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04 Dec 2012

Affects of Violence on Children

Affects of Violence on Children
New Issues Brief Targets Victimization and Trauma Experienced by Children and Youth

How are children REALLY affected by violence? Every Guardian ad Litem needs to read the new resource brief recently released by The Safe Start Center, ABA Center on Children and the Law, and the Child and Family Policy Associates, Victimization and Trauma Experienced by Children and Youth: Implications for Legal Advocates.

Guardians ad Litem will find

  •     Information about the prevalence and impact of victimization and exposure to violence
  •     Practice tips for juvenile defenders, children’s attorneys and GALs, judges and Guardian ad Litem volunteers
  •     Explanations of traumatic stress symptoms and trauma-related assessments and treatments
  •     Descriptions of promising local and state initiatives to address trauma
  •     Guidance on policy reforms and other considerations for trauma-informed advocacy