Overcoming Childhood Trauma: Participating Organizations
THE STATE OF NJ’S HEALTH: Overcoming Childhood Trauma looks at the little-discussed problems of the state’s at-risk children in coping with the long-term impact of “Adverse Childhood Experiences.” Inner-city children are often exposed to violence that is seen, heard and felt; they may lack proper support from adults, be neglected, hungry, abused and subjected to various kinds of dysfunction. This ongoing stress can affect their ability to learn and lead to lifelong emotional and health problems. We will explore the science of how traumatic stress affects brain development, and see what schools, communities and mental health professionals can do to prevent and mitigate its effects.
Hosted by NJTV’s senior correspondent Mike Schneider, expert panelists will field questions before an audience of key stakeholders, health and healthcare practitioners and community members at Walter K. Gordon Theater at Rutgers-Camden.
Airs September 17, 2014 on NJTV.
The Pact by Dr. George Jenkins,
Dr. Sampson Davis and Dr. Rameck Hunt
New Jersey Department of Children and Families
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ACES Study
Philadelphia Urban ACE Study
Adverse Childhood Experiences
The Truth About Aces
ACES Too High
National Center for Trauma Informed Care
Promoting Resiliency for Homeless Children
NJ Children’s System of Care
Mill Hill Center
Trenton Health Team