National Center for Children Exposed to Violence Dedication Ceremony Inaugural Event Features Keynote Address by U.S. Deputy Attorney General Eric H. Holder

The dedication and inaugural ceremony for the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence will be held on Monday, May 8 at noon at the Yale University School of Medicine in the Harkness Auditorium at 333 Cedar Street.

The Honorable Eric H. Holder Jr., U.S. Deputy Attorney General, will give the keynote address, “Breaking the Cycle of Violence: The Children Exposed to Violence Initiative.” Holder will hold a news conference following his address.

The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence has been established by the United States Department of Justice at the Yale Child Study Center. The National Center is founded on the work of the Child Development Community Policing Program, a unique police-mental health partnership created in New Haven under the direction of Dr. Steven Marans of the Yale Child Study Center.

The National Center will promote public awareness of the effects of violence on children and provide training and assistance to communities nationwide that are developing collaborative efforts to respond to children and families exposed to violence. The National Center will also serve as a clearinghouse for information about violent traumatization and successful approaches to intervention.

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