Rutgers Center on Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity (CLiME) Sponsors May 5 Conference on “Trauma, Schools and Poverty”

The Rutgers Center on Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity (CLiME) is hosting a daylong interdisciplinary conference titled "Trauma, Schools and Poverty," that looks at psychological trauma among children and their interaction with schools.

The conference will be held on May 5, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for Law and Justice at 123 Washington Street in Newark

Both panelists and audience members have been recruited for their outstanding work in fields related to children at-risk for trauma exposure. Our speakers are leading researchers from diverse disciplines who will share their existing or ongoing work, in a format that will facilitate substantive interaction with knowledgeable audience members.

Rutgers University-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor will give opening remarks and the lunchtime keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Susan F. Cole, Director of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative at Harvard Law School, and a pioneer in the field of trauma-sensitive schools.

Speakers include:

  • Esther Canty-Barnes
    Education and Health Law Clinic, Rutgers School of Law
  • Dr. Elizabeth Dutro
    University of Colorado-Boulder School of Education
  • Dr. Susan Esquilin
    Licensed Psychologist
  • Dr. Lovie Jackson Foster
    University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
  • Dr. Jennifer Jones
    Licensed Psychologist, National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network
  • Dr. Royce Lee
    University of Chicago, Department of Psychiatry and Behaviroal Neuroscience
  • Dr. Kelly Moore
    Rutgers’ Children’s Center for Resilience and Trauma Recovery
  • Mark Rosenbaum
    Public Counsel Opportunity Under Law, University of California-Irvine Law School
  • Dr. Natalie Slopen
    University of Maryland School of Public Health

The conference is free but registration is required. Click here to get more information and to register.


About CLiME:

The Rutgers Law School Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity (CLiME) is committed to studying the role of law and policy in encouraging or inhibiting opportunity based on place.  Our non-partisan efforts are designed to promote more equitable approaches to public law and policy amid rapid demographic change, shrinking government resources and enduring racial and economic divides.   Where possible, CLiME’s efforts recognize the interdependent relationship among places in a given region and the most inclusive conceptions of sustainability.