The Child Witness to Violence Project (CWVP) is a therapeutic, advocacy, and outreach project that focuses on the growing number of young children who are hidden victims of domestic and community violence and other trauma-related events.
CWVP is staffed by a multi-cultural staff of social workers, psychologists, early childhood specialists, a consulting pediatrician and consulting attorney. It is run under the auspices of the Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center.
Goals of the project include:
- To identify young children who witness acts of significant violence.
- To help young children heal from the trauma of witnessing violence by providing developmentally appropriate counseling for them and for their families.
- To provide consultation and training to the network of caregivers in the lives of young children in order that they may more effectively identify and respond to children who are exposed to violence.
CWVP is participating in the Rodman Ride for Kids again this year!
Saturday, September 21st in Foxboro, MA
The Rodman Ride for Kids is the number one single-day athletic fundraiser in the nation, supporting at-risk children. Rodman Ride raises funds for youth-focused social service organizations that support at-risk kids in Massachusetts. The Ride's mission is, "to have every kid in our community live as we would want our own kids to live."
Interested in supporting our team?
Please visit our team page or consider supporting our Program Director, Dr. Neena McConnico!
Tips for Parents and Other Caregivers
This guide provides parents and caregivers with information about how to support children in a violent world. To download, click here.
Child Witness to Violence Project
Boston Medical Center
One Boston Medical Center Place
Vose Hall, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
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