Trauma-informed Parenting in the Age of COVID-19
We are living through a period of uncertainty that is unprecedented in our lifetimes. Recommendations for physical distancing, worries about health and finances, and juggling work and childcare responsibilities can lead to considerable stress for parents. These and other burdens are experienced disproportionately by black and brown communities, frontline workers, the poor, and caregivers of children with disabilities.
LISTEN: Yale Expert On Coping With Stress In A Pandemic
Unlike other singular traumatic events, the pandemic is ongoing. Connecticut Public Radio’s Diane Orson reached out to Dr. Steven Marans, a professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and director of the Childhood Violent Trauma Center at the Yale Child Study Center. She asked about ways to cope when a threat is long-lasting.Source: Connecticut Public Radio
Representatives of Two Medical School Departments Advocate for Detained Migrant Children
The Yale Child Study Center, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee team at the Unitarian Society of New Haven co-hosted a rally and candlelight vigil on July 12 to protest the conditions migrants are facing at the U.S. - Mexico border.
Hamden vigil for migrants Friday 1 of 700 worldwide
A candlelight vigil to protest treatment of Mexican and Central American migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, one of a reported 700-plus events around the world, will be held at 8 p.m. Friday on the steps of Hamden Memorial Town Hall.Source: New Haven Register
Trauma from violence, including police shootings, spans generations, experts say
Entire communities are suffering trauma, individually and collectively. An epidemic of gun violence here and nationwide, racial bias and cultures of police brutality have inflicted trauma on communities of color that seem difficult to heal from.Source: New Haven Register
St. Louis police, social service workers learn from New Haven
For 25 years, the New Haven Police Department and the Yale Child Study Center have worked together to identify and help families through the emotional trauma they face when confronted with violence or a criminal act.Source: New Haven Register
How Should Police Handle Children When Detaining Their Parents?
The report says law enforcement should work to minimize the trauma children could experience. They can do that by detaining the parent or guardian away from the child, explaining what's happening and telling the child he or she isn't at fault and will be safe.Source: Newsy
The IACP, Yale and the U.S. Department of Justice Launch Groundbreaking Toolkit for Law Enforcement to Help Children Recover from Exposure to Violence and Trauma
Because of their critical role in responding to calls for service, law enforcement officers are uniquely positioned to recognize and identify children who may be traumatized, and to utilize trauma-informed policing practices— both immediately on-scene and beyond the emergency calls for service—that can help to initiate children’s recovery.Source: Official Blog of the International Chiefs of Police
New Haven police’s approach aids children of violence
Caring to the needs of children of violence is as important as arresting the violent offender, New Haven police believe. As part of the Behind Broken Doors series that explores domestic violence's effect on Corpus Christi, the Caller-Times spent three days in New Haven, Connecticut, to examine how a collaboration between the Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center and the New Haven Department of Police Services helps children exposed to violence.Source: Corpus Christi Caller Times
Watching All That Footage Of Mass Shootings Might Be Giving Us PTSD Symptoms
President Obama isn’t the only one shedding tears and choking up about the 30,000 Americans killed by gun violence every year. The unrelenting scroll of news coverage of the mass shootings in San Bernardino, Charleston, North Carolina and Colorado Springs might be taking a psychological toll on all of us.Source: MTV.com