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protective environment

1. Any setting in which vulnerable people (such as adolescents, the elderly, or those with a history of mental illness or drug dependence) are cloistered for therapeutic reasons.
2. A room or unit in a hospital with positive atmospheric pressure relative to its surroundings.
See also: environment
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PROTECTIVE ENVIRONMENT NETPark incubator lets businesses grow until they need bigger premises
The donations we have received today will be directed towards developing additional education programs to ensure that maximum number of Haitian children return back to the protective environment of school through our existing international partners who are currently on the ground in Haiti.
If America has any case to make then it should be made in the protective environment of the UK.
These included a reconfigurable building design; wind and earthquake resistant facility; protective environment rooms; two-way nurse calling systems; centralised, spacious nurse stations; ICU with large windows for sea view and natural light; acoustic walls; highest fire resistant standards; and worldwide connectivity through telemedicine platform.
Anyone emerging from the protective environment of a university to join what looks likely to be one of the harshest job markets for some time will be in for a rude awakening this summer.
tie recalls the sense of privilege, how those Saturdays felt, how players within the protective environment of the Louisiana State campus felt like gods as if they walked between raindrops.
He added: "We are providing a safe and protective environment with as normal a routine as possible following traumatic weeks.
UNICEF New York (United Nations Children's Fund), New York, US, Protective Environment for Children in Darfur.
Some of these workers need a more protective environment, which Remploy provides.
If deemed necessary a child would be apprehended and removed from an apparent volatile situation and placed in what was supposed to be a safe, sound and more protective environment.
But if a suspected drugs baron like Gary Robb is forced to break cover from that protective environment we must take full advantage.
Mackendrick was a perfectionist who--after making the most of Ealing's protective environment, which nurtured him as a filmmaker--finally had trouble dealing with the casual ruthlessness of the international film world.