Crisis nurseries, also known as crisis or emergency care, provide temporary respite for families experiencing challenging life circumstances that place their children at risk for abuse and/or neglect. Created to provide immediate stress relief for parents and caregivers in times of crisis, the care provided by most nurseries can be accessed any time of the day or night and is offered free-of charge. This fact sheet includes a definition of crisis nursery services, information about program models and how families can access services, research on the benefits of crisis care, and listing of resources and references for further information.
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