our parents to come in, read to their children and focus on re-establishing those bonds and trust and attachment with their children.”