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April 22, 2010 (Amityville, New York)
Robert E. Detor, President & CEO of South Oaks Hospital announced South Oaks Hospital has received a vital grant in the amount of $13,176.00 which will assist the hospital in replicating the innovative Calming Room experience begun in 2009 for the Child and Adolescent Center of Excellence.

Learn more about the Child and Adolescent Center of Excellence at South Oaks Hospital.

Mr. Detor stated "providing our youth with the skills they need to self-regulate their behavior for better functioning in society is the ultimate goal. Our first Calming Room, a multi-sensory room implemented in 2009, has clearly demonstrated its effectiveness in teaching children how to process what they see, hear, touch, taste and feel. This innovative technique provides trauma informed care in a coercion free environment offering our kids new resources and skills to gain control without physical intervention."

The Ronald McDonald Grant will assist South Oaks in expanding and enhancing the calming room experience utilizing very positive visual stimuli. Splashes of Hope, a non-profit organization who dedicates their efforts to paint murals in hospitals, has been engaged to create powerful and uplifting murals in our calming rooms to ease the hearts and minds of our kids during a difficult time. This inspiring environment will only add to our innovative techniques benefiting countless children and adolescents.

Mr. Detor expressed his gratitude to Ronald McDonald Charities for their vision and support of our mission, We Care for People.

Learn More about the Child and Adolescent Center of Excellence.

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