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Workshop: NASEM Neurocognitive and Psychosocial Impacts of Violence

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A planning committee for the National Academies's Forum on Global Violence Prevention will hold a two-day public workshop designed to illuminate the current state of the science surrounding the impacts of exposure to violence and trauma on both neurocognitive and psychosocial outcomes. The workshop will feature a strong focus on exposure in childhood and the impacts of such exposure across the life-course (exploration across the life-course could include: general health and well-being, mental health, substance abuse, and outcomes related to re-victimization, and perpetration), but could explore other aspects of exposure throughout the lifespan - including areas such as refugee health and/or PTSD in returning combatants.

The Workshop will also feature an exploration of the prevention and intervention opportunities grounded in this science -- especially in the ways in which parents and caregivers can work to build resiliency and mentally-strong children and youth.

More information is available via the NASEM website.