The Facing Violence Experience Journal was created as part of the Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships Program, the community mental health program in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Facing Violence Experience Journal was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Boston Children’s Hospital Community Child Health Fund as well as contributions from the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital.
We would like to thank our team of reviewers, including Deb Azrael, PhD; Richard Bourne, JD, PhD; Shella Dennery, LICSW, PhD; Deborah Dickerson; Domingo Guyton; Ulric Johnson, PhD; Amy Kaye, PhD; Jennifer Masdea; Christina Nikitopolous, EdM, and Allison Scobie-Carroll, LICSW, MBA. We also thank Jennifer Holland, Madelyn Labella, Sneha Rao, Mitali Hariawala, Jessica Rosenthal, and Hannah Small for their assistance with this project.
Our gratitude goes to Boston Preparatory Charter Public School; Chelsea High School; the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute; and the United Teen Equality Center for graciously inviting us in and connecting us with young people and families.
The video clips of family and clinician interviews were produced and edited by Benjamin Hartman and Dixon Yun.
Most importantly, we would like to extend special recognition to the many young people, families, and community members who generously shared their stories for the Facing Violence Experience Journal.