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.
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.