Executive Director: Dr. Ginny Sprang
The Center on Trauma and Children's primary mission is to develop, assimilate, and disseminate knowledge and best practices that will contribute to reducing and ending violence against children and the effects of that violence across the life cycle. The Center’s dissemination of evidence-based knowledge extends to organizations, systems of protection and care, as well as individual provider level interventions. The Center’s research and dissemination activities will contribute to the understanding of child victimization and its effects across the life cycle. What’s more, the Center informs federal, state and regional policies in regard to child maltreatment and trauma effects across the life cycle.