Battling Blood in the Streets: How Can Neuroscience Promote Public Health and Support Public Policy to Prevent Community Violence?
Far too many people across the country are left dead, injured, or traumatized by community violence. Communities can be safer when neuroscience, public health strategies, and collective advocacy are aligned in practice and policy. This event convened experts to discuss the best next steps to fostering a broad science-informed advocacy movement to effectively address community violence.
This panel discussion was followed by the Petrie-Flom Center's 2016 Open House.
Learn more! Check out the panelists' slide presentations below!
Michelle Bosquet Enlow, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School; Associate in Psychology, Boston Children's Hospital; Affiliated Faculty, Harvard University Center on the Developing Child
Shannon Cosgrove, MPH, Director of Health Policy, Cure Violence
Fatimah Loren Muhammad, Director, Trauma Advocacy Initiative, Equal Justice USA
Charles Homer, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
Moderator: Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD, Senior Fellow in Law and Neuroscience, Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and Petrie-Flom Center; Associate Vice President for Community Engagement and Teaching Faculty in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program and for the Doctoral School Psychology Program, William James College; Faculty at the Center for Law, Brain and Behavior; and Senior Associate for the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
Michelle Bosquet Enlow, "The Neurobiology of Trauma: Ripple Effects through Individuals, Generations, and Society"
Shannon Cosgrove, "The Health Approach to Violence Prevention"
Part of the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.
VIDEO: Welcome and Introductions
VIDEO: The Neurobiology of Trauma, Michelle Bosquet Enlow
VIDEO: The Health Approach to Violence Prevention, Shannon Cosgrove
VIDEO: Race, Trauma, and Disrupting the Cycle of Violence, Fatimah Loren Muhammad
VIDEO: Shaping Public Policy on Violence Prevention, Charles Homer
VIDEO: Audience Q & A