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Effects of Violence and Trauma on Families: Discussion with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Yale NCCEV


New Haven, Conn. — A discussion to raise awareness and commemorate children and families affected by violence and trauma will be led today by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and leaders of Yale Child Study Center’s National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Union League Café, 1032 Chapel St.

Debra Hauser, community chair for NCCEV, Congresswoman DeLauro and Director of the NCCEV Steven Marans, will talk about the fears and traumatic responses that 9/11 brought to the world’s attention. They will address how similar events impact the daily lives of children and families locally and nationally. They will also highlight the specific work that the NCCEV and Congresswoman DeLauro were involved in following 9/11.

The work of the NCCEV is an example of proactive response to traumatic events. The discussion is one way of honoring the memories of the victims of terrorism, violence and other catastrophic events. The discussion will also focus on policy implications and applications that NCCEV has learned over many years of facing and responding to catastrophic events.

The NCCEV is directed by Marans, professor of child psychiatry and psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center. The goals of the NCCEV are to raise public awareness about the effects on children’s exposure to violence; provide training and technical assistance to communities nationwide on the effects of violence exposure on children and families; and to serve as a national resource center for professionals and the public on children’s exposure to violence.


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