Unlearning Violence: Violence and abuse against children

This panel included formal presentations on innovative programming to provide protection to at-risk children, and an overview of the ways in which children are subject to violence. Following these, the discussion explored the ethics of professional practices. Throughout, the panelists dwelt on the need to learn from and with the communities one seeks to engage.

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Unlearning Violence: Perspectives from Neuroscience and Education

Dr. Maryanne Wolf of Tufts University’s Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development opened panel two with a series of Kantian questions: “What can we know? What should we do? How can we hope?”

Throughout the panel, Wolf, and fellow panelists, Dr. Regina Sullivan and Dr. John Lawrence Aber, both of New York University explored the answers to these questions as they relate to how the experience of violence impacts children’s development.

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