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Changing Minds: Unique's Story

Content Advisory
Please be aware that this video contains descriptions of violence that may be distressing to some viewers.
October 2016

This short film, inspired by true stories, shows how a supportive and caring adult can help a child overcome childhood trauma and exposure to violence. Each year, nearly 60% of youth are exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. Recent studies demonstrate how observing violence has a lasting negative impact on a child’s brain and their cognitive development. Over time, exposure to violence during childhood is significantly correlated with negative outcomes such as psychological issues, adverse behavior, and serious illnesses. The U.S.

OJJDP and the Children's Bureau recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 2019

OJJDP and the Children's Bureau partnered on a proactive prevention approach to support families and safeguard children. This video features Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, and Caren Harp, Administrator of OJJDP, as they recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month and discuss how communities can come together to raise awareness about healthy parenting practices, child safety skills, available resources, and community partnerships.

This video was published in April 2019.