Session Track

Advocating for Young Children

Experience Level


Session Time

June 26

Efforts to create trauma-responsive healing institutions have long considered environmental factors that can help reduce anxiety, promote healing, and support productive social interactions.  Not until relatively recently, however, have many courts and allied justice institutions started to focus in earnest on these kinds of environmental issues.  This session will provide a review of the environmental psychology and social psychology literature on "the person in the environment" and behavior.  In particular, environmental factors such as access to green space, color, art, lighting, noise, crowding, etc. and their potential interactions with traumatic stress/adversity will be reviewed and practice recommendations offered from a public health perspective.

11:05am to 12:15pm


Diamond 7