For immediate release: September 15, 2005
NCCEV conducts 8th Annual Mental Health Conference
The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) at the Yale
Child Study Center, in collaboration with the New Haven Department of
Police Service is hosting the 8th Annual Child Development-Community Policing
Program Multi-site Conference at the Yale Child Study Center, 230 South
Frontage Road, Donald J. Cohen Auditorium.
The conference is an all day meeting of representatives from the 16 CD-CP
sites throughout the country. The purpose of this year’s conference
is to work on the development of a formal CD-CP Program network. Sites
represented include: Baltimore, MD; Bridgeport, CT; Charlotte, NC; Chelsea,
MA; Clearwater, FL; New Haven, CT; Framingham, MA; Guilford, CT; Nashville,
TN; Providence, RI; Raleigh, NC; Rochester, NY; Sitka, AK; Stamford, CT;
Wilmington, DE and Zuni, NM.
The CD-CP Program was established in 1991 and formed the basis of the
NCCEV, established in 1999. The program is directed by Steven Marans,
Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center.
NCCEV's goals are to raise public awareness about the effects of exposure
to violence, provide training and technical assistance in the CD-CP Program
model to communities nationwide, and to serve as a national resource center
for professionals and the public on children's exposure to violence.
Central to the CD-CP Program is a round-the-clock acute response consultation
service, where mental health professionals along with police respond to
crises. Children and families exposed to violence and trauma are provided
with clinical services at the scene of the incident with follow-up, and
with referral for ongoing services.
Representatives from the NCCEV’s Southeast Regional Training Center
in Charlotte, North Carolina have been instrumental in coordinating the
activities for the conference as well. For more information on NCCEV or
the conference, please contact Colleen Vadala at 203-785-7047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.