NJTV Announces Third Health-Themed Town Hall Program: Overcoming Childhood Trauma

NJTV Announces Third Health-Themed Town Hall Program: Overcoming Childhood Trauma

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, announced it is taping the third program in its health-themed town hall series in Camden for broadcast this fall.

The latest town hall program, entitled The State of NJ's Health: Overcoming Childhood Trauma, will be recorded at the Walter K. GordonTheater atRutgers University-Camden this month to premiere Wednesday, September 17 at 8pm on NJTV (check local listings).

Hosted by NJTV's Senior Correspondent Mike Schneider, this hour-long town hall discussion will explore the long-term impact of adverse childhood experiences on New Jersey's inner city youth. At-risk children are often exposed to habitual violence, neglect, abuse and family dysfunction. This ongoing stress can lead to learning deficiencies and lifelong emotional and health problems.

The program will engage professional panelistswith community participants to explore the challenges and solutions to the problem of adverse childhood experience.

Participants inThe State of NJ's Health: Overcoming Childhood Trauma include:

  • JJ Cutuli,Assistant Professor in Psychology, Rutgers University-Camden
  • Dr. Martin Finkel, Professor of Pediatrics, CARE Institute (Rowan)
  • Robert Atkins, Associate Professor of Nursing and Childhood Studies, Rutgers University-Camden
  • Kristin Schubert, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Dr. Roy Wade, Pediatrician/Urban ACE Task Force, Children Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Shavar Jeffries,Associate Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice
  • Dr. Ruth Perry, Executive Director, Trenton Healthcare Team

The State of NJ's Health: Overcoming Childhood Trauma is a production of NJTV and is made possible by major funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The first town hall episode of the series,The State of NJ's Health: Growing Healthy Kids,discussed the topic of childhood obesity. It aired in March of this year and was recorded at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey. The second, Healthcare Hot Spots, which aired in June from Rutgers in Piscataway, examined local access to primary health care in the era of the Affordable Healthcare Act.

The fourth town hall in this series will assess the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the mental health ofJersey shore residents, and will be scheduled to air around the storm's anniversary in October.

Find out more aboutThe State of NJ's HealthatNJTVonline.organd on Facebook and Twitter using hashtag #NJTVhealth. Photos available on theNJTV pressroom.