A Day in the Life: How Exposure to Community Violence Affects Children

A Day in the Life: How Exposure to Community Violence Affects Children
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2019-09-26
Unit 1 Slide Deck: How Exposure to Community Violence Affects Children
Unit 2 Recording: How Exposure to Community Violence Affects Children

This webinar will describe the many risks of harm (short-term and long-term) for children exposed to violence in their community. As rates of violent crime continue to increase in many communities across the United States, child-serving professionals across all disciplines must gain greater insight into the damaging effects of exposure to these incidents, on the children who reside there. With a focus on the emotionally-damaging nature of this exposure, outcome differences by: race, gender, age, and the nature and frequency of community violence exposure will be discussed. In addition, this webinar will cover the overlap between exposure to violence in the community as a child, and risks for subsequent victimization or perpetration of violence in the home and/or community as an adolescent or adult. Finally, critical components of effective and efficient community-inclusive, multi-disciplinary intervention efforts will be described.



Audience Comments:

  • “First-hand experience by the presenter. Excellent presentation!” — Anya
  • “The alarming Statistics. Thank you for offering this very important training.” — Roseann
  • “I was shocked to hear that the trauma that occurs in the first three years of a child’s life will be with them forever. it is very difficult to change that or heal a child from that.” — Becky
  • “I would love to hear more from Mr. Campbell.” — Raylene
  • “Awesome presenter and excellent information!” — Devorra
  • “Really appreciated the tie in on risk and protective factors and how agencies could not only consider the resulting impact on youth and adults but ways to mitigate the damage. The research was fantastic. Great presentation!” — Glenda
  • “It was very helpful that the presenter gave examples and juxtaposed damaging conditions with what to work towards to try to mitigate community violence and its effects.” — Leah
  • “All the information that Andrew Campbell offered in this webinar was valuable. I think that behaviors resulting from children internalizing or externalizing their emotions/feelings resulting from the exposure to violence is good information. The information offered about complex trauma symptomology is useful as well as reiterating the importance of bringing children up in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment. Thank you for this webinar!” — Leslie
  • “Really appreciated the information on animal abuse and on the benefit of animals to traumatized children.” — Mary
  • “The presenter was very engaging, very knowledgeable and like the idea of the break slides. Thanks, Mr. Campbell for your passion!” — Sarah
  • “I think the whole webinar was amazing, I got a lot of new information from it.” — Sam
  • “First, I would like to thank Andrew for his willingness to share his own traumatic history, also that he is so passionate about these issues. I believe that this presentation and others like it are so relevant, especially in today’s world, unfortunately. When you add the lack of safety in schools, as well as the impact on children of the reality that they may not have a viable future because of climate change, the impact of all these stressors becomes so much more relevant and so important to provide help. — Marie



** This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriffs' Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Paid subscribers that attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs' Association logo.
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