ERIC Number: ED352161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Can They Hope To Feel Safe Again? The Impact of Community Violence on Infants, Toddlers, Their Parents and Practitioners. A Report from the Final Plenary Session, Biennial National Training Institute, ZERO to THREE/National Center for Clinical Infant Programs (7th, Washington, D.C., December 8, 1991).
National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Arlington, VA.
The theme of the conference session reported in this booklet was the impact of community violence on infants, toddlers, their parents, and practitioners in education. The booklet contains the edited transcript of the session, which included presentations by three speakers. Clementine Barfield described the impact of urban violence on her family and on the children with whom she works in Detroit, Michigan. The loss of her son through violence led her to found the organization Save Our Sons And Daughters (SOSAD), a project that engages in crisis intervention and violence prevention and provides support groups for those who are affected by violence. Elizabeth M. Simpson, a social worker, discussed the work of the PALS program, which was devised by the school district of East Oakland, California. This program delivers therapy, counseling, and tutoring services in two elementary schools. Some of the symptoms caused by a violent event were reviewed. Betsy McAlister Groves, also a social worker, reviewed work that she and her colleagues at Boston (Massachusetts) City Hospital have been doing concerning young children's exposure to violence. The insights and reflections of these speakers suggest that there is much that can be done to address the impact of violence. (SLD)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Coping, Counseling, Crime, Crisis Intervention, Homicide, Infants, Inner City, Parents, Security (Psychology), Social Work, Therapy, Toddlers, Tutoring, Urban Areas, Urban Problems, Victims of Crime, Violence
Zero to Three/National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, 2000 14th Street North, Suite 380, Arlington, VA 22201-2500 ($5, plus $2.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Location: California (Oakland); Massachusetts (Boston); Michigan (Detroit)