Events and Seminars

Event:Words Matter: Impact and Prevention of Childhood Verbal Abuse
Duration:10:30am - 5pm BST / 5:30am - 12pm EDT
Extra Info:Chairs: Professor Peter Fonagy and Dr Manasi Kumar

Childhood verbal abuse can result in substantial harmful impacts on children’s social-emotional development that can have long-term mental and physical health impacts throughout their lifetime. While substantial attention and investments have been made toward the prevention of childhood sexual and physical abuse, demonstrating significant declines in their prevalence, there is currently no such focus given to childhood verbal abuse, which is highly pervasive.

This one-day event with the World Health Organization (WHO), WHO’s UK-based Collaborating Centres in Violence Prevention and Investment in Health and Wellbeing, together with University College London’s (UCL) Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, will bring together presentations from global experts in the study of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), neuroscience, developmental psychology, and public health to elucidate and promote discussions on unifying definitions, impact, societal cost burden, and prevention.
Organised By:UCL Psychoanalysis Unit
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