Child Witness to Violence Project

The Child Witness to Violence Project (CWVP) is a therapeutic, advocacy, and outreach project that focuses on the growing number of young children who are hidden victims of domestic and community violence and other trauma-related events. CWVP is staffed by a multi-cultural staff of social workers, psychologists, early childhood specialists, a consulting pediatrician and consulting attorney. It is run under the auspices of the Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center. The goals of CWVP are to identify young children who witness acts of significant violence, to help young children heal from the trauma of witnessing violence and to provide consultation and training to the network of caregivers in the lives of young children. Resources are available to support parents and caregivers including "Tips for Parents and Caregivers: Raising our Children in a Violent World". A Reference Library provides easy access to other helpful tools.