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Child Witness to Violence

Ten percent of BMC’s pediatric patients have seen traumatic violence by the age of six, half of them in their own homes. BMC pediatricians report about 500 cases of child abuse and neglect each year, more than any other hospital in Boston. This program of intervention, education and prevention has become a national model. The staff is multicultural and multilingual, comprising social workers, psychologists, early childhood specialists and a consulting child psychiatrist. The program serves more than 225 children and parents each year, and offers consultation and education programs for physicians, police officers, teachers and other professionals.

Learn more about the Child Witness to Violence Project at their official website.

Shop to Support the Child Witness to Violence Project

Greeting Cards

  Greeting Cards     $10.00

Greeting Cards are a great way to support the Child Witness to Violence Project and have wonderful greeting cards to send to your family and friends. Designed by 2B graphix inc. Prices include shipping and handling.

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Video: Kids and Cops Making the Connection       $40.00

This 17 minute video is for use with police officers in training on child development and police intervention with children. Filmed at the Child Witness to Violence Project and featuring Boston Police officers and project staff, this video gives officers useful tips on how children view police officers and how to intervene with children in appropriate ways.

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Curriculum - Shelter from the Storm. Clinical Intervention with Children Affected by Domestic Violence $125.00

A manual for training mental health providers who work with children and families affected by domestic violence. This manual includes workshop materials for 13 hours of training, slides for use in training, complete bibliography, and fully reproducible handouts.

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Book - Children Who See Too Much       $20.00

This ground-breaking book by Betsy McAlister Groves alerts parents and clinicians to the pain which children experience after witnessing violence. Guidelines for giving these children the support they need to become healthy, responsible adults are provided.

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