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Trauma-Free NYC and Trauma-Free NYC Student Advocacy Group invite all students, staff, and faculty to join us for a virtual 5k the weekend of November 12-14 to support Fresh Youth Initiatives. Fresh Youth Initiatives is dedicated to helping vulnerable children and families (K-12) in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx to reach their fullest potential. All proceeds will support direct services at FYI.  

Thank you for your support, we hope to see you there!

--The Trauma-Free NYC Student Advocacy Group

In the wake of recent international traumatic events, Dr. Danielle Kassow, Senior Program Officer for Trauma-Free NYC, shares an important article about children and disasters. 

Join this nationwide grassroots campaign to engage congressional offices and other federal leaders in supporting policies, programs, legislation, and appropriations that prevent and respond to childhood trauma and build resilience.

Our annual Spring course on ACEs and trauma-informed care hosted documentary filmmaker and director Ana Joanes to discuss her film Wrestling Ghosts, an intimate illustration of intergenerational trauma that focuses on one woman's experience to heal from her own trauma and become a better parent to her children. 

Dr. Nim Tottenham, a member of Trauma-Free NYC, was quoted in a recent CNN article on the importance of close family relationships during times of stress.

Special Issue on: “Disproportionate Trauma, Stress, and Adversities as a Pathway to Health Disparities among Disenfranchised Groups Globally”

In their study, Dr. Rajan, Dr. Branas and co-authors provide evidence for the exposure of violence involving guns as an Adverse Childhood Experience.

NBC Nightly News: Listen to Trauma-Free NYC team member, Dr. Nim Tottenham, speak about the US border crises and the effect of parent-child separation on the developing brain.

Trauma-Free NYC, the Mailman School of Public Health, and the NYC Administration for Children’s Services worked together during the Spring 2019 semester to address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma-informed care (TIC) among key stakeholders in New York City.

During an annual awards event, Dr. Virgnia Rauh was presented with the Dean’s Excellence in Leadership Award from Dean Linda Fried, Mailman School of Public Health.

Listen to Trauma-Free NYC team member, Dr. Nim Tottenham, speak about the impact of child separation on the developing brain on NBC Nightly News.

On March 29, 2018, Co-Director of Trauma-Free NYC Dr. Virginia Rauh was published in the New England Journal of Medicine calling for action from the EPA.  Dr. Rauh’s research, along with others, has found that the organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos can have negative health effects in children’s developing brains.

Dr. Charles Branas, an Executive Steering Committee member with Trauma-Free NYC, has recently published new findings on effective strategies to reduce gun violence in communities. 

On January 22, 2018 a talk and book signing with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, author of The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Terms Effects of Childhood Adversity, launched Trauma-Free NYC, a cross-school initiative at Columbia.

On January 22, 2018, a talk and book signing with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, author of The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Terms Effects of Childhood Adversity, helped launched Trauma-Free NYC, a cross-school initiative at Columbia.