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Panel One Materials
Panel Two Materials
Panel Three Materials
From an early age, children living in inner cities frequently confront issues involving substance abuse, guns, arson, and other random violence. They witness injury, suffering, and death; they respond to these events with fear and grief, which, in turn, has a profound impact on their child development. An estimated 26 percent of children in the United States experience or witness a traumatic event prior to age 4. In the juvenile justice system, as many as 9 in 10 children have experienced a traumatic event. Yet few such youths are identified as traumatized, and fewer receive appropriate treatment or placement.
The 2013 Urban Child Symposium was opened with remarks by CFCC Director Barbara Babb, University of Baltimore President Robert Bogomolny, and UB School of Law Dean Ronald Weich.
The symposium featured a presentation by Keynote Speaker, Rain Pryor (Actress, Singer, Writer, Comedian and Producer), and a lunchtime presentation entitled “From Tragedy to Triumph,” by Nancy and Anthony Green (Founders, Deanna’s Lyric Foundation).
The first panel set the stage and provided insight into the traumatic experiences of children. Moderated by CFCC Director Barbara Babb, this panel included:
The second panel explored the relationship between child trauma and the justice system. Moderated by Professor Odeana Neal, this panel included:
The third panel investigated how the community addresses trauma and the available treatment. Moderated by CFCC Senior Fellow Gloria Danziger, this panel included:
Thank you to everyone who attended the symposium! We look forward to seeing you at next year's Urban Child Symposium!