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CFCC's 5th Annual Urban Child Symposium: "A Holistic Approach to the Urban Child's Trauma: From the Eyes of the Beholder"

April 4, 2013

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Location: School of Law Moot Court Room
Contact Name: Elizabeth Mullen
Contact Phone: 410-837-5615
Contact E-mail: emullen@ubalt.edu

 

 

Registration for the 2013 Urban Child Symposium is now closed.  To be placed on the waitlist, please send your name and email address to Eliza Mullen at emullen@ubalt.edu.  You will be notified via email if a seat becomes available.  Additionally, the event will be recorded and an online link will be available on CFCC’s website. Thank you for your interest in our Urban Child Symposium!

 

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, and 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 nine in 10 children have experienced a traumatic event. Yet few such youths are identified as traumatized, and fewer receive appropriate treatment or placement.

Please save the date for the University of Baltimore School of Law Center for Families, Children and the Courts' fifth annual Urban Child Symposium, which will address the importance of considering exposure to childhood trauma when developing more effective means to address the problems that urban children and their families face.  

The symposium will take place in the Venable Baetjer Howard Moot Court Room at the John and Frances Angelos Law Center (1415 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201). There is no charge to attend the symposium, but advance registration is required.