Children's Forum

Children can be profoundly affected by experiences of domestic violence, even after the abuser has left and the battering has ended. Children and Domestic Violence explored issues surrounding children who have suffered or witnessed domestic violence, and sought to define what government and service providers can do to help children heal.

Wednesday April 2, 2008
CUNY Graduate Center
Presented by Sanctuary for Families and the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation


Stone Phillips, former Co-Anchor of Dateline, NBC


  • Sarah Buel, JD: Clinical Professor, University of Texas at Austin School of Law and a domestic violence advocate for over 30 years
  • Steven R. Marans, PhD, MSW: Director, National Center for Children Exposed to Violence at the Yale Child Study Center; author of Listening to Fear: Helping Kids Cope, From Nightmares to the Nightly News
  • Evan Stark, PhD, MSW: Professor, Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration and Chair, Department of Urban Health Administration, UMDNJ- School of Public Health; author of Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life
  • Karen S. Days, President of the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence and family violence prevention and intervention advocate for 17 years.