Healing in the Wake of Community Violence: Lessons from Newtown and Beyond: Panel discussion and screening of the documentary Newtown (2016)
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.
Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
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.
Michelle Bosquet Enlow, "The Neurobiology of Trauma and Vicarious Traumatization: Tending to the Healers"
Wendy Parmet, "Newtown: A Public Health Perspective"
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.
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