Healing in the Wake of Community Violence: Lessons from Newtown and Beyond image

April 18, 2017 4:00pm screening; 5:30pm panel discussion
Lectures and Panels
2016-2017
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

VIDEO: Dean Martha Minow and Robert Kinscherff, Welcome
VIDEO: Robert Kinscherff and Ahmed Ragab, Introduction to Panel
VIDEO: Kim Snyder, On Using the Film to Start a Conversation
VIDEO: Wendy Parmet, "Newtown: A Public Health Perspective"
VIDEO: Rufus J. Faulk, Community Violence: A Local, Urban Perspective
VIDEO: Michelle Bosquet Enlow, "The Neurobiology of Trauma and Vicarious Traumatization: Tending to the Healers"
VIDEO: Audience Q & A

Couldn't join us for the event? Check out some of the panelists' slide presentations below!

This film screening and panel discussion addressed challenges that arise from tragic acts of community violence. The event began with a screening of Newtown, a documentary examining the impact of the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. The screening was followed by a panel of experts in health law policy, the neurobiology of trauma, and community approaches to violence in a discussion of public health, gun violence, and responses to community trauma. Discussion highlighted the issue of “healing the helpers”—the first responders, medical staff, clergy, mental health providers, and others who respond to the needs of victims, families, and communities in the wake of community violence.

Welcome

  • Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Panelists

  • Kim A. Snyder, Director & Producer, Newtown

  • Wendy Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Health Policy and Law, and Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Research Support, Northeastern University School of Law; Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

  • Rufus J. Faulk, Program Director, Gang Mediation Initiative, Boston TenPoint Coalition

  • Michelle Bosquet Enlow, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School and Associate in Psychology, Boston Children’s Hospital

  • Moderator: Ahmed Ragab, Richard T. Watson Associate Professor of Science and Religion and Director, Science, Religion, and Culture Program, Harvard Divinity School

This event was free and open to the public.

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Slide Presentations

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. Cosponsored by William James College and the Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School.

Videos

VIDEO: Dean Martha Minow and Robert Kinscherff, Welcome
VIDEO: Robert Kinscherff and Ahmed Ragab, Introduction to Panel
VIDEO: Kim Snyder, On Using the Film to Start a Conversation
VIDEO: Wendy Parmet, "Newtown: A Public Health Perspective"
VIDEO: Rufus J. Faulk, Community Violence: A Local, Urban Perspective
VIDEO: Michelle Bosquet Enlow, "The Neurobiology of Trauma and Vicarious Traumatization: Tending to the Healers"
VIDEO: Audience Q & A

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bioethics   health law policy   neuroscience   public health   regulation   religion