Aurora Police and Bright Horizons Open Welcoming Space for Interviewing Children After Traumatic Events
November 22, 2019 – Teachers from Bright Horizons at Naperville joined forces with the Aurora Police Department and the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children to create warm and friendly Bright Spaces for young children who find themselves in the police headquarters after a crisis hits. The Bright Space nooks were recently opened in a ribbon cutting ceremony and the story was featured in both the Chicago Tribune and Univisión.
"It was a privilege to work with the Aurora Police Department and our Bright Horizons Foundation for Children to create two Bright Spaces in this police department," said Lynn Fichtel, Bright Space Connector for this project. "I am humbled and overwhelmed by the support and generosity of my colleagues from Bright Horizons at Naperville along with the local community who willingly donated their time and talents to create warm and bright spaces for children. I am proud that we not only transformed two rooms to be more child-friendly, but also received enough donations so that each child in this police station can leave with a comforting item and toy to help them when they are leaving."
Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune here.
To watch the Univisión segment, click here.
Photo credit: Megan Jones. Shared with permission from the Chicago Tribune.