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.
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Please send mail to:
Child Witness to Violence Project
Boston Medical Center
801 Albany Street
1st Floor North
Boston, MA 02119
P: 617-414-4244 | F: 617-414-3649
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