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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Theater shooting trial leads to concerns about mental illness, stigma.
The Aurora theater gunman and his attorneys are fighting for a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity. Two court-appointed psychiatrists — who said the shooter was sane at the time — agreed that the attack would not have happened without a mental illness.
Edith Harris Lecture: National trauma expert describes toll of violence and tools for recovery
Being identified as a victim of trauma and receiving subsequent family and social support are the two greatest predictors that a child will recover from a traumatic incident, Steven Marans, director of the Childhood Violent Trauma Center at Yale University’s Child Study Center, told a Wayne State audience on Nov. 14.
Community Policing and Child Development: Averting Traumatic Disorders
Before traumatic disorders set in is when we can make the greatest difference: prevention trumps illness, with its trajectory of impaired educational and social development, and its association with later criminal justice involvement as well as health and mental health problems.
Children of Trauma
According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, one in four school kids has been exposed to trauma that can affect both ability to learn and ability to function. So what do you do if a child you know is one of the four? Dr. Steven Marans, a Yale professor and director of The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence, joins us to talk about the children who are often forgotten or in the shadow of shattering events.