Creating Hope from Violence and Despair

A Community Symposium on Prevention and Treatment 
of the Effects of Violence on Children.

The Durham Chapter of the Links, Inc. (The Links) and the Center for Child and Family Health- North Carolina (CCFH-NC) are collaborating to bring this program to the community.

Through this symposium, we plan to Create Hope from Violence and Despair by shareing information with those who work with children about the impact of exposure to violence and maltreatment on children’s mental health. Children can blossom when we prevent this exposure, and are quickly ready to treat and offset unfortunate exposure.
In Observation of:
  • National Crime Victims Rights Week – April 22 – 28, 2007
  • Prevent Child Abuse USA
  • Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
North Carolina Child Abuse Statistics:
  • 111,150 children were assessed for child abuse and neglect (sfy 2005-2006)
  • 24,599 of these children were confirmed as victims or found in need of services
  • 37 children died from child abuse homicide during the 2005 calendar year
Town Hall Format with:

Moderator - MaryAnn Black, MSW. LCSW. Associate VP for Community Relations, Duke Universtiy Health System

Ann Atwater - Community Activist 
Elaine O9Neil Bushfan, Chief District Court Judge  
Major B. J. Council of the Durham Police Department
Robert A. Murphy, PhD - Executive Director Center for Child and Family Health - North Carolina
Eunice Sanders, Director of Student Services, Durham Public Schools.

The Partners
The Durham Chapter of the Links, Inc. is an organization of African American women who seek to provide life changing community service in the areas of Youth, the Arts, National and International Issues. The Links9 programing uses a comprehensive approach to solving an important problem in the local community.

The Center for Child and Family Health-North Carolina (CCFH-NC) is the only organization in North Carolina dedicated to a full range of comprehensive services to children and families who are victims of trauma, often resulting from exposure to maltreatment, violence, abuse and loss. CCFH-NC care providers are university-affiliated faculty who develop, study, and promote new models of prevention and care that ultimately benefit children and families - locally, nationally, and around the globe.

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