Tag Archives: trauma

In the uproar over police shootings, gun violence and race are children forgotten?

The tragic shootings in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas have again focused the nation’s attention on race, excessive use of police force and sensible gun laws. But what about the nation’s children and gun violence? Are we overlooking them? Excluding gun-related incidents by law enforcement officers, almost 33,000 Americans die from gun violence each year. And many children are either victims ... Read More »

NASW webinar focuses on Trauma Informed Assessments

By Rena Malai, News staff The Lunchtime Series webinar “Use of Trauma Informed Assessments of Youth entering the Juvenile Justice System” explores the impact of early childhood trauma on juvenile justice involvement. The webinar  also  discusses the need for social workers to become trauma informed and to use a range of assessments that help determine exposure to adverse childhood experiences. ... Read More »

Global Violence Prevention – Contagion of Violence Workshop

The Forum on Global Violence Prevention of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies convened a two-day public workshop that looked at the contagious nature of violence, the relationship between the contagion of violence and epidemics of violence, and how contagions of violence can be prevented or ended. Held in April 2012, the workshop summary is now available online. ... Read More »

Mental health services can benefit police officers

By Rena Malai, News Staff Former police officer Sonny Provetto clearly remembers being called to a 13-car pileup in his previous role with the police department in Burlington, Vt. And when he drives along the same highway today, he said it still affects him. “The operator was decapitated,” Provetto recalled of one of the drivers. “In the normal realm of ... Read More »

Applications for HHS Grant Opportunities Due Late July

The Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau has announced several grant funding opportunities. Applications are due at the end of this month. 1.  Child Welfare-Early Education Partnerships to Expand Protective Factors for Children with Child Welfare Involvement:  The Children’s Bureau expects to award up to 8 grants at $250,000 per budget period for projects lasting 17 months supporting ... Read More »