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Cooney Miner Moderates Panel on Effects of Trauma on Young Children

May 5, 2017

As part of the Children’s Institute Spotlight Series, St. John Fisher College and the Greater Rochester Health Foundation co-sponsored a seminar on how trauma impacts the minds and behaviors of young children.

Dianne Cooney Miner

Dr. Dianne Cooney Miner, dean of the Wegmans School of Nursing and member of the board of Children’s Institute, served as the seminar moderator.

Featured speakers included James Lewis Psy.D, a consulting school psychologist formerly with the Yale Children’s Center, and Doris Boyd LCSW, ACSW, a child, adolescent, and family behavioral health expert on the staff of the U.S. Army Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

More than 250 people attended the seminar, traveling from as far away as Buffalo and Syracuse to learn about how trauma affects child development and lessons learned from the Safe Start Initiative, collaborative interventions with law enforcement and first responders, and the ongoing treatment and needs of families in the military.