CEV in the News 5/29/2012

Safe Start's weekly offering of current events with a childhood exposure to violence focus. This week's highlights include the Blue Star program for military families, a new trauma intervention, and the continued problem of suicide and bullying among youth.


  1. Military Families Appreciate Efforts

    This entry shares the struggles and efforts that face the families and children of servicemen and women when they are deployed. 
  2. Better response plans needed for children exposed to domestic violence

    Ted Cross discusses, of the School of Social Work at University of Illinois, his recent work helping to conduct a study on the effect of domestic violence on children and examined the mandated reporting practices for those kinds of cases. 
  3. Distress of Child War and Sex Abuse Victims Halved by New Trauma Intervention

    A newly adapted psychological intervention to reduce distress in children traumatized by war and sexual abuse has been pioneered by staff at the Queen's University Belfast and World Vision. It is part of a larger program to treat psychological distress in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  4. Child Sex Trafficking Jumps Drastically in America and Across the World

    This article discusses the troubling rise in child sex trafficking and its effects on children. On May 22 it was reported that Interpol busted a child sex ring that spanned 20 countries, including the United States. 
  5. Justice Department Commemorates National Missing Children's Day

    This is a post from Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Justice Programs, Mary Lou Leary discussing the commemoration of National Missing Children's Day.
  6. Cops and Kids

    This video from Shelby County, Tennessee, shares the county's experiences with a new program connecting cops and kids as a part of their participation in the Attorney General's Defending Childhood Initiative.  
  7. 7-year-old boy's suicide shocks Detroit community

    This article touches on the tragic suicide of young boy in Detroit and the growing problem of childhood suicide related to bullying in the United States. 
  8. Best Bet: Blue Star Program Kicks Off for Military Families

    The National Endowment for the Arts kicked off its third annual Blue Star Museums program showing support for children and military families. Active-duty military personnel and their families get free admission to more than 1,600 museums nationwide from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 
  9. Foster numbers declining

    The State of Georgia shares new information about a reduction in children and foster care of the past few years and the possible reasons for the decline. 
  10. Guns more than gangs are fueling city's violence, police say

    This article provides a different perspective on what fuels Seattle's violence. Police officials have said that the outbreak of violence through Memorial Day weekend and since the beginning of the year has more to do with guns than with gangs.