The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
127 West 127th Street Suite 432, Harlem, NY 10027

The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children   

Children exposed to domestic violence  live in constant fear.  Research indicates they are at increased risk for emotional, behavioral, cognitive, academic, and social problems. A disproportionate number of children who are exposed to domestic violence are under the age of eight and are overlooked because of the common myth that they are too young to understand, be affected or won’t remember what happened anyway. 

This workshop led by Flora Colao, LCSW will cover the experience of domestic violence from the perspective of the children who witness it. Participants will gain an understanding of the effect of witnessing violence as well as initial interventions that will help mitigate the negative impact.  

Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 1 - 4 p.m.

Materials Fee: $50


Flora Colao LCSW is a social worker and therapist.  She specializes in the treatment of child abuse and trauma and offers training programs nationwide.   Flora has extensive experience working with children who have been traumatized as a result of violence either against themselves or against a loved one. As an outgrowth of her work with trauma survivors, Flora has experience working with childhood grief issues.  Because of her wide range of experience with children, Flora Colao is able to understand and teach others how children perceive their environment as well as how they think and react in different situations.  She uses play and art expression in addition to talk therapy with children.  Flora is EMDR trained since 2001 and has extensive experience integrating EMDR into treatment with trauma survivors.  

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