International Conference on Children and Violence engages
expertise of local psychologist
(March 1, 2007) New Haven, Conn. — Dr. Steven Marans, the Director
of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence and Professor
of Child Psychiatry and Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study has been
invited by Queen Sofia of Spain to participate in her 10th International
Forum on Children and Violence, being held in Valencia Spain March 1st
The conference will be attended by experts from around the world on
children and violence and is a celebration of the 10-year anniversary
of Queen Sofia’s Center for the Study of Violence. Representatives
from over 26 countries will be in attendance at the conference. Dr.
Marans will be speaking on the psychological effects of terrorism on
children and will also participate in a round table discussion concerning
the importance of protecting and defending children’s rights when
it comes to violence exposure and child abuse.
The NCCEV was established at the Yale Child Study Center in 1999, based
on the work of the New Haven Child Development-Community Policing Program,
an innovative collaboration of mental health professionals with law
enforcement officials who provide emergency clinical services to children
and families following exposure to a violent or traumatic event. The
NCCEV and CD-CP Programs are under the direction of Dr. Steven Marans,
the 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 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.
Queen Sofia’s Center for the Study of Violence conducts research
on violence and its root and organizes activities, similar to this conference,
to increase social awareness about the serious consequences of violence
For additional information on the NCCEV or this conference please call
203-785-7047 or 1-877-49-NCCEV (62238) or visit our website at www.nccev.org.